Answer : You called the correct number to reach the state
This is no minor concern, as
With your permission, we shared your query with Kunstman, so rest assured that the department is aware of your situation. As for others in the same boat, Kunstman said a message recorder would be set up for 586-8947 and that notifying the department of potential fraud by email also is an option.
Anyone else affected can send a note to dlir.director @hawaii.gov ; put "Fraud Alert " in the subject line. In the email, briefly explain what happened and include your name and phone number.
It's equally important for employers--who are tasked with confirming employees' claims--to be on the lookout for false claims, and in a timely manner. Your alert employer--the University of
The DLIR said
Kunstman said a false claim filed in your name without your knowledge would not prevent you from receiving unemployment benefits in the future, should you need them.
He also said that the additional measures being taken to thwart cybercrime may slow down processing of legitimate claims, which is unfortunate news for the tens of thousands of out-of-work
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