Many individuals have had their personal information compromised, hacked or breached by fraudsters in a large-scale scam involving phony unemployment benefits claims. If someone has applied for benefits using your personal information, it may have been stolen and misused by fraudsters for unemployment benefits.
Report Identity theft
Unfortunately, someone has obtained your personal information and used it to file an unemployment claim on your behalf to illegally receive benefits. Crime rings across the globe are attempting to commit large scale fraud against multiple state unemployment insurance programs. If you did not apply for unemployment benefits, do not click on any identity verification links or register with ID.me.
Businesses across the world have had their information compromised, hacked or breached by fraudsters and personal information has been stolen and misused by fraudsters not only for unemployment fraud but for other financial gain such as credit card fraud and mortgage fraud.
No, the department’s unemployment insurance system has not been hacked. We keep information secure and use the highest level of computer security to keep information safe.
The fastest way is to use this form.
We will ensure no further benefits are paid and will ensure that if benefits have been paid, that they have not been paid to you. If we have questions after you email us, we will reach out to you and there is no need to call.
You can file a report on the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) website about this situation. The FTC can help you recover from identity theft and has resources and information to protect your identity, including credit bureau contact information found here: https://www.identitytheft.gov/Steps
The department is working closely with the US Department of Labor, the Office of the Inspector General, the FBI and other law enforcement entities on this situation. Unfortunately, most states have experienced similar difficulties and this is a nationwide problem.
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Brad Little, Governor
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