• scam July 31, 2021 2:33 pm

    Maine Department of Labor Warns of Text Message Scam

    The Maine Department of Labor has warned residents of a new phishing scam in which a scammer is sending text messages while posing as the department. The labor department said the scammer is attempting to pry victims’ personal information via the text messages. The messages typically include links that claim to lead to information about unemployment benefits on unofficial websites….

  • unemployment scam May 28, 2020 5:32 pm

    Unemployment Scam Hits the Bay State

    Massachusetts officials are warning residents about a nationwide unemployment scam where people are applying for benefits under someone else’s name.

  • unemployment scam May 28, 2020 5:58 pm

    Nationwide Unemployment Scam Targets Mass. Claimants

    A growing number of people across Massachusetts have been approved for unemployment benefits, even though they never applied for them due to a nationwide scam. Erik Liddell got a letter last week saying his unemployment claim had been approved.  “I received a notice of monetary determination, basically saying I filed a claim on May 19,” Liddell said. “The problem being,…

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