Originally Posted on December 11, 2020
The Illinois Department of Employment Security has sent out a notice concerning an increase in Unemployment Insurance Identity Theft Fraud. A large number of cases have been reported in Chicago with Chicago Police Officers identified as victims.
If any of the below listed apply to you:
You must call the Benefits Payment Control Division at (800) 814-0513
For further information refer to IDES website
Please be aware that there is a form called “Acknowledgement Receipt for City of Chicago Department of Human Resources Notice of Possible Fraudulent Unemployment Claims. This form would have to be filled out and returned to Human Resources.