ALLENTOWN, Pa. – An Allentown lady believes she stands out as the sufferer of unemployment fraud.
She acquired 10 letters in her mailbox Tuesday, all from the Pennsylvania Unemployment Workplace, addressed to 10 totally different individuals. Now she’s questioning what to do about it.
“Ten individuals on the market do not know their data is getting used to amass unemployment,” stated the lady, who didn’t wish to be recognized.
In keeping with the Pennsylvania Labor Division web site, she’s proper to be involved. It says “Indicators of fraud embody… receiving unrequested unemployment paperwork.”
“That is our dwelling for 18 years. None of these individuals have ever lived right here,” stated the lady.
So the lady known as Allentown Police, who referred her to the Division of Labor. She known as their fraud hotline, however was on maintain so lengthy she hung up.
“What number of fraud circumstances do you probably have happening that I am on maintain for 45 minutes ready to talk to any person?” stated the lady.
We known as that hotline as effectively, and we waited on maintain for twice as lengthy, an hour and a half, earlier than we hung up. The girl stated she turned to Fb to see if anybody else was coping with this, and came upon she’s not alone.
One touch upon her publish learn “I simply acquired one from an individual not even with Hispanic final title since I had been the house proprietor for twenty-four years.”
One other learn “I acquired one the opposite day in another person’s title however my tackle, I’ve lived right here for 44 years!”
“There have been a bunch of those that had been receiving the identical letters. A few of them had thrown them away, a few of them I assume had been returning to sender,” stated the lady, and that is her plan as effectively.
“I wrote in all capitals, ‘fraud, particular person doesn’t stay at this tackle, return to sender,'” stated the lady.
Since she stated she would not have time to attend on the fraud telephone line, she plans to drop all of these letters in a publish workplace field, as a result of she would not wish to put them in her personal mailbox.
“I am not going to stay it in my mailbox, as a result of I really feel like any person’s watching my mailbox,” stated the lady.
And he or she stated she hopes that is the tip of it.
The Pennsylvania Unemployment Workplace additionally gives the choice to report fraud on-line.