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Reporting Unemployment Insurance Fraud


Unemployment Insurance Fraud Hotline: (401) 462-1522

You may also contact the Fraud Unit by email at DLT.uitdifraud@dlt.ri.gov;
by fax at (401) 462-8474; or by mail at: RI Department of Labor and Training UI/TDI Fraud Unit, 1511 Pontiac Ave. Cranston, RI 02920

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Anyone may report alleged fraud anonymously. However, please know that if you choose to provide your contact information, it will remain strictly confidential.

Fraud Unit Investigators require the following information in order to pursue a tip:

  • First and last names of those allegedly committing fraud, along with physical descriptions
  • Place of employment (name and location)

Additionally, the following information is helpful but not required:

  • Social Security numbers of those allegedly committing fraud
  • Description of vehicles involved, if applicable

About Unemployment Insurance Fraud

In order to collect unemployment insurance legally in Rhode Island, a claimant must be able to work, be available for work and actively seeking work.

An unemployment insurance claimant who is currently collecting benefits is committing fraud IF:

  • that claimant is also working full-time;
  • that claimant is working part-time AND has not reported the resulting income to the Department of Labor and Training;
  • that claimant has turned down a qualified job offer;
  • that claimant is unable to work due to illness or injury; or
  • that claimant is unavailable to work due to travel or other commitments.

An employer is committing fraud IF:

  • that employer colludes with workers so that they may unlawfully receive unemployment insurance benefits; or
  • that employer pays cash wages or other hidden compensation in order to avoid paying related taxes.

RI Department of Labor and Training
Center General Complex
1511 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920

Phone: (401) 462-8000
Fax (401) 462-8666
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