BBB Warns of Indiana Department of Workforce Development Texting Scam – NBC Chicago


The Better Business Bureau is alerting residents about a new text message scam in which scammers pose as the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

In the latest scam, a text claiming to be from the Department says a $3,800 payment is available for returning to work, as part of a program called “Back2Work.” The message then states that funds will be direct deposited once the user clicks on the provided link, according to a news release from the Better Business Bureau of Northern Indiana.

Texts may come from an out-of-state area code, but contain a link making them appear to be from the state of Indiana.

The link may contain malware, which could obtain sensitive information on your phone and result in possible identity theft.

Indiana’s Department of Workforce Development has said it won’t ask to verify employment via text, rather users will be asked to visit the state’s portal.

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