SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — A magnificent development following 7 On Your Side reported about the Florida guy who abruptly received 12 letters in the California EDD, all dealt to strangers. Reports are flowing in roughly heaps more EDD letters popping in mailboxes around California. Turns out natives had used arbitrary speeches to produce deceptive unemployment claims.What’s so infuriating is that over a thousand jobless Californians still can not get rewards for valid claims, and however, it seems the EDD has paid thousands of dollars to con artists.RELATED: Florida man wrongly receives 12 letters by the California EDDThe EDD will not say just how much is gone — but now it is trying to hide back the cash, which explains that this flurry of letters.We told you about Barry O’Brien of West Palm Beach, Florida. He received 12 letters from our EDD, treated to four strangers.”I looked in the envelope, and I said, ‘What’s this…?'” O’Brien recounted. “I really don’t understand who these folks are, how did four individuals make use of my speech?”RELATED: Lawmakers call for liability for EDD’s ‘unacceptable’ performanceNow 7 On Your Side has heard from audiences all over California. They also were amazed to get letters in the EDD — all dealt to strangers.They were shipped to Gilbert from Bakersfield, to Emma from Encino, Sarah at San Francisco, also Debby from Riverside County.FAQ WITH EDD: By getting through on the telephone to $600 payments, 7 On Your Side gets your questions answered”I was sort of stunned to see four distinct people with my speech on them,” Debby Fabela advised us.She opened them to determine if somebody had stolen her identity. Instead, the note said EDD compensated this individual a lot in benefits.”It is saying they overpaid by $10,000. That is a good deal of cash… why was there such a massive mistake that someone received a $10,000 overpayment?” Fabela asked.VIDEO: Unemployed employees share how they obtained through EDD method to eventually receive rewards”I do not understand the title, nobody’s lived here with this title .” David Pacheco in Huntington Beach got a half dozen of the letters — he was shocked at what he found inside one of them.”Here’s the debit card. Still attached to the paperwork, still glued to it,” Pacheco showed usAn EDD debit card from Bank of America, addressed to someone named Valerie. And here’s her award notice, saying she qualifies for up to $14,000.RELATED: EDD complaints still pouring at as $600 benefit ends this week”If somebody fills out a false application for those state of California, you’d think there would be some safeguards. If it’s not received, why would you still issue out money?” Pacheco asked.Many of those letters are notices of overpayment – the EDD trying into claim that money back. Instead they’re reaching these bewildered folks.We asked the EDD how much money it has doled to scammers. A spokesperson did not provide that information, citing an ongoing investigation.RELATED: EDD applicants find themselves in ‘purgatory’ without an approval or denialThe EDD said:”Because of suspicious claim activity in UI programs across the country, the EDD is actively involved in a nationwide investigation. Specific details are confidential… but if identity thieves have a significant amount of personal information, claims can still be processed and payment made before additional information can shut down the claim.”What seems so wrong is the fraudsters got past the EDD’s ID verification process while many legitimate folks still have not. Desperate workers tell me they are still waiting for ID verification and haven’t obtained a dime because March.Take check out more videos and stories by Michael Finney and 7 On Your Side. Copyright © 2020 KGO-TV. All Rights Reserved.