Have you applied for unemployment? You can qualify for free protection against identity theft from Pennsylvania Local business

If you apply for unemployment benefits in Pennsylvania, you will be able to access free credit monitoring to ensure the security of your personal information for up to 12 months, the State Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) said Thursday.

Applicants eligible for unemployment will soon receive letters with instructions on how to register for free credit monitoring.

L&I announced in January that it would offer these services among aInvestigation into unusual changes in the Pennsylvania unemployment benefit account continues. Unemployment compensation systems across the country have been targeted by fraudsters as unemployment reached historic levels at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and sparked unprecedented demand for unemployment benefits.

L&I collaborates with Identity Theft Guard Solutions Inc. (IDX) to offer applicants unemployment benefits for 12 months of credit monitoring, a $ 1 million insurance compensation policy and fully managed identification recovery services.

The registration process cannot be started by the applicant until he receives the letter. Relevant persons can register at the address or by calling 833-774-1231 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The deadline for registration is June 8.

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