Unemployment insurance fraud is a crime that affects everyone. It drives up unemployment taxes for businesses and causes frustration for law-abiding workers. If you suspect someone is committing unemployment insurance fraud, use this page to let us know.
Types of unemployment insurance fraud
- Reporting that they looked for work when they did not
- Failing to accurately report hours of work and earnings
- Working while collecting unemployment benefits and not reporting it to Idaho Labor
- Falsifying information or failing to disclose information
- Failing to be able and available to work (out of the area, on vacation) while collecting unemployment benefits
- Not reporting cash wages to Idaho Labor
- Identity theft – using another person’s identity (name, social security number) to file fraudulent claims
- Stealing someone’s mail – a federal crime – and then cashing that person’s unemployment checks
- Aiding someone in filing a fraudulent claim
- An employer coersing, inducing or colluding with an employee to file a false claim for benefits
- An employer providing false information regarding a worker’s separation from employment
How to report fraud
If you suspect someone is fraudulently collecting unemployment benefits, please call our toll-free tip line at (877) 540-8638 and leave contact information for the person or business involved in committing fraud and a description of fraudulent activities, or provide the information by email to Fraud@labor.idaho.gov.