How to Report Georgia Unemployment Fraud


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 Georgia 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 Georgia Unemployment FAQ Page, click here: Georgia Unemployment FAQ

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

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# Chris 2010-12-24 22:51
I have audio evidence of unemployment fraud by Xxxxxx Xxx Xxxxxx. His social security number is XXX-XX-XXXX and birth date is XX/XX/XX. A check can show his over payment.
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# David 2011-05-08 09:53
A few days ago a guy came into our shop asking for a job. After telling him how to apply I overheard him talking to the manager he really didn't want the job but had to prove he was looking to collect unemployment. I thought about it but I am still unsure if this counts as fraud.
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# steve 2011-10-25 18:12
i think my ex is commiting fraud, she just won her case against her ex employer for unemployment, that is what my daughter told me that she told her a couple of days ago and i know for a fact that she is working at a bar, she has committed fraud before with medicaid and others, getting money and foodstamps for the kids that i have custody of, just saying
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# debra 2012-06-01 15:08
can a person presently in jail draw unemployment
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# mary 2013-05-17 20:10
I think my children's father is committing fraud,but not sure?..
he was working for a big company that let him go after over 12 years of service but did give him a serverance package,..
he also owns/runs a business (which is under an llc name) ,10 years now..he was only under court order to pay child support from the primary job, which he now don't have. he recently has been only paying a portion and some times nothing to child support,..he enformed me that he is drawing unemployment that only pays $1200.00 a month...but what about the business he has?.. that child support doesnt know about? this legal?...I think he is trying to get his child support reduced down to little or nothing,,,we have two girls together??...what should I do ..I have proof of him bragging on his fb page about how many employees he has(23) and being the top franchise owner in Ga.
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# Sue 2013-07-29 19:43
Is there a statute of limitations that DOL can come after you for wrongful filing (over payment)
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# Lynn 2013-09-09 15:14
hey I'm positive my brother-in-law- is committing unemployment fraud. I know he can make money while collecting unemployment but he works for my husband and I'm sure he is making over what he is allowed. My question is can my husband get in trouble too because he is not doing anything other than paying his brother by check sometimes cash but I heard his brother say he wanted him to give him a 1099 in his wife's name because he was drawing unemployment isn't that illegal.
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