By Trisha Gedon, Stillwater, OK — Oklahoma has seen an unprecedented increase in the number of unemployment claims, officials said. Unfortunately, some of those 51,124 claims have proven to be fraudulent. The Oklahoma Employment Securities Commission has reported at least 3,800 fraudulent claims have been filed since mid-March this year, said Cindy Clampet, Oklahoma State University Extension assistant resource management specialist. “Scammers often are prevalent during times like this, and the COVID-19 pandemic is no exception,” she said. Businesses and workers who have not filed for unemployment are receiving the troubling letters from the OESC at their homes or through…

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