Over the past several months, The Maryland Department of Labor has experienced a substantial number of fraudulent claims. The UMBC Human Resources (HR) department has established procedures to review these claims. As part of our established procedure, HR researches the employment status to determine the validity of the claim. If we determine that the person is still in an active status and the claim is not valid, we notify the Maryland Department of Labor.
The Maryland Department of Labor is working on unemployment insurance fraud detection, prevention and investigation efforts to handle the record number of fraudulent UI claims filed. Below are provided the following resources to assist you in the event you believe your information has been used fraudulently. You may contact these agencies at any time to request information.
Maryland Division of Unemployment Insurance Benefit Payment Control Unit to request an investigation and complete the on-line forms to investigate fraud; and for inquiries about 1099-G tax forms
Maryland Office of the Attorney General for additional information about unemployment insurance fraud
Maryland State Police's Identity Theft Protection Quick Guide to find additional resources and learn more about the next steps you should take to protect your identity.
ChexSystems Consumer Assistance to request a free copy of your consumer credit report once every 12 months and check for any unauthorized banking activity in your name.