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.
- 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.