Disaster Relief Fraud - yet another type of fraud tied to Equifax... or could be tied to any of the other breaches that have happened over the last few years.
And in times of disaster when people have little or no access to identity documents and when the ease of online applications is important to speedy relief, fraudsters take advantage of the opportunity.
According to the article - "Some victims of the disasters found out they had been defrauded after receiving letters from FEMA confirming benefits they hadn't applied for. The Economist reported that one wildfire victim said she found out when she requested aid and learned "someone had already applied for money using her name, address, and Social Security number."
4.25% of all claims filed in 2017 — may be fraudulent.