CONSUMER ALERT: Unemployment Insurance Online Scam

CONSUMER ALERT: Unemployment Insurance Online Scam

The National Association of State Workforce Agencies has notified Rhode Island and other states that a web site, http://www.unemployment-extension.org/ is falsely announcing the renewal of unemployment insurance extended benefits and attempting to collect the personal information of claimants. The detailed web site-which is NOT affiliated with the RI Department of Labor and Training or U.S. Department of Labor-features write-ups on unemployment insurance programs and an interactive map of the states.

Unemployment Insurance claimants are advised NOT to enter personal information on this site. The only bona fide web site for filing an unemployment insurance claim in Rhode Island is the RI Department of Labor and Training web site, http://www.dlt.ri.gov. Those choosing the “file a claim” option from the bona fide departmental web site will be redirected to a separate secure site whose web address begins with “https:”.