COVID-19 has led to an unprecedented increase in the filing of unemployment claims and fraudulent unemployment insurance activity continues to be occurring nationwide. As part of our ongoing efforts to provide employees with information and guidance regarding fraudulent unemployment claims, University Human Resources has provided information to increase awareness, checklists to report and resolve fraudulent claims, and additional resources.
How will I know if I need to report a fraudulent claim?
- Your supervisor or manager may receive an unemployment request to verify your employment with Rutgers even though you are still employed with Rutgers
- You may receive two unemployment documents in the mail stating that you have applied and have been approved for unemployment benefits:
- BC9 – Unemployment Insurance Instructions and Appointment Notice
- BC3C – Notice to Claimant of Benefit Determination
How do I report the fraudulent claim?
- Contact the New Jersey Department of Labor fraud unit by completing an online fraud report form
- Report the fraudulent claim to the Federal Trade Commission through IdentityTheft.gov where you can also access an identity theft recovery plan
- Report the fraudulent claim to your local police department
We want to assure you that the security of confidential employee information remains one of our highest priorities and we will continue to monitor our information systems. Rutgers has followed internal procedures related to reporting and investigating potential data breach incidents, and, to date, has not identified any breaches of Rutgers information technology systems.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation in resolving these fraudulent claims. If you have any questions, please contact OneSource Rutgers Faculty and Staff Service Center at 732-745-SERV (7378) or at OneSource@rutgers.edu.