Report unemployment fraud Page Article Signs that you may be a victim of unemployment identity theftMost victims of unemployment identity theft are unaware that claims have been filed and/or that benefits have been collected using their identities. Many people only find out unemployment identity theft occurred when they receive something in the mail, such as a payment or state-issued 1099-G tax form that’s incorrect or for benefits not received.Reporting unemployment fraud - For information and reporting other types of unemployment fraud, including claimant fraud or employer fraud, visit the U.S. Department Of Labor Unemployment Fraud page.Reporting unemployment identity theft - Report unemployment identity theft to the state where it occurred. Use the State Directory for Reporting Unemployment Identity Theft to report it to the state.You may not receive an immediate confirmation from the state when you submit a report. Time estimates for how long this process takes vary by state.The state may require additional documentation (like filing a police report or a sworn affidavit) in order to open an investigation; they will review your case and make a determination. Each state has different requirements and a different process for investigating identity theft.If you received a 1099-G tax form for benefits you didn’t receive, the state will need to issue you a corrected 1099-G tax form and will update the tax record with the IRS on your behalf.You may be a victim of unemployment identity theft if you received:Mail from a government agency about an unemployment claim or payment and you did not recently file for unemployment benefits. This includes unexpected payments or debit cards and could be from any state.An IRS Form 1099-G reflecting unemployment benefits you weren't expecting. Box 1 on this form may show unemployment benefits you did not receive or an amount that exceeds your records for the unemployment benefits you did receive. The form itself may be from a state in which you did not file for benefits.While you are still employed, a notice from your employer indicating that your employer received a request for information about an unemployment claim in your name.