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Cryptocurrency presents new challenges and opportunities for local authorities

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Why state and local governments need to pay attention to the evolution of cryptocurrency in their jurisdictions.

How modern identity platforms can help states blunt fraudulent claims

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Modern identify and access management platforms can prevent bad actors from entering state systems — and streamline citizens’ experience, says a new report.

Former local broadband official gets two years prison for fraud scheme

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A former treasurer of the Illinois Municipal Broadband Communications Association pleaded guilty to stealing $150,000 in funds for personal use.

Agencies aren't doing enough to stop online fraud, Transunion says

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A survey of IT and security professionals found that the frequency and severity of account-takeover attacks are increasing.

Unemployment fraud possibly topped $1 billion in 2020, Washington state auditor says

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The state unemployment agency identified at least $647 million in phony payments paid out during the COVID-19 pandemic, but disputes auditors' higher estimate.

Using modern authentication controls to mitigate fraud risks

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Fraud can quickly drain state and local agency resources. However, with modern authentication controls, CIOs and CISOs can mitigate fraud and security risks.

As unemployment fraud spreads, Washington state recovers $300M

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Adjustments to screening techniques are driving down phony claims, Washington officials say. But in other states, illegitimate claims clog systems already overburdened.

Washington state says unemployment system lost 'millions of dollars' to fraud

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The head of the Washington Employment Security Department said the scheme, which appears to have originated in Nigeria, could delay payments to legitimate filers.

California's deadly wildfires present opportunity for email scammers

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The gift card schemes are very low-tech, but they take advantage of people's sympathies after a deadly natural disaster, an email security consultant says.

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