Unemployment Fraud Is Back Again – Victims Beware

The state Department of Labor & Industry warned Pennsylvanians who receive a 1099-G tax form for unemployment benefits that they did not apply for are likely the victim of fraud and should take steps to report the fraud and protect their identity.  

Victims of unemployment fraud that receive a 1099-G should file a fraud report with the department. Click here to learn more or file a claim. If you suspect or know that someone is using your personal information, such as date of birth, without your knowledge or consent to file for UC benefits, complete and submit an Identity Theft Form with the department by clicking here. Victims of identity theft may also file a report with the Federal Trade Commission and start a recovery plan by clicking here. Victims also need to file a police report where they live and provide a copy to the Office of Unemployment Compensation. 

If you know of individuals who are collecting UC benefits illegally, report it by completing and submitting the Unemployment Claims Fraud Form or by calling the PA Fraud Hotline at 1-800-692-7469.

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