The Kansas Department of Labor says a fraudulent texting phishing attempt is being sent on mobile devices, attempting to file bogus unemployment benefits.
These texts are not from the KDOL – although they may look authentic.
If you receive one of these texts, please do not click on any links, and delete it immediately.
If a person has clicked on a link, then a claimant should log into her or his GetKansasBenefits.gov portal from a secure device and double check that login and bank account information has not been changed.
As a precaution, claimants should also change their password.
If you suspect your account has been victimized, you should report it to KDOL through the web portal, or by calling the KDOL contact center.
As a reminder, KDOL will never ask for your full Social Security Number over text message or e-mail.
If you or somebody you know has been the victim of Identity Theft, report it at www.ReportFraud.ks.gov.