You may be a victim of identity theft (imposter fraud) if you have reason to believe someone has used your personal
information and social security number to fraudulently collect unemployment benefits.
Report Imposter Fraud:
If You're a Victim of Identity Theft:
Follow the steps provided on the U.S. Department of Labor (U.S. DOL) Identity Theft website:
To assist identify theft victims, the U.S. DOL worked closely with other federal agencies and state workforce agencies to consolidate
necessary steps and resources. Some of the key steps and resources include:
- Signs you may be a victim of unemployment identity theft:
- Unexpected mail from a government agency about an unemployment claim.
- A 1099-G tax form reflecting unemployment benefits you weren't expecting.
- While you are still employed, a notice from your employer about an unemployment claim.
- Reporting unemployment identity theft:
- Report unemployment identity theft to the state where it occurred.
- When you file your income taxes, ONLY include income you actually received.
- Check your credit report for suspicious activity or unauthorized lines of credit opened.
See Identity Theft FAQs for more information.