Connecticut Department of Labor
  Home About Us FAQ News and Notices Contact Us
Unemployment Benefits On-Line Job Seekers Employers Labor Market Information Directions/Office Information

 

         

Did you receive a 1099 and have questions? Visit our 1099 page for assistance.

A handy video explainer of the 1099, #DOLDaily, https://youtu.be/jBBlP58UghY

PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FRAUD

 You may be a victim of identity theft if you did not file for unemployment benefits but:

 •  you received a 1099 form from CTDOL, or

  you received a monetary determination letter from CTDOL.

 Here are some steps you can take to protect yourself:

 Report your concerns to the CT Department of Labor through the ID Theft Report Form. The Integrity Unit at CTDOL will review the   
 information and respond as quickly as possible.

    If you are a victim of ID theft:

    1. File a police report with your local police department. Obtain a copy of the report
        that you can provide to creditors and credit agencies.

    2. Change passwords on your email, banking, and other personal accounts.

    3. Make a list of credit card companies, banks, and other financial institutions where
        you do business. Tell them you are a victim of identity theft, and ask them to put 
        a fraud alert on your account.


4. Get a copy of your credit report and dispute any fraudulent transactions. You can request credit reports online from the 3 major credit reporting agencies

    1. Equifax: 800-349-9960 or freeze your credit online

    2. Experian: 888-397-3742 or freeze your credit online

    3. TransUnion: 888-909-8872 or freeze your credit online

5. Place a credit freeze with each of the 3 major credit reporting agencies by calling the agencies or freezing your credit online.

6. Place a fraud alert on your credit file. You can do this by contacting just one of the credit agencies to add an alert with all three agencies.

7. If you suspect that someone is using your SSN for work purposes, contact the Social Security Administration at 800-772-1213 to report the problem. They will review your earnings with you to ensure they are correct. You can also review earnings posted to your social security statement www.socialsecurity.gov/mystatement for workers 18 and older.

8. Consider filing a complaint with the US Department of Justice National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) : https://www.justice.gov/disaster-fraud/ncdf-disaster-complaint-form

Maintain a good record (keep all documents and record all conversations) that you can access when necessary in re-establishing your identity and credit history.

Scammers have stolen Americans’ identities to file fraudulent unemployment insurance claims. If somebody has submitted an unemployment insurance claim under your name, report it immediately! Tell the National Center for Disaster Fraud: https://lnkd.in/gD-zQ2f

 

 

     CTDOL OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE TO CLAIMANTS

    Did you receive an email or letter from CTDOL? Check here to ensure it is
    authentic. CTDOL will never ask for your username or password in an email,  
    nor will we send you a link directly to an account page that asks for your

     username  or password.    

 

                                                                                               

     FRAUD ALERTS 

     Help us protect you by being vigilant about account security. 

      •  Text Scam Warning: Be alert to texts telling claimants their unemployment debt has
           been forgiven. Text will direct claimants to click on a link and follow further
           instructions. The federal government has not done loan forgiveness for any program.
         State benefit overpayments are handled through the adjudications and appeals

           process.

     •  March 4, 2021 Dept of Justice Warns About Fake Unemployment Benefits  

                                                                 •  SDOL warns of a text phishing scheme

 •  US Dept of Justice warnings on “money mules”—people who knowingly or
   
unknowingly  move money obtained fraudulently.

•  USDOJ: Money Mule Initiative 

•  FBI: Scams and Safety – Money Mules

•  Money Mule Initiative Flyer 

 •  Nov 2020: From the NASWA integrity ctr: criminals are changing addresses with the US Postal Service in an attempt to obtain mail which could include unemployment, banking, and credit card statements.

 •  Oct 2020: From USDOL: Spoofing scheme. Criminals are sending letters / email that appear to be from labor agencies or specific unemployment programs. The email links prompt username and password, which are then stolen and used to login to unemployment accounts.

 •  Oct 2020: From USDOL: Phishing scheme. Criminals are targeting people to click on unsafe links in email. Credentials are then stolen and used to log in to unemployment accounts.


200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109 / Phone: 860-263-6000
Home | 
CT.gov Home Send Feedback
State of Connecticut Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. Copyright 2002 - present year