Unemployment benefits scams:
How to protect yourself
During the pandemic, millions of Americans have filed for unemployment benefits due to job loss and reduced work hours. Unfortunately, scammers are taking advantage of the pandemic and fraudulently filing unemployment claims using stolen personal identity information.
If you receive a 1099-G tax form for unemployment benefits that you didn’t apply for or receive, you may be a victim of identity theft.
How to protect yourself from unemployment benefit scams
Learn the four steps you can take to report unemployment benefits fraud and protect yourself and others.