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Text Scam Alert - November 24, 2021

November 24, 2021

The Department is aware of a fraudulent communication sent by text, which includes a suspicious link to an 'Urgent Notice' from the 'Department of Employment Services'. This text message is fraudulent and should be deleted/disregarded by those who receive it. For more information, including examples of other fraudulent communications, fake website and more can be found at

Reminders for Claimants: 

  • Do not click links from suspicious emails or text messages, or provide any information. If you are not sure if the communication is legitimate, please call the Department of Labor's UI Call Center to verify that it is the Department and not a fraudster.
  • Check the URL and make sure you are filing a claim on the correct website, and please remember to do so only through the Department of Labor website ( or by contacting the Claimant Assistance Center if you are unable to access the online portal.
  • Additional information and updates on fraud, including alerts from known scams and attempts to steal personal information, can be found on