The United States lost about $ 400 billion due to fake applications for unemployment benefits, most of the money settled in the hands of criminals from Russia, Nigeria, and China. About this, with reference to experts in the field of combating fraud, writes Insider.
As Blake Hall, the head of the company told the publication ID.me a fraud prevention firm that stole funds through false claims for unemployment benefits. According to Insider, to receive benefits, attackers often steal other people’s personal data, with the help of which they withdraw money from an ATM through intermediaries, and then send it abroad.
The head of LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Haywood Talcove, claims that at least 70 percent of the stolen funds were withdrawn from the United States. At the same time, he said, the criminal groups involved in the theft “definitely act with the support of the government.” The expert did not justify his assumption in any way.