ISP, DWD provide tips to help protect against identity theft

Statewide — The Indiana State Police(ISP) and Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) are reminding Hoosiers to stay vigilant when it comes to protecting one’s identity from theft.
DWD has seen the number of fraudulent attempts to file unemployment insurance (UI) claims spike due to the coronavirus and the additional financial assistance available through federal programs such as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

With tax season here, Hoosiers who may have had their personal information compromised could encounter problems when filing their taxes. If you believe you are a victim of identity theft, please do the following:

• File a report with DWD by clicking here. DWD will lock the account from further use. Should you need to file for benefits in the future, you will need to contact DWD to have your account unlocked.
• File an electronic report with the Indiana State Police by filling out the form here and emailing it to If you are currently employed, contact your employer’s human resources department so that they can protest your claim with DWD.