Alert: Unemployment Insurance Scams

May 29, 2020

The United States Secret Service has received reporting of a well-organized Nigerian fraud ring exploiting the COVID-19 crisis to commit large-scale fraud against state unemployment insurance programs.

To learn more about red flags for unemployment insurance scams, and alerts for known scams, visit the Mass.gov website.

For questions or assistance, contact the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation by the Consumer Hotline at 888.283.3757 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

If you believe you have been a victim of unemployment insurance fraud, you may visit this page for information on how to report it and how to protect yourself.