Unemployment Scams

The presence of unemployment-related scams has grown in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Current unemployment scams include both fraudulent claims and unemployment-related phishing attempts. As many employers are currently dealing with the reality of a high amount of unemployment claims, organizations can take steps to prepare for fraudulent activity and to accurately identify legitimate requests.

Steps include:

  • Educate employees on how to identify phishing attempts
  • Train appropriate teams on how to identify unemployment claim scams
  • Review cybersecurity best practices
  • Communicate effectively with employees

Refer to the attached HR Insights article for details on types of scams and how to prevent and identify them.

Unemployment Scams