LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — Nevada's department overseeing unemployment is warning people about a phishing email scam targeting claimants.
The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation says an email is going around with the subject line "Important Notice (Urgent Response Required)."
The email is a phishing scam targeting employers, according to DETR, with the goal of collecting information to commit fraud.
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Scam emails come from the address "firstname.lastname@example.org," which is not an official DETR email address, according to the department.
Anyone who gets an email from that address should delete it and not respond.
DETR provided a sample of what the phishing emails look like:
The Nevada Department of Employment and Rehabilitation (DETR) is sending you this notice as a security measure regarding the recent system upgrade, and we experienced a minor problem with mailing addresses.
Individuals who applied and filled for benefits during the month had been approved but our mailing system had addresses mixed up hence having the benefits sent to different and wrong addresses.
Your address was one of the mailing addresses, so we urge you to NOT destroy any mail you receive from the Nevada Department of Employment and Rehabilitation (DETR).
Send a reply to acknowledge and affirm you have received this important notice for further instructions.
Unemployment Insurance (UI)
DETR, State of Nevada, U.S.A