MA Unemployment Insurance Fraud Assistance

October 23, 2020

Some employees are reporting that fraudulent claims for Unemployment Insurance have been filed with the state of Massachusetts in their names. This fraud appears to be on the increase.

Here’s what you should do if you are a victim of this serious fraud:

Victims are additionally encouraged to notify the Internal Revenue Service by filing an Identity Theft Affidavit (IRS Form 14039) through irs.gov or identitytheft.gov.

The victim of identity theft related to fraudulent unemployment insurance claims should also report the fraud to:

  • Bank and credit card companies
  • Law enforcement
  • The FBI encourages victims to report fraudulent or any suspicious activities to the Internet Crime Complaint Center at ic3.gov.

You may consult identitytheft.gov for help in reporting and recovering from identity theft.

More resources about identify theft are on our EAP (KGA)’s website.

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