Thieves Find Another Way to Scam Genesee County Residents [VIDEO]
Your unemployment benefits may be in jeopardy, whether you're working or not. Thieves are now targeting Genesee County residents' unemployment benefits by gaining access to social security numbers.
Detective Brad Wangler tells ABC-12 that Flint Township police have taken reports from four people who've reported false claims against their unemployment benefits. Some of those victims are still employed.
Wangler cautions against carrying your social security card, or any document with your social security number.
"The frustrating part is someone looking to steal unemployment benefits who doesn't need them, but they're stealing from people who do need those benefits," Wangler said.