KTRE, By T’Ebonie Tanner, Sept. 1, 2020

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) — The Texas Workforce Commission says they see a dramatic increase in the number of fraudulent unemployment claims filed during a disaster.

Identify theft is a $6 billion enterprise — A Nacogdoches resident has become the latest victim after their personal information was used by someone filing a false claim. As police work to solve that case, KTRE’s T’Ebonie Tanner learned about ways to help keep your identity from being stolen.

“Identify theft is when your personal information is used, such as your social security number, your date of birth, your name, your address and your phone number,” said Sargent Brett Ayers with the Nacogdoches Police Department.

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