Let DoNotPay Help You Handle Your EDD Identity Theft Case
The Employment Development Department, or EDD for short, handles a variety of programs for people needing paid family leave or various types of insurance. Scammers too often take your information and attempt to claim these insurances and programs for themselves. EDD identity theft is an occurrence that unfortunately happens too often.
Let DoNotPay help. We'll work with you to get your reports settled promptly so you can get your life back in order.
What Is Identity Theft?
When someone attempts to use another person's information as their own, that is considered identity theft. Each person has their own name, social security number, account details, and identifying information, and that person only is entitled to use it. No one else has the right to use another detail as their own.
What Are Some Signs of Identity Theft?
The signs may vary from one case to the next, but a few to look for include:
- Changes to your credit report that you didn't authorize.
- Letters regarding claims and accounts from a company or location you have never heard of.
- Unusual charges on your accounts.
- Text messages indicating codes and access requirements to websites you didn't sign up with.
Who Do I Report to About My Identity Theft Case?
Your circumstance may require you to reach out to several different companies to make your identity theft report.
Contact the Police
It may be wise to speak with the police if you know the person who used your personal details. When it's a friend, family member, or acquaintance who did the deed, it's easier to sue and get compensation. You can also join a larger class action against a company, person, or entity when you were part of a large data breach.
Contact the Credit Bureaus
You also want to contact Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax–the three credit bureaus. They will want to know that your information has been breached and can determine if anything with your report is amiss. Freezing your accounts is a good idea in the meantime to ensure no one with your data can use it to open new accounts or attempt to take out loans.
Make Your EDD Identity Theft Report With the Company
At the bottom of the EDD website, you'll notice a tab that says "Contact EDD." That is where you'll go to make your report of identity theft. They encourage you to use the Ask EDD form to Report Fraud. There are several types of situations you can report, including:
- Unemployment insurance, disability insurance, or paid family leave
- Payroll tax fraud
- Other types of fraud (they offer workers compensation and social security insurance as examples)
They provide an online form to utilize, as well as offer numbers to call and mailing addresses to use if you wish to make your reports with those methods.
pertaining to #1 on the list
|1-800-229-6297||EDD PO Box 826880
MIC 43, Sacramento, CA
pertaining to #2 on the list
|1-800-528-1783||EDD PO Box 826880
MIC 43, Sacramento, CA
Note: Make sure to include the UEO Lead Referral/Complaint Form that can be downloaded from their website
|For Workers Compensation issues||1-800-927-4357|
|For Social Security Insurance||1-800-269-0271|
Make Your Reports With DoNotPay's Help
Instead of attempting to contact the various entities on your own, you can get DoNotPay's help. With a few questions answered, we can have all of the necessary reports made at once in just a few simple steps.
- Search "identity theft" on DoNotPay and select the type of incident you would like to report.
- Tell us more about the incident that occurred, including the location, date, time, financial loss, and any suspect information you may have.
- We'll identify whether you should file an FTC report, contact the IRS, freeze your credit report, contact state agencies, or file a police report. Once we guide you through the best options, we'll automatically submit the reports on your behalf.
More About DoNotPay's Identity Theft Product
DoNotPay uses the Identity Theft product to handle a variety of concerns. Whether you need us to report directly to EDD for you or want us to file a police report, DoNotPay handles all of that and more. A few additional examples are:
- Filing an official FTC report
- Alerting your particular state agency about insurance, medical, unemployment, or other types of fraud
- Contacting the IRS
- Contacting each of the credit bureaus to freeze accounts and set up additional fraud alerts for the future
Other Identity Theft Concerns DoNotPay Addresses
EDD identity theft is far from all DoNotPay can handle. We'll also help you address other identity theft concerns, cases of credit card fraud, and otherwise. A couple of questions you may face include:
- How do I contact the IRS about identity theft?
- What if someone steals my stimulus check?
- How do I report social security fraud?
We will get these concerns addressed and make the necessary reports on your behalf.
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