Fraud on the rise in Gunnison

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Gunnison Police report three claims daily

  • If one receives one in the mail for unemployment benefits, such as a U.S. Bank ReliaCard, without having signed up for them, there is chance a fraudulent claim has been made. Courtesy
    If one receives one in the mail for unemployment benefits, such as a U.S. Bank ReliaCard, without having signed up for them, there is chance a fraudulent claim has been made. Courtesy
Gunnison is unfortunately keeping up with a nationwide trend: fraudulent unemployment claims are on the rise. Gunnison Police Captain Chris Wilson said the department has been averaging three illegal claims daily since the end of October. “We’ve been seeing a gamut of people being scammed,” Wilson said, adding that many of the individuals being targeted are working again or were not signed up for…

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