Reporting Unemployment Insurance Fraud
IDES needs your help to combat Unemployment Insurance (UI) Fraud/Identity Theft. If you become a victim of UI Fraud/Identity Theft, you must either contact IDES by phone at (800) 814-0513 or use the Contact Form located on the IDES website to promptly report it. Using both methods of reporting may cause delays in reviewing your case.
Request your free credit reports via www.annualcreditreport.com and review them for other fraudulent activities.
The Illinois Attorney General’s Identity Theft Hotline has several resources to help you, including trained advocates to guide you through the process: 1-866-999-5630; TTY: 1-877-844-5461.
You can also report it to the Federal Trade Commission. Call the FTC at 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357) or TTY 1-866-653-4261. The FTC operator will give you the next steps to take.