Vermonters have reported receiving an email or text message claiming to be from the Vermont Department of Labor, promising to pay “COVID-19 Benefits and Compensation” to eligible workers. A large sum of money is promised to be paid pending ID Verification.
This is a phishing scam that attempts to steal your personal information and your money.
If you receive one of these notices, do not click on any links or attachments. Do not respond and do not send money. Move this and all scam emails to your junk folder. Block text messages from this number.
Call us at 800-649-2424 if you have responded to this scam or if you need help determining if you have been a victim of a scam.
Learn more about the scam and report it to the Vermont Department of Labor: https://labor.vermont.gov/news/ui-fraud-alert-active-phishing-attempt
We need your help! You can stop these scams from hurting your community by sharing this information with people you know.