Fraud and Identity Theft

IDES is aware of phishing schemes targeting Illinoisans. Please note that individuals will never receive a text message from IDES seeking personal identifiable information, like your social security or driver’s license numbers. For more info on phishing schemes please visit the FTC website.


  • Was a claim fraudulently filed in your name?


  • How to protect your unemployment insurance account
  • Are you the victim of a phishing scheme, or did someone steal your benefits?


  • Reporting fraudulent claims