Fraudulent Unemployment Benefit Applications

GOLF MANOR (2/23/2021) —The Village of Golf Manor Police Department has recently taken reports concerning the fraudulent application for Unemployment Benefits. You may become aware of a fraudulent attempt to receive unemployment benefits, in your name, in a variety of ways. In one instance, a resident received a IRS Form 1099, indicating he had received disbursements for unemployment. Another, a Village employee, discovered an attempt had been made to collect benefits in the employee’s name. It was discovered when the Ohio Jobs and Family Services contacted the Village to verify dates with the employer, concerning the fraudulent application for the unemployment benefits.

The Ohio Attorney General’s office website recently uploaded important information to the Coronavirus Resources and Guidance webpage that addresses unemployment fraud help. Upon visiting the below link, you will find answers on what to do if one suspects that someone has fraudulently filed for unemployment benefits in their name (contact Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services immediately) and other related information on identity theft.

https://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Media/Coronavirus-Resources-Guidance#faq

See below for a link to the Fraud Reporting Portal at the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services(ODJFS).

https://odjfs2.secure.force.com/OUIOFraudReportingPortal

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