You may be a victim of identity theft (imposter fraud) if you have reason to believe someone has used your information and social security number to fraudulently collect unemployment benefits.
Report Imposter Fraud:
- Use the methods on the Report Unemployment Fraud web page to request a fraud investigation.
- Please provide all known information for the person whose identity has been stolen and what leads you to believe that identity theft has occurred.
- If you received a 1099-G tax statement from another state for unemployment benefits you didn't receive, contact the issuing state agency listed on the
IRS Identity Theft and Unemployment Benefits page.
If You Believe You're a Victim of Identity Theft:
If You're a Victim of Identity Theft:
- File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) online at www.identitytheft.gov or call 877-ID-THEFT.
- See the UI Fraud Consumer Protection Guide from the U.S. Department of Justice.
This guide is a resource for Wisconsin residents reporting false UI claims filed on your behalf in other states.
- In addition, the FTC recommends that you:
- File a police report. Get a copy of the report to submit to your creditors and others that may require proof of the crime.
- Place a fraud alert on your credit reports and review your credit reports periodically to ensure no new fraudulent activity has occurred.
- Close the accounts that you know or believe have been tampered with or opened fraudulently.
- Request your free credit reports via annualcreditreport.com and review them for other fraudulent activities.
See Identity Theft FAQs for more information.