Somebody Claim unemployment benefits without my knowledge

February 26, 2013 at 14:04:21
Specs: Windows Vista
Can anybody access my I.P. address and use it to claim benefits on another computer? I hve lost my job becuse of this issue and i went today to get a copy of my file and have a list of I.P. Address 6 match the dates in question and the rest are all different. Please advise.

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February 26, 2013 at 14:43:25
Difficult to say for sure without knowing your situation. If two computers share the same Internet connection then, in most cases, they will appear to the outside world with the same IP - that of the router.

If you suspect criminal fraud this is a matter for the police, who should have the forensic techniques to investigate. It's not really a question for these forums IMO.

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February 26, 2013 at 17:33:09
More details are needed to trace it. If someone made a claim under you name, it doesn't mean that they accessed your PC or IP.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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February 26, 2013 at 19:34:09
The unemployment office has absolutely no way of knowing, nor do they care about, the IP address of a person who files for unemployment. If you live in the US, they go by social security number. if you live somewhere else in the world, I'm sure they go off of whatever number your government assigns to you.

What file did you get a copy of and where did it list the IP addresses? Something isn't adding up here.

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February 27, 2013 at 16:25:22
in the meantime... download malwarebytes utility and run a "full" scan of your system There is freebie version (you update its data-base manually each time you want to run the util). "XpUser" (I think that's his correct tag here) has often recommended that utility; and having recently investigated it and used it... I can only agree with him...

Also do a freebie on-line scan via Trend Housecall... Opt for a "full"scan and then go a for a walk; have a tea/coffee break etc... It will take a while...

Ensure whatever antivirus utility you have at present is update!.

Ensure your firewall is enabled too!

If using wifi for your internet etc... ensure you have set up a closed system; using a WEP (128bit at least) key. It will require you set/use a password to gain access to your wifi from any pc/laptop. Each pc must use that key to gain access to your router (and thus your system) via wifi... And even better that you also restrict access to your router to those mac address listed in the Access Control section...

So easy to hack otherwise via wifi if system is "open" and no encryption key running for security.

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