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Monitoring for Fraudulent Unemployment Claims

February 25, 2021

The Human Resources Department has recently received several inquiries regarding fraudulent unemployment claims filed under ISU employees’ names with the Idaho Department of Labor.  Although only a handful of employees have informed us of these claims, it is important to be aware of the notification process that occurs when a false unemployment claim is filed in your name.

The Department of Labor will alert you with a letter entitled “Monetary Review – Wage Determination” or you will receive a different letter stating that you have filed for insurance benefits and more information about your claim is needed. If you receive either of these letters and have not initiated an unemployment claim, please do the following as soon as possible:

Please be sure to communicate that a fraudulent unemployment claim has been filed in your name. This will trigger the process with the Idaho Department of Labor to stop the claim. The Idaho Department of Labor will give you any further instructions you will need. You can learn more about reporting unemployment fraud on the DOL website.

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