Maryland and Virginia Unemployment Insurance Fraud

Maryland and Virginia, as well as many other States are reporting a high amount of fraudulent Unemployment Claims. If you receive a fraudulent claim, Maryland has setup instructions in order for you to report this.

If fraudulent claims go unprotested, we will all see an increase in unemployment rates. In addition, your individual rate may be increased dramatically for a period of 3 years.

Reporting the Fraud
If you believe that your information has been used to fraudulently file a Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim, contact the Maryland Department of Labor’s Division of Unemployment Insurance by visiting or emailing Or see Maryland’s UI Tax Fraud Notice to determine how to protest a fraudulent claim on your Maryland Unemployment account.

To request a UI fraud investigation, download and submit the following document: Request For Investigation of Unemployment Insurance Fraud from the Maryland UI website. To report fraud via phone, call the UI Fraud Hotline at 1-800-492-6804.

Suspected UI fraud should also be reported to the US Department of Labor – Office of the Inspector General Hotline by visiting or calling 1-800-347-3756.

Virginia has provided the following information in order to protect your unemployment rate from fraudulent claims:

You can report fraud three ways; mail, fax or telephone.

Provide as many details as possible regarding the fraud you’re reporting including:

1. The name, address, social security number (if available) of the individual suspected of committing fraud.

2. The business’s name and address involved with the allegation.

3. Specific dates surrounding the allegation, hours or times worked, and specific details that help substantiate the allegation.

You need not provide your name or identifying information to file a fraud allegation unless you want to. Any contact information provided remains confidential.

Virginia Employment Commission Attention: Benefit Payment Control Post Office Box 27887 Richmond, VA 23261-7887

FAX (804) 692-0580
Fraud Hotline 1-800-782-4001