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Report Fraud & Identity Theft

Recently, the Department of Labor & Industry's (L&I) Anti-fraud Division discovered attempts by scammers to use personal information from sources outside of L&I to apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). L&I mailed the Notice of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Claim Filed to all claimants in the PUA system via U.S. mail on Tuesday, May 26 to provide further guidance if they did not submit a PUA application.

Visit our Fraud & Identity Theft page for tips on how to protect yourself. More information is available in our Fraud & Identity Theft FAQs.

Report Identity Theft

Use the Identity Theft form to report when someone has filed for UC benefits using personal information such as your name, Social Security number, and date of birth without your knowledge or consent.

Report Unemployment Claims Fraud

Use the Unemployment Claims Fraud form to report individuals collecting Pennsylvania UC benefits illegally. This may include persons who are working and not reporting their wages for PA UC benefit purposes; or persons who cannot work due to an illness, disability or incarceration.

Report Unemployment Tax Fraud

Use the Unemployment Tax Fraud form to report employers who evade UC taxes. This type of fraudulent conduct may include:

  • Payment of wages under the table
  • Failure to register as an employer with the Department of Labor & Industry
  • Failure to report all employees or wages paid
  • Assisting an employee in filing a fraudulent claim for UC benefits

PA Fraud Hotline: 1-800-692-7469 

  • Please review the above forms to ensure you have all information prepared to provide your fraud report. 

While we appreciate your information, the Pennsylvania UC Law prevents the Department of Labor & Industry from disclosing an investigation or its results. However, we investigate all allegations that contain sufficient information to identify the suspected wrongdoer and the questionable activity.

If the information you have does not fit into any of the categories below, please check this link to report any other types of fraud.