The Prescott Valley Police Department is receiving numerous reports from our citizens regarding fraudulent claims being opened in their names from the Department of Economic Security (DES) Unemployment Insurance Division. These cases are being opened by unknown suspects nationwide and are not easily traced to a local jurisdiction. As a result, these cases are all being referred to the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.
If a citizen receives benefits they did not apply for, these are the steps that should be taken:
- Report the fraud to DES. https://des.az.gov/services/employment/unemployment-individual/unemployment-insurance-benefit-fraud
- If one believes that his or her identity has been compromised, notify the Federal Trade Commission. gov/complaint,
- Lastly, file a criminal report with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office at https://www.azag.gov/
The Prescott Valley Police Department is committed to partnering with our community during these uncertain times. Community Services Officers are available to answer citizen questions Monday to Friday 08:00 am to 5:00 pm at 928-772-9261. We are here when you need us.