Scammers have taken advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to file millions of false unemployment claims using stolen identities. If you’re an employer in Colorado and received a suspicious unemployment claim for an active employee or someone who never worked for you, immediately submit a fraud report with the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment (CDLE) instead of appealing or rejecting the claim. (And definitely don’t ignore it.)

What should you do if you receive a fraudulent unemployment claim in Colorado? Follow these 4 steps.

  1. Immediately report the fraudulent unemployment claim to CDLE to hold payment while the investigation is pending. DO NOT reject or appeal the claim.

NOTE: If you’re registered with SIDES to receive unemployment notices, promptly complete requests on claims that you suspect are fraudulent. However, you may ignore notices for fraudulent claims that you receive in the mail or via MyUI+. Responding to those notices automatically generate