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VT Labor Department alerts Vermonters of on-going text scams

July 6, 2021

Montpelier, Vt. – The Vermont Department of Labor is reminding Vermonters to remain aware of attempts to steal personal information to commit unemployment insurance fraud. Coordinated attacks launched by scammers continue to be prevalent. Recently, the Department of labor has received reports of fraudulent text messages, which ask individuals to ‘Review your claim’ or ‘Verify your account’.

Unemployment Insurance claimants and Vermonters should never click links from suspicious emails or text messages, or provide any information ask of them in those communications. The Department does not currently communicate with claimants through text message. If you are not sure if a communication (email, letter, etc.) is legitimate, please call the Department of Labor's UI Call Center to verify that it is the Department and not a fraudster.

Claimants should always 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