EDDCombats Identity Theft

To help fight imposter fraud and protect employees and Unemployment Insurance (UI) reserve accounts from improper charges and a potentially higher tax rate, EDD is urging employers to carefully review EDD statements:

  • If you receive EDD notices that an employee has filed a UI claim for benefits, but the employee still works for you and has informed you that he or she did not file that claim, immediately return the notice to EDD to inform them about it.
  • If you returned the notice before learning that your employee did not file a claim for benefits, please file an online fraud report.

EDD’s State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) provides an electronic option for quickly responding to EDD information requests. Resources for employees who may be victims of identity theft include: