HARRISBURG – Officials are warning Pennsylvanians to the fraudulent enrollment of individuals into the state’s Unemployment Compensation system. The reporting and investigation of unemployment benefits fraud is not only occurring, but is escalating statewide. Common factors concerning the fraud include the notice to the victim by their employer of a claim being filed. In many cases, the victim received unrequested unemployment paperwork from the state, and/or received unemployment benefits payments for which they did not apply, typically on a debit card. Victims also received a 1099-G tax form indicating that they were paid unemployment. Victims of unemployment fraud are encouraged to report it to the Office of Unemployment Compensation and to local police. Victims can report fraud to the PA Fraud Hotline at 1-800-692-7469 or you can click on the banner below.