Fraudulent claim letters being sent to Kentuckians about unemployment insurance benefits

Closeup of the top of a tax Form 1099G Certain Government Payments - Taxable Unemployment Compensation Payments on top of cash with some coins scattered on top.

UPDATED: Many Kentuckians have been receiving letters stating an individual has filed for unemployment benefits. Many of these claims are fraudulent and were not filed by the individual, causing problems for employees and employers.

The governor’s office has confirmed with the Kentucky Chamber these letters are concerning fraudulent claims made on behalf of employees or individuals.

If you receive a letter like this or suspect you have had a fraudulent UI claim, email that information to

This issue is not new to Kentucky or across the nation with other states.  Fraud makes up about 35% of UI pandemic claims. The federal government over the past six months has provided nearly $200 million dollars to states to help fight fraud measures and the Kentucky Attorney General has a fraud identity theft page located on their website for those that need additional help.

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2 Comments on "Fraudulent claim letters being sent to Kentuckians about unemployment insurance benefits"

  1. Corretta Nunn | March 25, 2021 at 9:44 pm | Reply

    I dont know how my name was selected. I am not a resident of Kentucky and I recieved a letter of entitlement Determination for PUA (Pandemic Unemployment Assistant). This is a fraudulent letter, i believe someone is trying to steal my identity.

  2. Anthony Washington | May 16, 2021 at 5:35 pm | Reply

    Mary Smith used my name to get unemployment in my name

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