Reporting Unemployment Insurance Fraud

Unemployment Insurance Fraud

Unemployment insurance fraud is the intentional misreporting or withholding of information in order to get benefits. If you intentionally hide or report wrong information, it is fraud. FRAUD IS A CRIME and can result in penalties up to and including criminal prosecution.

Some examples that could be fraud:

  • Not reporting a job refusal or work you miss while claiming benefits
  • Providing false information or withholding information to get benefits
  • Failing to report all of your earnings when filing for weekly benefits
  • Not reporting your job separation accurately

If you have information about unemployment fraud, please complete one of our fraud referral forms below.

Employers Reporting Fraud

If you are an employer and believe someone may have received benefits to which they are not entitled, please let us know by reporting it through the fraud referral link below. Although the forms refers to suspected fraud, this is the way to tell us of any situation where you think someone might have received benefits when they should not have.

    Fraud Referral Form

General Public Reporting Fraud

If you are not an employer, but have information about unemployment fraud, please complete our fraud referral by following the fraud referral link below. We review all tips that we receive, regardless of how much information you provide. However, the more details you can give when reporting unemployment fraud, the better it will help us in our investigation.

In addition to the name of the individual, and the fraudulent activity they are doing, providing details such as their address, their age or date of birth, and/or their social security number will help us better identify the person in our claim records.

If you are reporting someone working while receiving benefits, providing the name and address of the employer as well as approximately how long the individual has been working for them, in addition to the information above, will help us in reviewing claim and wage records and determining fraudulent activity.

We keep the information you provide confidential, and you can ask to remain anonymous when reporting UI fraud. However, due to confidentiality laws, we are unable to provide the results of any investigation based on the information you provide. We appreciate your help.​

    Fraud Referral Form





 Situation in the U.S. and Globally

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) leads the U.S. response. The World Health Organization (WHO) guides the global response.

 Information from CDC   Information from WHO





 Resources for the Community


Social Distancing

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Spread facts, not fear.

Oregon is seeing an increase in incidents of discrimination and harassment related to the COVID-19 virus. It is important that all people, businesses, and other organizations act on facts, not bias or xenophobia. Health officials confirm there are no links between COVID-19 infection and a person’s race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ability, or national origin. COVID-19 can infect anyone who is exposed to it, and anyone can spread COVID-19. 

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In consideration of staffing challenges and health concerns due to COVID-19, Governor Kate Brown announced a statewide closure of Oregon K-12 schools from Monday, March 16 through Tuesday, April 28.

OHA knows we are asking a lot of Oregonians in order to protect those who are particularly vulnerable to this virus, and there is a lot of fear and anxiety in our communities. Educators are the heart of our schools, which in turn are the heart of our communities. In the wake of COVID-19’s arrival in Oregon, our schools are facing operational and business challenges.

We stand with the governor and our education partners as they make difficult decisions in response to these operational challenges in their school communities.

Resources from Oregon Department of Education

Child Care Resources from Early Learning Division

In partnership with OHA, the Early Learning Division (ELD) has created new tools for addressing concerns in child care around COVID-19.

Resources from Oregon Higher Education





Updated on June 5th, 2020 01:20PM