Fraudulent unemployment compensation claims reported in Fayette County

Authorities warn of scam alert

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department says they have received several complaints regarding fraudulent unemployment compensation claims being filed with Workforce WV.

Persons are being alerted to these fraudulent claims by either receiving a debit card in the mail or their employers receiving a verification form and requesting payroll information.

If you believe you have been a victim of a fraudulent unemployment claim, you can contact Workforce WV at reportunemployment@wv.gov or by phone at (681)313-2711.

Also, if you have been a victim, it is suggested that you report this to the major credit bureaus, and monitor your credit.

Please safeguard your personal information, as it only takes your name, social security number, and birthdate to file a request for unemployment compensation.

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