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Cybercriminals steal nearly $1B from Texas unemployment fund

KXAN, By Jody Barr, May 20, 2021

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Texas is under attack. So is nearly every other state in the union. The assault is silent and those hit don’t know they’re hit until it’s too late.

“My husband received two different notifications from the Texas Workforce Commission informing him that he had applied for unemployment insurance,” Lisa Martin said, holding the tri-folded notification letters.

There was one problem: Miller’s husband isn’t unemployed. He’s worked for the Texas Department of Transportation for years.

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