If you receive an e-mail that claims to be from the NY Division of Unemployment Assistance, "@detma.org", do not reply to the message and do not click on the link in the message. This is an identity theft scam. The Rhode Island Unemployment Insurance Division does not request information on behalf of other states, nor do we request confidential information in this manner. The New York State Department of Labor did not send the email.
Here’s how you can differentiate between a legitimate DLT email versus a bogus email.
DLT’s E-Response email system does not include any attachments.
If you are a Rhode Island employer but you have not laid off any employees recently, you should not get an email from DLT. If you’re concerned you may be missing an important message from DLT, please log in to your UI SIDES E-Response account directly.
Employers in neighboring states have reported this scam to trick them to either open a document, click on a link or reply to the email purportedly sent from the Massachusetts Division of Unemployment Assistance. The email looks similar to a legitimate Massachusetts e-mail requesting employers to complete separation information for a former employee. Please be vigilant - if the email looks like the image below, DO NOT OPEN OR RESPOND TO IT.
THIS MESSAGE IS AN EMAIL SCAM
If you believe your identity has been compromised, please contact local law enforcement and take steps to protect your identity and that of your employees.