Ind. Attorney General Warns Hoosiers Of Phishing Scam

The scam involves unemployment benefits.

An example of the phishing scam. Photo provided. 

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Attorney General Todd Rokita is warning Hoosiers about a phishing scam involving unemployment benefits.

According to Rokita, scammers are sending text messages asking Hoosiers to verify their identity by clicking on a link. Clicking the link may give scammers access to your personal data.

The Attorney General’s office is partnering with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development to encourage Hoosiers to be vigilant in protecting their personal information.

“Scammers are always coming up with new ways to try to steal your identity and your money,” said Rokita. “If you receive a text message asking to verify your eligibility for unemployment benefits, I urge you to delete the message and file a report both with my office and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.”

Hoosiers should know that the Indiana Department of Workforce Development will never send a text message to verify your eligibility for unemployment benefits.

If you have received a suspicious text message or believe you may have been a victim of fraud, contact the Attorney General’s Data Privacy and ID Theft section at www.indianaconsumer.com or the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

RELATED STORIES

Indiana Will End Federal Pandemic Unemployment Benefits

 

More from Local News

Events

Ripley Co. Community Foundation Unveils New Mural in Versailles

The mural, titled "Stargazers," was created by artist Judy Eaton.

The Force is With Students at Jedi Knight Academy

Students from Southeast Indiana recently gathered at Oldenburg Academy for the three-day camp.

Kayla Roell Makes History with Win at Lawrenceburg Speedway

Roell won the sprint car race on Saturday night.

Harrison Stars Earn All-American Status at USA Wrestling National Championships

Raegan Briggs and Chloe Dearwester wrapped up their high school careers with great performances in Fargo.

Milan Grad Ben Riehle Wins Trojan Trot 5K

The next SIRC race happens this Saturday in Aurora.

On Air

Eagle Country 99.3 playing
Rodney Atkins - These Are My People - Eagle ONLY - NO INTRO IMAGING

Fox News Fox News National Newscast 11:01
Dierks Bentley Living 10:57
Pam Tillis Don't Tell Me What to Do 10:53
Cole Swindell She Had Me at 'Heads Carolina' 10:47