Department of Labor

Connecticut Department Of Labor
Fraud Watch


Unemployment Fraud
is up to all of us

Did you receive a 1099 and have questions?
Visit our 1099 page for assistance.


You may be a victim of identity theft if you did not file for unemployment benefits but:

  1. You received a 1099 form from Connecticut Department of Labor, or:
  2. You received a monetary determination letter from CTDOL.

Here are some steps you can take to protect yourself:

Report your concerns to the CT Department of Labor through the ID Theft Report Form.

The Integrity Unit at CTDOL will review the information and respond as quickly as possible.

If you are a victimIF YOU ARE A VICTIM OF ID THEFT

  1. File a police report with your local police department. Obtain a copy of the report that you can provide to creditors and credit agencies.
  2. Change passwords on your email, banking, and other personal accounts.
  3. Make a list of credit card companies, banks, and other financial institutions where you do business. Tell them you are a victim of identity theft, and ask them to put a fraud alert on your account.

Get a copy of your credit report and dispute any fraudulent transactions.
You can request credit reports online from the 3 major credit reporting agencies:

  1. Place a credit freeze with each of the 3 major credit reporting agencies by calling the agencies or freezing your credit online.
  2. Place a fraud alert on your credit file. You can do this by contacting just one of the credit agencies to add an alert with all three agencies.
  3. If you suspect that someone is using your Social Security Number for work purposes, contact the Social Security Administration at 800-772-1213 to report the problem.
    They will review your earnings with you to ensure they are correct. You can also review earnings posted to your social security statement for workers 18 and older.
  4. Consider filing a complaint with the US Department of Justice National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF)
  5. Maintain a good record (keep all documents and record all conversations) that you can access when necessary in re-establishing your identity and credit history.

Scammers have stolen Americans’ identities to file fraudulent unemployment insurance claims.
If somebody has submitted an unemployment insurance claim under your name, report it immediately! Tell the National Center for Disaster Fraud.


Did you receive an email or letter from CTDOL? Check here to ensure it is authentic.
CTDOL will never ask for your username or password in an email, nor will we send
you a link directly to an account page that asks for your username or password.
December 21, 2021 - Extended Benefits End Notification Letter


Help us protect you by being vigilant about account security.
View public fraud alerts on the US Department of Justice's Unemployment Insurance Fraud page