Scam sites prey on unemployed

The State of Michigan is warning unemployed workers to avoid using non-official State of Michigan Web sites that solicit fees or personal information in order to apply for unemployment benefits.
Recently, residents have reported receiving solicitations by e-mail where they are asked to provide personal and financial information or are charged fees to file unemployment claims.
The Unemployment iAgency urges claimants to file unemployment insurance claims using only the official State of Michigan website at www.michigan.gov/uia.
When filing a claim for unemployment benefits, individuals must be sure they are on the actual State of Michigan Web site. If a website requests credit card information or attempts to register you for a kit for state or federal unemployment benefits or work search services, know that this did not originate from Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency.

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