Some fraudsters are posing as NYS DOL through email, text, and social media to prey on New Yorkers who need help.Read these tips and share widely to help New Yorkers avoid being scammed:
EMAIL: Look at the email address from all emails you receive. If an email appears fraudulent, it might be – look out for typos, suspicious URLs or email addresses, and unusual messaging.
TEXT MESSAGES: Texts from NYS DOL will only come from the number 468-311 OR via DocuSign. DOL representatives will never reach out directly through a text message. If someone claims to be a DOL representative over text, please block that number and alert the DOL.
SOCIAL MEDIA: Double-check all accounts before interacting with them, and NEVER give your SSN over social media. See below for all of our verified social media accounts.
Block and report any other accounts that follow or interact with you and purport to be NYS DOL.Facebook: facebook.com/nyslaborTwitter: twitter.com/nyslaborInstagram: instagram.com/nyslaborLinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/nyslaborYouTube: youtube.com/nyslabor REPORT: To report fraudulent activity or unemployment identity theft, visit on.ny.gov/uifraud.