What Should You do if you are a Victim of Unemployment Compensation Fraud

Police Departments across the state continue to receive reports of false Unemployment Compensation (UC) claims and Lansdale Borough is not immune.  The victims of UC fraud commonly report that someone applied for the UC benefits using their personal information without their knowledge or consent.

If you are a victim of Unemployment Compensation Fraud please do the following:

  1. File a form online with the Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation System, CLICK HERE.
  2. Call the Pennsylvania Fraud Hotline if you cannot submit a report online,  1-800-692-7469. 
  3. File a police report with the local municipality you resided in at the time of the UC Fraud.  You will need a copy of the police report to provide to the Office of Unemployment Compensation.
  4. Start a recovery plan with the Federal Trade Commission, CLICK HERE.
  5. Place a fraud alert on your credit reports and review your credit reports periodically to ensure no new fraudulent activity has occurred.
  6. Close accounts that you know or believe have been tampered with or opened fraudulently.
  7. Request your free credit reports and review them for other fraudulent activities. 

To learn more about Unemployment Compensation Fraud, CLICK HERE.