HELENA – The Montana Department of Labor and Industry is notifying Montana employers of a fraudulent email that first appeared in the eastern United States and has now been seen in Montana.
“We want to make sure Montana employers are aware of this scam, so they don’t unknowingly give information to a potential identity thief,” said Labor Commissioner Keith Kelly.
The initial email surfaced in Massachusetts purporting to be from that state’s unemployment assistance agency. It was asking for information from employers about former employees’ wage and separation information.
Reports of similar emails being sent to employers in Montana and other states have been received. The email references the Division of Unemployment Assistance and the need for former employees’ information in relation to a claim that has been filed.
The Montana agency responsible for unemployment insurance is the Montana Unemployment Insurance Division.