Arizona freezes 43,000 unemployment accounts suspected of fraud, affecting some legitimate claims

AZCentral: Some Arizonans receiving unemployment benefits have had their unemployment bank accounts frozen because the state's efforts to combat fraud have flagged 43,000 accounts as potentially fraudulent, according to the Department of Economic Security.

It is the second time this year the state has taken such an action in an attempt to cut off payments made to people fraudulently seeking government assistance during the pandemic. In July, the department simply closed 28,000 accounts suspected of fraud, also cutting benefits to many people who had legitimate claims.

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