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 (“WORD” format) send it to Kevin Concaugh in one of the following formats:

  • Faxed to (207) 287-8351; or
  • Mailed to:

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