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 www.unemploymenthelp.ohio.gov.

The BBB also recommends checking your credit report at www.annualcreditreport.com 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: www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov/identitytheft; and the Federal Trade Commission at www.identitytheft.gov.

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

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