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Readers Respond: Unemployment Scam Reports

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From the article: Unemployment Website Scams
There are a variety of unemployment scams, most of which try to collect your personal information via a website, email or phone. Read about scams shared by About.com site visitors and add scams to the list.

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Call Us and Get Scammed

I got a scam email like that, too. Told me they received my application and I qualified to take an assessment test before I get a position. They even gave me a phone number to call. It's 214-232-0615, but what's funny is that when I looked up the phone number online, I found this site http://www.callercenter.com/214-232-0615.html/3?s=oc where several complaints were made about the calls.

Fake Press Release

I saw this on the RI website where a site issued a fake press release saying unemployment was extended and then got people to give personal info. http://www.dlt.ri.gov/News_Releases/NR_122111.htm
—Guest Ben Hanney

File for Unemployment Website Scams

I got caught by this one. I filled out a form thinking that the site would help me file for an extension of my unemployment and gave out my personal information. I didn't realize it was a scam until too late.
—Guest Jenna B.

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