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If you were a victim of a fraudulent unemployment claim.

  • Report the fraud to your employer.
  • Report the fraud to your state unemployment benefit agency.
This will allow a one-year fraud alert on your credit, or a credit freeze and free weekly credit checks

The Federal Trade Commission has created a booklet on what you should do if your identity has been stolen.  This guide provides tips, worksheets, blank forms and sample letters to help guide you through the recovery process. Click here for an Identity Theft Recovery Plan or stop by the station for your free copy.

As a consumer, it's always a good idea to take proactive steps in order to better protect your identity.  This can be done in several ways.  The following web-site is one of many that are available to you in offering reviews of different companies that offer identity theft protection and assistance.  Please click here to visit the site.