Illinois unemployment scam reports top 1M, state says

The state of Illinois said it's now received more than 1 million reports of fraudulent unemployment benefits filed under the names of people who still have jobs.

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- He's been a victim not once, not twice, but five times.

- $800 went to somebody somewhere.

- The ABC 7 I-Team digs deeper into the growing unemployment scam.

- They know everything about you because they research you.

- Jason Knowles uncovers why this scam is how widespread, the steps the state could take to protect you.

- You can very quickly separate out the fraudsters from the non-fraudsters.

- The I-Team investigates Wednesday at 10:00 on ABC 7 Eyewitness News.