This month, March, we will explore one of the key issues at the root of the tsunami of fraudulent unemployment benefit claims prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The level of benefit fraud has gone from truly unprecedented to staggering. ID.me CEO, Blake Hall, tells the Identity Theft Resource Center® on the monthly “The Fraudian Slip” podcast that unemployment benefits fraud could top $200 billion. Blake Hall is the Founder and CEO of ID.me, the next-generation digital identity network that simplifies how individuals securely prove their identity online. Consumers can verify their identity with ID.me once and seamlessly login to more than 400 leading brands without creating a new password and verifying their identity again. Government agencies, healthcare organizations, financial institutions, and retailers use ID.me to verify the identity of customers. Blake was named CEO of the Year for 2019 by One World Identity. Prior to founding ID.me. Learn more: www.idtheftcenter.org/ Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter