Report Unemployment Fraud

  • Please contact us using one of the methods below if:
    • you are aware of someone fraudulently collecting Wisconsin unemployment benefits.
    • you may be a victim of identity theft (imposter fraud) and have reason to believe someone has used your information and social security number to fraudulently collect unemployment benefits.
  • All allegations of fraud are investigated.
  • To report someone committing fraud, you can make your report anonymously, or give us your name. Knowing who you are gives us a chance to obtain additional details if needed. If you wish to remain anonymous, do not give us any information the claimant could use to identify you.
    • REMEMBER! You are a very important source of information about claimants and employers committing fraud.

How To Report

Please note: We are receiving a high number of calls; the fastest way to report fraud is to fill out the Web Form to Request a Fraud Investigation.

  • Submit online using our Web Form to Request a Fraud Investigation

  • Call our Unemployment Fraud Hotline at (800) 909-9472 (Fraud Specialists are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

  • Mail us at the following address:

    Unemployment Insurance
    Attn: Program Integrity
    P.O. Box 7905
    Madison, WI 53707

To be sure that we are able to adequately investigate, be sure to include as much of the following information as possible (if you do not know the answer, don't worry, just tell us what you do know):

  • Who is committing fraud?
  • What is their full address?
  • The claimant's social security number?
  • The claimant's phone number?
  • What are they doing? (working? running a business? living in another country? unable to work?)
  • When did they start doing this?
  • If they are working - what is the Employer's Name?
  • Where is the employer located?
  • What is the employer's address and phone number?
  • Who else knows about it?
  • Your name, address and phone number (optional)

Due to strict DWD confidentiality laws, we cannot confirm or deny an investigation initiated by an unemployment fraud submission or disclose information about an employer or claimant.