What to do if you receive a fraudulent unemployment claim | #employeefraud | #recruitment | #corporatesecurity


June 2020

If you receive a fraudulent unemployment claim on yourself or an employee, there are specific steps you should take, according to Unemployment Insurance Services.

  • Immediately file a protest to the claim stating that it’s fraudulent and that the employee has not filed a claim.
  • Contact the state Department of Labor and file a fraud report. Go to dol.gov/general/maps/fraud for a listing of contact information for each state. 
  • Immediately report the incident to the police to create a legal record of the fraud. 
  • Have the employee file a fraud alert with at least one of the credit bureaus. 
  • Have the employee file a fraud report with the IRS.
  • Have the employee file a fraud report with the Federal Trade Commission at identitytheft.gov.

 

 


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