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February 16, 2021 - Harrisburg, PA

L&I, Office of Attorney General Urge Pennsylvanians to Watch for Fraud

Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Acting Secretary Jennifer Berrier and Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General (OAG) Chief Deputy Attorney General Brian Zarallo urged Pennsylvanians to remain vigilant against fraud.

"With the availability of additional federal unemployment program funding, fraudsters are becoming bolder in their attempts to obtain and use Pennsylvanians' personal information to steal this money," said Berrier. "More than ever, each and every one of us must be on high alert and closely guard our personal information to stop these scammers."

Fraudsters have been stepping up their efforts to gather Pennsylvanians' personal information, including usernames, passwords, unemployment compensation Personal Identification Numbers (PINs), and Social Security numbers. The goal of these scammers is to create fraudulent unemployment program claims or log into existing claims and redirect unemployment benefits payments.