Unemployment Compensation Fraud Reporting

Unemployment Compensation Fraud is running rampant.  We have taken numerous reports regarding this.  Folks are usually notified by their employer that someone attempted to get benefits in their name.   In addition to reporting the incidents to UC personnel, you will be directed to file a report with police in the jurisdiction in which you reside.  If you are a victim of this activity, you can report it online to us, as long as the following criteria are met:

  1. You live in Lower Allen Township
  2. You are not out any money
  3. There was a bona fide attempt by someone else to use your information to claim UC benefits

The online reporting link is here: 

https://cumberland.crimewatchpa.com/lowerallentwppd/41647/report

Once we receive and process your report, you will receive an incident number and Identity Theft Help Sheet via email.  Turnaround on this could take a few days, but in most cases, you should have a response within 24 hours or less.

We will still take reports via normal channels as well (dispatch, walk-in).

If you receive a check and were not supposed to, return it to this address:

Department of Treasury Comptroller’s Office
Attn: Mark Accorsi
Room 113, Finance Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120 

Additional resources and information from the Department of Labor and Industry:

https://www.uc.pa.gov/Pages/Report-Fraud-Here.aspx

https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/Labor-and-Industry-Details.aspx?newsid=459

https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/Labor-and-Industry-Details.aspx?newsid=458

UPDATE:  Even more resource info below, courtesy of the Commonwealth of PA:


What to do when someone files for unemployment benefits using your identity

 How to protect yourself against unemployment scams

  • Never give out your personal information over email or text message.
  • Don’t open or respond to unsolicited emails or text messages.
  • Never give out your personal information on websites or social media channels – especially those that claim they can help you apply for unemployment benefits. Third parties can’t apply for your benefits.
  • Don’t trust or rely on unemployment benefits info from unofficial websites – always visit www.uc.pa.gov for Pennsylvania unemployment program information. 

Visit www.uc.pa.gov for more unemployment fraud information and tips.