In recent months, police in Michigan have reported an increasing number of incidents of this fraud. In most cases, the fraud is only discovered if your employee attempts to file an unemployment claim and learns that a claim has already been filed; an employee receives a statement of benefits from the insurance company, or an employee's federal or state income taxes are intercepted. Here are a few tips for you and your employees to avoid becoming victims:
If you or your employee receives a Form 1575C Monetary Determination when you have not applied for unemployment or the name is incorrect, you may be a victim of this scam. If you suspect you are a victim, contact the UIA immediately. Victims can report identity fraud online at Michigan.gov/uia through the report fraud link or call the UIA fraud hotline at 855 UI CRIME.
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