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Fraud & Identity Theft FAQs​

The Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) is committed to preventing and . identifying fraud or fraudulent scams. The frequently asked questions (FAQs) below provide more information on what steps to take to protect yourself or report fraud or potential concerns of fraud to L&I.  


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​What is identity theft?

​What is claimant UC fraud?

What should I do if I suspect that someone has filed for UC benefits using my personally identifiable information?

What is L&I doing to identify and prevent UC fraud?

How can I protect myself against unemployment scams?

​What should I do if I’m a victim of identity theft?

​Will I receive a 1099G if I was a victim of identity theft?

​What kind of fraudulent practices are committed against unemployment compensation?

How does L&I detect employer unemployment tax fraud or claimant fraud?

What are the penalties for unemployment tax fraud by employers or claimant fraud?