Both claimants and employers can commit unemployment insurance fraud to the detriment of their specific State’s unemployment insurance program. Claimant fraud can occur in several different ways including submitting false information and not reporting wages among other things. Employers can commit UI fraud by taking specific actions to reduce their UI tax liability. Additionally, individuals can be the victim of a form of identity theft where the offender will open a UI claim in the victim’s name.
To assist employers and individuals in reporting any form of UI Fraud, the US Department of Labor has created a fraud guide with contact information for each State.