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St. Charles Police Receive Reports of Unemployment Benefit Scam

The St Charles Police Department has received reports from residents who received unemployment benefits in the form of a KeyBank debit card even though they never applied for unemployment benefits. At least one resident has received a debit card in the name of a deceased relative. If this happens to you, please report it as a fraud immediately to the Illinois Department of Employment Security at since your personal information may have been compromised and you may be a victim of identity theft. You also can file a report with St. Charles Police by calling 911 and an officer will contact you. We also recommend that you monitor your credit report for any fraudulent activity.

created Jul 21, 2020 updated Jul 31, 2020