For employers who receive a fraudulent unemployment compensation claim:
- Go to nv.govand select the Fraud Reporting Form on the left under “Quick Links.” DETR will make a note in both the employee claim and in the employer’s record. No changes will be made to the employer’s account. Filers are asked to identify which program they are reporting on – traditional UI, PUA, or both. If needed, the Department may reach out for additional information.
- Mail back your employer verification letter to the address indicated as soon as possible, completing the first question only, indicating that the claim is fraudulent. Sign and date the letter. Include a separate letter or company letterhead with any details of the fraud.
- File a complaint with the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), at ic3.govon the employee’s behalf.
- Notify and provide copies of all reports to the employee and inform them of what has been reported. Keep a file with the information and timeline.
- Provide the below information to the employee.
Fraudulent claim filed in individual’s name:
Go to detr.nv.gov and select the Fraud Reporting Form on the left under “Quick Links.” Once the form is filed, nothing else is required; the account will be flagged.
- File a complaint with the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), at ic3.gov.
- File an Identity Theft Complaint with local law enforcement. Information needed:
- Driver’s license or state ID
- Social Security card
- File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at https://www.identitytheft.gov/.
- File a complaint with the Social Security Administration at: https://oig.ssa.gov/
- Under the title: Report Other Social Security Fraud, Waste, and Abuse:
- Fraud Hotline (800) 269-0271
- Regularly check your Credit Report.
- Received a call asking for personal information? Unsure it’s legitimate?
- Never give your birth date, bank information or social security number
- Hang up
- Call the company directly and verify.
- Optional: Place a fraud alert will all credit reporting agencies: Experian, TransUnion, or Equifax. The fraud alert is free, completed once and good for one year. More info at: https://www.irs.gov/identity-theft-fraud-scams/employment-related-identity-theft. Scroll down to the bottom of the page, “Steps you should take…”. *This may make it harder to legitimately apply for credit during this period.
- Credit Freeze. Protect yourself from identity theft.
- Contact each credit reporting agency
- Request a hold on your credit