Ohio JFS warns against ID theft scams

COLUMBUS, OH (FOX19) - The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) is warning Ohioans about two identity theft scams targeting unemployment compensation claimants.

In one scam, a telephone caller indicates that a job is available but says the individual must provide a credit card number and other personal information in order to be hired.

In another scam, a telephone caller provides general information about unemployment compensation and then asks for the individual's Social Security number and other personal information.

ODJFS will never request credit card information or a claimant's personal identification number, and ODJFS representatives always identify themselves by name, title and the purpose of the call. Ohioans should never provide this information to unsolicited or unknown telephone callers.

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