The Nigerian Prince Strikes Again! Millions Of COVID-19 Unemployment Dollars Lost In Nigerian Scam.
We have all been contacted by the lonely Nigearn prince who has no one to leave his vast fortune after he dies. Scams like this still bring in an estimated $700,000 globally. It seems that they have stepped up their game. On May 21, 2020 Washington state officials have acknowledged the loss of “hundreds of millions of dollars” to an international fraud scheme that drained the state’s unemployment insurance system.
Suzi LeVine, the commissioner of the state Employment Security Department (ESD), disclosed the incredible losses during a news conference Thursday afternoon. LeVine declined to say exactly how much money was stolen during the scam, which is believed to be orchestrated from Nigeria. But she did say that the amount was “orders of magnitude above” the $1.6 million that the ESD reported losing to fraudsters in April.
Full story here: The Seattle Times