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Geico Customer Data Breach May be Part of Unemployment Insurance Scam

April 22, 2021

Auto insurer Geico recently reported that fraudsters have been stealing license numbers of its customers for the past few months and possibly using them to fraudulently apply for unemployment benefits.

In a data breach notification filed with California’s data privacy agency on April 15, the major auto insurer indicated that the breaches occurred between January 21, 2021 and March 1, 2021.

The hackers gained access to driver’s license information through the insurer’s online sales system. Geico said the data obtained was limited to license numbers.

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