Criminals use stolen identities to collect benefits fraudulently across many states. The scammers behind UI fraud appear to use Social Security numbers and other personally identifiable information to apply for and receive UI benefits.
Your identity may have been stolen if:
- You receive a letter from us about your unemployment claim and you have not filed a claim.
- You receive an unemployment benefit check and you have not filed a claim for UI benefits.
- Your employer informs you that they received notice from the Employment Department that you have filed a claim and you have not filed a claim.
- You receive a 1099G form for a tax year and you did not file a claim for unemployment insurance benefits during that year. If this is the case, contact us immediately. If we confirm ID theft has taken place, you won’t need to report the 1099G income.
If you believe you are a victim of ID theft, report it as soon as possible by completing this form, or by calling the Oregon Employment Department at 503-947-1995 (toll free 877-668-3204). A member of our team will contact you regarding your identity theft claim.
You can find additional information on what to do if you experience identity theft here.