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Unemployment Insurance Fraud

FRAUD WARNING! DLT has been made aware of a third party organization that offers to assist individuals with filing a claim for Unemployment Insurance benefits. These organizations are often engaged unknowingly by individuals who use basic keyword searches in Google or other search engines. These web sites, not affiliated with the DLT or the United States Department of Labor, often feature write-ups on unemployment insurance programs and law and interactive maps of the states. Click to read more.




> Top Ten Things
You Should Know
to avoid committing Fraud

> Click here to listen to a message about UI Fraud (mp3)

>Unemployment Tips for Employers Presentation Video

Common types of claimant Fraud:
A person filing for benefits who currently is or has:

  • Reported they looked for work when they didn’t
  • Claimed to be available for work when they were not (i.e. on vacation, injured, etc.)
  • Inaccurately reporting hours and/or earnings
  • Is also receiving workers’ compensation
  • Working while collecting benefits and not reporting earnings or hours worked
  • Is falsifying or knowingly failing to disclose required information
  • Is not reporting cash wages earned
  • Is not reporting payments from a former employer (i.e. “back pay for banked hours” or pension/retirement payments)
  • Committing identity theft by using another person’s identity to file a claim for benefits

Common types of Employer Fraud:
An employer who has in the past or currently is:

  • Aiding someone in filing a fraudulent claim
  • Coercing, persuading, or inducing an employee to file a false claim
  • Providing false information regarding a worker’s separation from employment
  • Failing to report a separation from work by an employee
  • Falsifying or knowingly failing to provide accurate information
  • Misclassifying an employee and the work performed (i.e. labeling the employee as an Independent Contractor (IC) when the employee does not have an IC Exemption Certificate)
  • You believe has employees but is not reporting those employees to UI
  • Not reporting wages earned by an employer, or under reporting an employee’s wages


RI Department of Labor and Training
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Phone: (401) 462-8000
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