Scammers have exploited pandemic unemployment insurance programs by filing for benefits using stolen names and Social Security numbers. Tens of thousands of Ohioans are believed to have been impacted.
Signs you are a victim of this type of fraud include:
•You received a 1099G tax form from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services but never received unemployment benefits.
•You got a state benefits card in the mail you weren’t expecting.
•Your employer got a letter from ODJFS wrongly claiming you filed for unemployment.
•You received an unemployment insurance fraud notification letter from ODJFS.
If you suspect your identity was misused by scammers see the link below for information on how to report the fraud and protect your identity.