Ohio JFS Establishes New Hotline Number for Victims of Fraudulent Unemployment Filings

Written on March 19, 2021

Since many people are still being victimized by fraudulent unemployment  filings, the State of Ohio has established a new state unemployment fraud hotline number.

That number is 833-658-0394. 

The department said the number is staffed by 50 representatives from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

The phone number complements a secure online portal that the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services established last month to provide a direct way for victims to report identity theft. 

Individuals who believe their identity was stolen and used to file a fraudulent unemployment claim can visit unemployment.ohio.gov click on the ‘Report Identity Theft’ button and follow the guidance for individuals.

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