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Report Unemployment Fraud

Unemployment insurance fraud is a crime that affects everyone. It drives up unemployment taxes for businesses and causes frustration for law-abiding workers. If you suspect someone is committing unemployment insurance fraud, use this page to let us know.

Types of unemployment insurance fraud

  • Reporting that they looked for work when they did not
  • Failing to accurately report hours of work and earnings
  • Working while collecting unemployment benefits and not reporting it to Idaho Labor
  • Falsifying information or failing to disclose information
  • Failing to be able and available to work (out of the area, on vacation) while collecting unemployment benefits
  • Not reporting cash wages to Idaho Labor
  • Identity theft - using another person's identity (name, social security number) to file fraudulent claims
  • Stealing someone's mail - a federal crime - and then cashing that person's unemployment checks
  • Aiding someone in filing a fraudulent claim
  • An employer coersing, inducing or colluding with an employee to file a false claim for benefits
  • An employer providing false information regarding a worker's separation from employment

How to report fraud

If you suspect someone is fraudulently collecting unemployment benefits, please call our toll-free tip line at (877) 540-8638 and leave contact information for the person or business involved in committing fraud and a description of fraudulent activities, or submit the information online by filling out the following fields.

Fill out the form below:

Your Information:
Note: if you want to remain anonymous, DO NOT provide your name, telephone number, or e-mail address.
Name: 
Phone Number: 
E-mail Address: 

Claimant Information:
Please answer the following questions with as much detail as possible:
1. 
Fraud Suspect's Information
Full Name:
Social Security #: 
Address:
City:
State: Zip Code: 
Phone Number:
 
2. 
Fraud Suspect's Employer
Name: 
Address: 
City: 
State:  Zip Code: 
Phone Number: 
 
3.  What causes you to suspect that this individual, or the individual's employer, has been involved in possible UI fraud? Be as specific and thorough as possible:
 
4.  How is this person paid?          
 
5.  What date did the person begin work:
 
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6.  What days and hours does this person work:
  Start End
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7.  What type of work is the person doing?
 
8.  If the person was in jail, on vacation, or unable to work due to illness or injury, please give as much information as possible:
 
9.  If the person started a business, please give the name, address, and phone number of the business, type of business, advertising information, name of customer(s) and their address(es) and phone number(s), and any other information we may use to prove the business exists:
 
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