If there is one thing many Michigan residents can agree on, it’s huge problems surrounding the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency. The agency has been plagued with problems going back to before the COVID-19 shutdowns.
All Michigan residents should be on extra alert status to fraud cases, not just GEICO customers. A big red flag is receiving paperwork from the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) about an unemployment insurance filing.
Three Detroit area attorneys are now charged as criminals. They’re accused of using the very court system they swore to serve, as a means to commit fraud. An unknown number of people in Calhoun and Kalamazoo counties have been their victims.
If you did not file for benefits or receive them and are sent a 1099-G form by the Michigan Unemployment Benefit Agency, that is your tip-off that someone fraudulently obtained your personal information and then used that data to file for benefits and directed the money to themselves.