Fraud Alert! Look Out for Unemployment Identity Theft Claims

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June 11, 2018

Employers should carefully review their Unemployment Insurance accounts for potential fraudulent claims.

The Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) has notified the Chamber that, even though fraudulent activity has dropped significantly since January, they saw an increase in fraudulent filings over the Memorial Day weekend. 

While the UIA has a team focused on identifying and investigating suspicious claims, in many cases employers may be the first to have information that UI fraud is occurring (e.g., a notice from the state regarding a monetary determination even though there has not been a change in the employee’s status). Employers who suspect fraud should immediately report their suspicions and follow these detailed steps. Through these combined efforts, we can ensure that no payments are made.

If you need help with a UI issue, please contact the Chamber’s free Unemployment Insurance Assistance Hotline or contact Wendy Block, Vice President of Business Advocacy, at wblock@michamber.com