Michigan unemployment agency flags 10K claims for fraud over holidays

Save any evidence of fraud you have

The Unemployment Insurance Agency said they have flagged 10,000 recent claims for fraud. Why is there such a dramatic increase this time of year?

DETROIT – The Unemployment Insurance Agency said they have flagged 10,000 recent claims for fraud. Why is there such a dramatic increase this time of year?

Unemployment scammers made their move in a big way during the holiday season. Thousands of people across Michigan have been impacted.

“If you think you’ve been targeted by these high-tech thieves, save everything sent to you via email or text,” UIA director said.

The director said you should contact the UIA immediately and make sure an investigation into the fraud is launched. Do whatever you can to lock down your personal information and credit information.

Contact UIA immediately. Make sure an investigation is started




About the Authors:

Hank Winchester is Local 4's Consumer Investigative Reporter and the head of WDIV's "Help Me Hank" Consumer Unit. He works to solve consumer complaints, reveal important recalls and track down thieves who have ripped off metro Detroiters.

Kayla is a Web Producer for ClickOnDetroit. Before she joined the team in 2018 she worked at WILX in Lansing as a digital producer.