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DWD WILL NOT send claimants a text message

As a reminder, DWD WILL NOT send claimants a text message. If you receive a text from someone claiming to be us, do NOT click on the link. Clicking the link could give fraudsters access to information on your phone which could then allow them to take over your UI account.

Be Aware of ID.me Fraudulent Messages

Please be aware of a new scam where fraudsters attempt to impersonate ID.me. ID.me ONLY operates through the ID.me website. Websites like “your-id-me.com” or other derivatives ARE NOT connected to ID.me. ID.me will not ask for personal information via messaging apps like WhatsApp, Telegram, or Facebook Messenger.

To report fraudulent messages, please email the DWD Contact Center: AskUIContactCenter@dwd.in.gov


Thank you for taking the time to report possible unemployment fraud. Your assistance is invaluable as we work to ensure that the state’s unemployment funds are directed to the people who need them most.

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Are you reporting possible fraudulent activity by someone else?

You do not need to provide your name or any other identifying information in order to file a complaint in regards to unemployment insurance fraud. However, we will not be able to contact you if we need to seek additional information about your complaint if you choose to remain anonymous.

Please provide as much detailed information as possible concerning your allegations, including:

  • The name and address of the individual or business suspected of committing fraud
  • If the complaint is in regards to an individual, if available, include the individual’s SSN and the name of the business where the individual has been employed over the last year
  • Describe your complaint in detail and provide dates if possible

Report someone...

who is receiving UI benefits and is not reporting their hours of work and earnings.

receiving UI benefits at the same time they were incarcerated.

receiving UI benefits but not reporting that they are being paid in cash for working on the side.

who is currently working and receiving UI benefits.

To file a police report...

If you are a victim of ID theft and would like to file a report to the Indiana State Police, please fill out this form and email it to uifraud@isp.IN.gov.
(Note: Victims are strongly encouraged to completely fill out the template directly above to report UI fraud. Variations in reporting could cause delay in the report being filed.)


For information about Form 1099-G, please visit this web page.

Additional Resources

Read this article for additional information.

Please mail or fax any forms and supporting documentation, where required, to the following:

Department of Workforce Development
10 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Fax: (317) 633-7206

Equal Opportunity is the Law. (La Igualdad De Oportunidad Es La Ley.)
Equal Opportunity Employer/Program Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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