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Money being deposited into unemployment accounts of Oklahomans dealing with frozen benefit cards

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graphical user interface: According the OESC, they admit that some legitimate accounts have been affected by this freeze. © KOCO 5 According the OESC, they admit that some legitimate accounts have been affected by this freeze.

Money is now being deposited into Oklahoma unemployment claimants’ accounts. This, after two days of frozen unemployment accounts as the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission investigates suspected fraud.

The freeze affected hundreds who need those benefits. According the OESC, they admit that some legitimate accounts have been affected by this freeze.

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In a statement, officials said they are continuing to review the accounts that were flagged as part of a fraud stop process over the weekend.

KOCO 5 spoke to many Oklahomans in line who were caught off guard by this and said that they are who they say they are.

“I've been on unemployment for a year and a half, since last March. You know, I mean, why now? I read online this only affects 20% of people, but it seems like more than that,” Tim Caldwell said.

Anyone affected by this freeze is encouraged to either call or stop by an OESC office to show proof of their identity. From there, it could take one to three business days.

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