Unemployment Insurance Related Identity Theft - Reporting Information

Unfortunately, identity theft is a widespread national challenge. Many Ohioans have become victims, and their identities used to file fraudulent unemployment claims in both the traditional unemployment and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance programs. The Ohio Departement of Job and Family Services offers the following resources to help both individuals and employers who have been affected:

Coronavirus and Unemployment Insurance: Identity Theft (ohio.gov)

As an alternative, individuals may instead call (833) 658-0394, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Calls outside those hours may be answered by other agents in the contact center.


If you suspect that your personal information has been stolen and/or if you received a 1099-G tax form from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) and did not apply for unemployment benefits in 2020, the agency needs to hear from you immediately:

 Coronavirus and Unemployment Insurance: Identity Theft and 1099 Resources for Individuals (ohio.gov)