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OESC Warns Out-Of-Work Employees of Fake Unemployment Compensation Websites

Posted at 12:13 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 13:13:08-04

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission is warning out-of-work employees to file a wage claim with only Oklahoma's official site.

Officials say, “Individuals laid off due to COVID-19 closures are being asked for both payment and processing information when filing a claim on fraudulent unemployment compensation sites,” said OESC Executive Director Robin Roberson. “The only secure way to file for benefits in Oklahoma is through the official OESC website.”

Officials say if a telemarketer or website claims they are able to help you file for unemployment for a fee, asking for a bank account or credit card number, to report the site or phone number to the Consumer Protection Division of the Office of Attorney General.

“We understand there are many fraudulent sites out there seeking to take advantage of people out of work through no fault of their own,” Roberson said. “We received a record number of first-time claims last week and they’re being processed at no charge to the claimant.”

To file for unemployment claims securely through the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, click here.

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