Unemployment Fraud

Unemployment fraud is on the rise and adding to employer and employee challenges.

Here is some guidance on what you can do about it, and how you can stop it:

  1. When fraud is suspected, it should be reported by employers or individuals.
  1. Report employee information in a timely manner to minimize fraud and be on the lookout for fraudulent activity.
  2. Educate and share information with employees.

State Departments of Labor have created information for employers, employees, and claimants on unemployment fraud, including minimizing fraud, steps to take when it is suspected, tips to avoid unemployment scans, and what to do if you are a victim of identity theft.

Use these links to find state posters and information that can be shared with employees, including what to do if an employment claim has been cancelled in Maine.

For More Information

If you have questions or would like further guidance on this issue, please contact the KMA experts at info@kmahr.com. We are here for you. We are HR.

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