Contact the Oklahoma Unemployment Expert About Any Questions Concerning Unemployment Fraud
Video Transcribed: So, an issue that you may run into when you file for unemployment, is that you go in and you try to submit a claim for unemployment. You became unemployed, for example, on May 13th, and then you attempt to file for unemployment and you see that someone filed for unemployment under your name and social security number on May 5th.
And that was not you because you were working on May 5th. What do you do? Well, that is probably a case of fraud. Oklahoma is one of the states that was flagged by the government and the authorities that many claims in Oklahoma were fraudulent.
And so, if you are the victim of fraud and someone tried to file an unemployment claim under your name, and they’re actually receiving money, your unemployment money, from your job that you were let go from due to COVID, or some other reason, you have to go to the website ui.ok.gov.
And at the top of that website, ui.ok.gov, there is a leak that says, “To report fraud.” And you have to fill out your information and it can take up to 180 days for the Employment Security Commission to investigate your claim.
And you will not be able to file for unemployment until that claim is investigated and closed. You need to talk to the Unemployment Security Commission and stay on top of that. Make sure that you run a credit report or investigate any other fraud that’s used under your social security number.
If you have any questions about the fraud or any other unemployment questions, you can consult an unemployment attorney. That could be myself or someone else. My number is (918) 932-2800.