Area Officials Issue Warning About Unemployment Scam


PERRY COUNTY -- Officials in Perry County are warning residents about a spike in identity theft cases in recent weeks.

The Sheriff’s Office reports the scammers are reaching out to employers soliciting information on their employees by stating they have filed unemployment.

Deputies have taken several reports of this potential criminal activity. As the employee, you’re encouraged to take measures to monitor your identity and have the credit bureau monitor your information.

If you’re an employer, be mindful of your employees who are filing unemployment and confirm with them before releasing any information.