Thousands of California EDD unemployment cards frozen due to suspicious activity

At least 350,000 California unemployment debit cards have been frozen due to suspicious activity, including multiple claims from one household.

It's unclear how much money in benefits is on hold. But law enforcement officials say they've recovered fraudulent cards amounting to $20,000 each.

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Officials say they're working hard to identify those who've been impacted by scammers.
If your card has been frozen and you have not received any messages from the California Employment Development Department you're advised to contact Bank of America at the number on the back of your card.


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