The Covid-19 pandemic led to a massive spike in unemployment. It also opened the door to a parade of scams targeting unemployment benefits earmarked for those affected by lockdowns.
What’s a person to do? We talk about it in the second episode of our new podcast “What the Hack.”
This week we talked to a victim who also happens to be my sister-in-law. Christen was targeted by not one, but two unemployment benefit scammers–one in her home state of Colorado and another in Ohio. We explore this treacherous landscape of foul-smelling pond scum scams, exploring along the way best practices.
Also: Butt scans for everyone! We discuss biometric authentication and some of the weirder ways hackers have attempted to get around it. (Think high-res pictures, severed fingers and phony contact lenses).
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