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Identity Fraud

You may be a victim of identity fraud if you have reason to believe someone has used your personal information and social security number to fraudulently collect unemployment benefits.

Report Identity Fraud

If You're a Victim of Identity Fraud

Follow the steps provided on the U.S. Department of Labor (U.S. DOL) Identity Fraud website:

To assist identity fraud 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 fraud:
    • 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 fraud:
    • Report unemployment identity fraud 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 Fraud FAQs for more information.