RI Dept. of Labor warns of scam

By: Dee DeQuattro

Twitter: @Deedequattro

Email: ddequattro@abc6.com

The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training is warning Rhode Islanders about a potential job scam.

On Monday the Department of Labor and Training discovered that an unknown individual used an employer's identification information to impersonate a business. The fake employer contacted 300 people on the DLT's online career center on the EmployRI.org website requesting they setup Yahoo Instant Messenger accounts and import personal information.

DLT has contacted State Police regarding the matter.

Anyone who may have responded to these requests may have compromised the security of their personal information and their computers. The department will work to contact individuals that were contacted by the fake employer.

It is also recommending that any of the 300 contact who did download files or provide information report a possible breach of security to the three major credit reporting agencies: Equifax, Experian, and Trans Union.

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