The Maine Department of Labor is warning the public of scammer’s attempts to phish individual’s personal information via text message, while posing as the Department.

The messages will usually include links claiming to lead to information about unemployment benefits, which do not end in ‘.gov.’

The Department is asking the public to stay vigilant. They do not conduct business via text, and will never ask for sensitive information via social media or text message.

If you receive a text message about unemployment benefits, or from someone claiming to be the Department of Labor or Bureau of Unemployment Compensation, it is a scam and should be ignored.

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