The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development warns unemployment filers about an email scam that continues to impact state residents. Officials say the historic increase in unemployment claims due to the COVID pandemic has led to targeted fraudulent activity.
The email that is circulating pinpoints individuals, trying to convince them there is an issue with their jobless claim. The email utilizes what appears to be an authentic, but generic email address and has the subject line “Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Notification.” It warns recipients that their online access to their account has been restricted because of suspicious activity. It then prompts you to click a link to submit personal information to remedy the issue. If you receive such an email, do not respond, instead contact your local law enforcement agency.