Unemployment Insurance Fraud & Identity Theft
If you believe someone has filed unemployment insurance in your name, you need to report it immediately. Click the link below for more information on identity theft related to unemployment insurance, how to report it, how to recognize it and how to protect yourself!
Unemployment Insurance Fraud Information
Press Release: Failure to Properly Report Fraudulent UI Claims May Result in Issuance of 1099-G
Sample Notice: Self-Reported Identity Theft Letter
Click here for additional guidance regarding a 1099-G received as a result of identity theft is available from the Internal Revenue Service.
Reporting Unemployment Insurance Fraud
UI fraud can be committed by individuals claiming UI benefits and by employers failing to pay UI taxes on wages paid to workers. The Arkansas Division of Workforce Services appreciates your assistance with preventing claimant and employer UI fraud.
Reporting Employer Unemployment Insurance Fraud
The most prevalent form of claimant UI fraud involves individuals that are working and collecting UI benefits. UI fraud also includes claimants certifying that they are making the required number of job contacts and/or that they are able and available for work when in fact they are not.
If you are aware of anyone that is working and attempting to collect UI benefits or that is certifying that they are making job contacts or that they are able and available for work when they are not, then help stop UI fraud by reporting the activity using the form below. If you prefer, you may report the fraud by telephone at 501-682-1058. Your identity will remain confidential.