State Officials Warn Illinoisans About Increase In Identity Theft Unemployment Fraud

The Illinois Department of Employment Security is warning the public to be on high alert for identity theft scams. IDES Director Kristen Richards says she is seeing more phishing schemes to get people to give up their personal information. She adds that there are also reports of phony social media messages and profiles being created on platforms like Facebook. Richards recommends visiting the IDES website at ides-dot-illinois-dot-gov for more information.