October 22, 2020
MidJersey.News is investigating this further so if you have received one of these notices use the contact link above to send us a message so we get an idea how wide spread this issue is.
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–MidJersey.News is aware of a few incidences of people getting “unemployment notices” in the mail. We contacted the NJ Governor’s Office and NJ Department of Labor on what actions you can take. They suggest using the link below and/or calling the numbers below to report fraud:
Report a case of suspected fraud via phone or email by visiting:
North New Jersey: 201-601-4100
Central New Jersey: 732-761-2020
South New Jersey: 856-507-2340
Out-of-state claims: 888-795-6672 (you must call from a phone with an out-of-state area code)
New Jersey Relay: 7-1-1
Also file a police report for identity theft with your local police department. Take the usual steps to protect your credit though credit bureaus, etc.
Since there is a lot of personal information in the document it would not hurt to take standard identity theft precautions while this is worked out. Once identity theft occurs it is good to contact your local police department since they can file an official report of the incident. The local police are good sources of other information and tips on how to protect your identification.