How to Report Colorado Unemployment Fraud

IT IS NOT ILLEGAL TO WORK WHILE YOU ARE COLLECTING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS.

If you want to know how to report unemployment fraud, you must first be sure that someone is committing unemployment fraud. In the state of Colorado it is a crime to knowingly collect unemployment benefits that you are not eligible to receive, and this is considered unemployment fraud. BUT, it is very important to note that IT IS NOT ILLEGAL TO WORK WHILE YOU ARE COLLECTING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS.

You are able to work at a job and make a certain amount of money while still collecting unemployment benefits. When you apply for unemployment, this amount will be determined, and how this works will be explained to you by your unemployment counselor.

If you do work while you are collecting unemployment benefits, it is VERY important that you follow the rules given to you by your unemployment counselor, which includes reporting where you work, how much you make every week, etc.

If you suspect someone of committing unemployment fraud, you can contact the unemployment office to report them. You may be able to remain anonymous, or you may have to give your name and contact information to report them.

When you make your report, be sure to give as much detailed information as possible, including the following:

  • Their name
  • Their address
  • Their phone number
  • Where they are working
  • How much money they're making

If you know that someone is committing unemployment fraud, you can report them by contacting your local unemployment office.

Still Have Questions?

To go back to the Colorado Unemployment FAQ Page, click here: Colorado Unemployment FAQ

To go the main Colorado Unemployment page, click here: Colorado Unemployment

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# Emily 2011-12-27 03:02
Hi I had a question that I hope you can help me with. I've been on unemployment in Colorado for the last few months and just started working again but its only part time 10 hrs a week. I am a server in a tip share restaurant so I make 4 dollars an hour (server min wage) plus part of a tip pool but don't get tipped out til my paycheck. so i'm not sure what I am making til its past the requesting payment date for UI should I just guess at how much I made? Or file as if i'm making federal min wage? Will I get into trouble if I claim too little? How will the UI offices know that I'm working or how much I'm making? I appreciate any info :)
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# Craig Buckley 2012-02-05 16:26
Golombek needs to be fired. Granted, the CDLE may have been bilked out of benefits by unscrupulous individuals who deserve to be prosecuted, but when an individual is cheated by an employer, the CDLE will not help, or prosecute, even when confronted with clear, convincing, and irrefutable evidence of fraud by the employer. Evidently, Golombek chooses to enforce only those laws and narrowly interpreted statutes under the Colorado Wage Act which endure to her benefit, in this case specifically C.R.S. 18-4-111, C.R.S. 8-4-113, AND C.R.S. 8-4-114 : screw the People of the State of Colorado.

Check this evidence out, as well as the rest of the postings at scribd.com under dreamstonevicti m. Golombek had a duty to help, and chose not to.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/79700581/CDLE-Director-Ellen-Golombek-01-28-2012-Email-Re-Dream-Stone-Fraud
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# Marie 2012-11-21 23:12
My ex-husband was in prison while he was collecting unemployment. He has a felony charge and is not working. How will you collect. Or can you just put him backin into jail. He is a danger to society, he needs to be put into jail for a very long time.
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