Report Unemployment Fraud

Unemployment insurance fraud is a crime. You can report instances of unemployment fraud by phone, email, fax, or mail. Your name can be kept confidential.

Unemployment Insurance Fraud can include:

  • Unemployment claimants misrepresenting information to qualify for unemployment benefits
    • State Laws and Rules concerning Unemployment Benefit Fraud
  • Employer manipulation of unemployment experience rating to obtain a lower tax rate than their unemployment experience would otherwise allow (known as SUTA dumping)
  • Employer misclassification of employees as independent contractors to avoid payment of unemployment taxes.
  • Employer misreporting of worker wages to avoid payment of unemployment taxes.

Phone Tips:

  • Call the Benefits Division at (207) 621-5100 or the Unemployment Claim Center at 1-800-593-7660.

Email, Fax, or Mail:

Complete this form and send it to Kevin Concaugh via:

  • Email addressed to Kevin.M.Concaugh@Maine.gov; or
  • Faxed to (207) 287-8351; or
  • Mailed to:

    Bureau of Unemployment Compensation
    Attn: Kevin Concaugh
    47 State House Station
    Augusta, ME 04333-0047