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APD has received several reports of fraudulent unemployment claims from many local residents who are still working and have not filed for unemployment.

If you are a victim, visit the Washington State Employment Security Department's website to file a claim and closely monitor your accounts for other fraudulent activity.

Please note that the Washington State Employment Security Department's website is the best contact for victims since they issue a claim number and can deny and cancel fraudulent claims. If you have filed a claim on this site, there is no longer a need to call 911 to speak with an officer.

https://www.esd.wa.gov/unemployment/unemployment-benefits-fraud

Information you will need to provide when reporting benefit fraud:

  • Your full name
  • Last 4 numbers of your Social Security number (never put your full SSN in an email)
  • Your address
  • Your date of birth
  • Brief description of how you found out an imposter-fraud claim was filed using your information
  • Please let them know: If an imposter-fraud claim was filed using your information, do you give us permission to deny and cancel it?

Steps you can take if you believe you are a victim of fraud:

  • Go to the FTC identity theft website: www.identitytheft.gov for great resources on reporting
  • Request your free credit reports via www.annualcreditreport.com  nd review them for other fraudulent activities
  • Go to atg.wa.gov/recovering-identity-theft-or-fraud for additional tips from the Washington State Attorney General

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,586 Confirmed Skagit Cases
390-399 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

288 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
35,476 Fully Vaccinated
50,348 Initial Doses Given

Statewide

357,122 Confirmed Cases Statewide
21,368 Hospitalizations

5,380 Deaths Statewide
1,830,811 Fully Vaccinated
2,748,811 Initial Doses Given

Updated 8 pm, April 16, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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