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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Fraud Reports Rise for Unemployment Benefits and Stimulus Checks

The Snoqualmie Police Department has received more than 60 reports in the past week of fraud involving stolen identities, intercepted stimulus checks, unemployment benefits claims in the name of someone still employed, and credit report breaches.

“This is the worst possible time for people to have to deal with stolen identities,” said Snoqualmie Police Chief Perry Phipps. “We ask that everyone make every effort immediately to protect your identification documents, accounts, and passwords.”

Snoqualmie Valley residents and businesses are asked to watch their financial institution accounts closely. Watch for fraudulent mail from organizations you don’t usually get mail from. Don’t overlook junk mail. Open all mail to be sure no fraudulent actions are being taken.

If you experience fraud, please call the Snoqualmie Police Department at 425-888-3333 to make a report. The Snoqualmie Police Department serves the cities of Snoqualmie and North Bend.

Fraud Resources 
Employee Security Department Unemployment Benefits Fraud: 800-246-9763
Social Security Fraud: 1-800-269-0271
Federal Trade Commission Stimulus Payment Scams
How to Place a Fraud Alert with the Federal Trade Commission
IdentityTheft.gov through the Federal Trade Commission
Credit Freeze FAQ from the Federal Trade Commission

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Contact:
Snoqualmie Police Department
425-888-3333

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