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New Unemployment Scam Targets Thousands of Michiganders
As many Michiganders are facing challenges in applying for and obtaining unemployment benefits, some are turning to social media seeking help or answers to questions.
Offers to assist claimants with the benefit process may be scams, and that the answers provided to unemployment-related questions on social media may contain misinformation that encourages claimants to commit fraud.
Michigan residents currently facing challenges regarding unemployment benefits, should be mindful of the following when sharing their frustrations online:
- Do not fall for scams.
- Answers may not be accurate.
- Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Filing for Unemployment Benefits
Filing Online Remains the Fastest Way
Filing online remains the fastest way. In an effort to meet the unprecedented demand, the Michigan UIA has created a schedule for individuals to apply for benefits based on their last names. The UIA encourages applying on the designated day of your last name. Schedule an appointment here.
Employees will need the following to file:
- Driver’s License or State ID
- Social Security number
- Your address, phone number, and date of birth
- Employment information for the last 18 months
- Non-citizens alien registration and expiration date of your work authorization card
If you think you may be a victim of fraud or identity theft, do not hesitate to report it here.