The text message will claim to be from the Department of Workforce Development and have a link to a fraudulent site.

INDIANAPOLIS — The FBI is warning about an unemployment texting scam that is targeting Hoosiers’ personal information. 

The text message will claim to be from the Department of Workforce Development about unemployment benefits.

It will have a link it will want you to click, but that could allow scammers to get into your personal data.

“The Department of Workforce Development will never send a text message to verify eligibility for unemployment benefits or to report issues with receiving benefits. Unsolicited text messages and emails containing links can be an attempt to obtain personally identifiable information,” said FBI Indianapolis Financial Complex Crimes Supervisory Special Agent Spencer Brooks. “Unless the message is from a known and verified source, you should never click on links in text messages or emails.”

The FBI said that more than $120,000 in legitimate unemployment benefits have been hijacked from Hoosiers through text and email scams.

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