The Kennewick Police Department is warning citizens of a new scam involving unemployment benefits.

Here's what the Kennewick Police say is going on and what you need to do to protect yourself....

Officers have taken several reports regarding fraudulent claims for unemployment benefits. This is happening when someone using your personal information makes a claim for unemployment benefits. If your employer notifies you that they received notification from unemployment stating you have filed a claim, and the claim was not made by you, please go to the below link to file a fraud complaint through the ESD website as soon as possible. Please also contact your local law enforcement agency to file a fraud report.

The link below will take you to the appropriate website for Washington State Unemployment Fraud Victims