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Clever new phishing scam targets unemployed New Yorkers
The documents are widely available on dark web markets, Ragan said, noting that he found Social Security cards related to the scam selling for about $1.50 each and driver's licenses netting about $100
"Criminals are making money selling the information, and they are making money committing unemployment fraud. In some cases, they can do both. Data is highly valuable, and can be used for a number of scam types including credit fraud, money laundering and assistance fraud, which is what we see in the video," Ragan said.