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State sees cyber ID theft rise along with unemployment claims

The Oregon State Capitol building in Salem. (The Enterprise/File)

The Oregon Employment Department experienced a tenfold increase in identity theft issues in 2020 as new jobless claims poured in during the pandemic, mirroring a spike in claims that took place across the country.

Cyberthieves capitalized on the huge volume of unemployment claims filed during the early months of the pandemic to submit fraudulent benefits applications . . .

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