BBB warns of unemployment scam

LIMA — The Better Business Bureau in Lima is warning of an unemployment scam.

If you received a 1099-G unemployment form but did not apply for benefits, this indicates you could be a victim of identity theft. Report the fraud to Job & Family Services at

The BBB also recommends checking your credit report at and placing a one-year fraud alert on your credit report. Call one of these agencies to place the alert: TransUnion, 800-680-7289; Experian, 888-397-3742; or Equifax, 800-525-6285.

You can also report this to:; and the Federal Trade Commission at

Consumers who received the 1099-G and have questions should contact the BBB at 419-223-7010.

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