Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training

 

Department of Labor and Training informs Unemployment and Temporary Disability Customers about Distribution of Bogus Text Messages

October 7, 2009

 

The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training warns its unemployment insurance and temporary disability insurance customers to be on the alert for bogus text messages claiming that the department has canceled their benefit payment cards. The department has received several complaints today about Rhode Islanders receiving these text messages. The Department of Labor and Training is not the originator of these messages nor has it authorized these messages; moreover, as current policy, it does not communicate to its customers in a text messaging format. Department representatives advise any customers receiving these texts NOT to respond to them and, more importantly, NOT to give out any personal information.


About the RI Department of Labor and Training

The RI Department of Labor and Training offers employment services, educational services and economic opportunity to both individuals and employers. DLT protects Rhode Islandís workforce by enforcing labor laws, prevailing wage rates and workplace health and safety standards. The department also provides temporary income support to unemployed and temporarily disabled workers. For more information on the programs and services available to all Rhode Islanders, please call the RI Department of Labor and Training at (401) 462-8000 or visit the web site at www.dlt.ri.gov. 


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