Report ID Theft or UI Fraud
Unemployment insurance fraud is the intentional misreporting or withholding of information in order to get benefits. If you intentionally hide or report wrong information, it is fraud. FRAUD IS A CRIME and can result in penalties up to and including criminal prosecution.
Some examples that could be fraud:
- Not reporting a job refusal or work you miss while claiming benefits
- Providing false information or withholding information to get benefits
- Failing to report all of your earnings when filing for weekly benefits
- Not reporting your job separation accurately
- Filing a claim using another person's identity
If you have information about unemployment fraud, please complete one of our fraud referral forms below.
Report ID Theft
Please use the form below if you think your identity has been stolen by someone to receive unemployment benefits.
Your identity may have been stolen if:
- You’ve received letter(s) from us about your unemployment claim and you have not filed a claim.
- You’ve received unemployment benefit checks from us in the mail and you have not filed a claim for benefits.
- Your employer has informed you that they received notice from us at the Employment Department that you have filed a claim.
- You’ve received a 1099G form for the 2020 tax year from us and you did not file a claim for unemployment insurance benefits in 2020.
A member of our team will reach out to you regarding your identity theft claim.
Employers Reporting Fraud
We are no longer using the employer mass reporting form. Please note, if your employee does not have an open claim, they will need to file their own initial claim. They can do so online at www.oregon.gov/employ or by calling 877-345-3484. If you have a question, please reach out to us via our Contact Us form at oedcontactus.oregon.gov/hc/en-us/requests/new.
General Public Reporting Fraud
If you are not an employer, but have information about unemployment fraud, please complete our fraud referral by following the fraud referral link below. We review all tips that we receive, regardless of how much information you provide. However, the more details you can give when reporting unemployment fraud, the better it will help us in our investigation.
In addition to the name of the individual, and the fraudulent activity they are doing, providing details such as their address, their age or date of birth, and/or their social security number will help us better identify the person in our claim records.
If you are reporting someone working while receiving benefits, providing the name and address of the employer as well as approximately how long the individual has been working for them, in addition to the information above, will help us in reviewing claim and wage records and determining fraudulent activity.
We keep the information you provide confidential, and you can ask to remain anonymous when reporting UI fraud. However, due to confidentiality laws, we are unable to provide the results of any investigation based on the information you provide. We appreciate your help.