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If you think someone is committing fraud against one of EDD's programs, it is important that you let us know about it. All allegations of fraud are taken seriously, and you can remain anonymous. Please include as much information as possible. Please note that EDD will not disclose your identity unless required by law. If you wish to remain anonymous, DO NOT include your personal information.

The EDD offers several options for you to report fraud:

To report Unemployment Insurance, Disability Insurance, or Paid Family Leave fraud: To report Payroll Tax fraud: To report other types of fraud:

If your allegation involves fraud in the following programs please call the Agencies listed below. EDD does not handle these types of fraud.

  • Workers Compensation - Contact the California State Department of Insurance at 1-800-927-4357.
  • Social Security Insurance - Contact the Social Security Administration at 1-800-269-0271.
Annual Reports:

Research suggests that organizations can reduce the risk of fraud through a combination of prevention, detection, and deterrence measures.

The Employment Development Department's strong emphasis on fraud prevention helps reduce opportunities for fraud to take place and its fraud deterrence activities persuade individuals that they should not commit fraud because of the likelihood of detection and punishment.

The Annual Fraud Reports document the Department's fraud deterrence and detection activities.


Informational Web Pages:

For more information about the Department's fraud detection and deterrence efforts, visit the following sites. You may need to download the free Adobe Reader to view and print linked documents.

Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment Insurance Fraud Prevention
Unemployment Insurance Fraud Frequently Asked Questions
Improper UI Payments

State Disability Insurance

Disability Insurance and Paid Family Leave Fraud

Payroll Taxes

Payroll Tax Fraud - Underground Economy Operations
Joint Enforcement Strike Force (JESF)