Unemployment Fraud Cases Increase in Ohio


The state of Ohio has reported a large amount of unemployment fraud cases in the past several months.

If you received a notice regarding unemployment that doesn't apply to you, there may have been a fraudulent claim filed under your name. If you received a PIN in the mail, a 1099-G, or your employer received a notice that you filed an unemployment claim, you need to report the fraud to the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services. Here is a link to the online form to complete and submit.

You also need to call the Social Security Administration at 800-772-1213 and alert them of the fraudulent unemployment claim. Additionally, you should file a police report in the city where you live.

There is a separate form for a business to use to report Ohio unemployment fraud. So if you are a business and received a notice that an employee has filed a claim, and you verified that this is not the case, use this form to report the fraud.

For additional information and answers to your questions, go to https://unemploymenthelp.ohio.gov/IdentityTheft/.

If you or your business has been a victim of unemployment fraud, we strongly encourage you to immediately takes these steps to protect yourself and/or your business.

If we can help you in any way, let us know.


  • Address:DJL Accounting & Consulting Group, Inc.
    Cider Mill Professional Center, Building C-102
    1570 S Canfield Niles Road
    Youngstown, Ohio 44515 
  • Phone:330 779 0781


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