Fraud

Employees and employers, learn how to report fraud.

 
 

How to report fraud

Use this form to report fraud.

What Paid Leave Oregon is doing about fraud

Paid Leave Oregon is actively working to prevent and identify paid leave fraud. We have systems and procedures to stop and prevent fraud, and we constantly update them to keep ahead of people who commit fraud.

What happens when I report fraud?

  • We will put a stop on your claim if we find signs of potential fraud.
  • We will not pay benefits until we can verify your identity and make sure that you will get your money. The investigation may take some time and may delay your benefit payments.
  • If you haven’t filed a claim, we will correct our records so the fraud won’t affect any future claim you may file.

What can I do?

If you think someone has stolen your identity, it is a good idea to report identity theft to your local police department and other federal agencies. You can find a step-by-step guide at identitytheft.gov

You can also: 

  • Freeze your credit, which restricts access to your credit report. The federal government has a guide on how to freeze your credit at usa.gov/credit-freeze.
  • Use unique passwords or PINs for your accounts. If you have reused passwords or PINs, change them. For sites that use secret questions, make sure you use different questions and answers.
  • For all websites you visit, check that the web address is the correct one.
  • Don’t select links in emails or texts.
  • Check to make sure your payments arrive on time. You can check your claim quickly using Frances Online. If something doesn’t look right, contact us right away. If you receive a payment in a format that you didn’t expect, contact us right away. One example is receiving a prepaid debit card in the mail that you didn’t request when you have been receiving weekly electronic deposits.

Common questions

If someone filed a Paid Leave Oregon claim in my name, what personally identifiable information did they steal?

Because Paid Leave Oregon didn’t release your personally identifiable information, we don’t know how much of your information was stolen. What we can tell you is that a Paid Leave claim requires the following information, so whoever filed the claim probably used these.

  • A full legal name
  • Date of birth
  • Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN)
  • Contact information, such as a phone number, email address, physical address, and mailing address
 
How was my personally identifiable information stolen?

Paid Leave Oregon didn’t release your information, so we don’t know how or where someone stole your information.
 

How do I get more information about what is happening with my identity theft investigation?

We understand how stressful it can be when your identity is stolen. However, we can’t share details of the investigation with you. We don’t want to tip off the people committing fraud about how we identify and investigate these incidents. In addition, law enforcement may use the information to investigate or prosecute crimes, and we don’t want to hurt their investigation. We will continue investigating to find the person responsible. Then we will try to recover stolen benefits, prosecute when possible, and refer the case to law enforcement when appropriate.
 

Is this related to a publicized data breach?

Unfortunately, identity theft is an ongoing challenge. We can’t link any one case of identity theft to a specific breach or attack.

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