CT Sees Uptick in Fraudulent Benefit Claims: How to Protect Against It

Posted on September 14, 2022

HARTFORD – In response to a reported uptick in fraudulent claims benefits that have been processed through the Department of Labor (DOL), Rep. Scott is increasing awareness to this threat and providing resources so you can protect yourself, or your business, against criminals looking to steal your personal information.

Reducing Fraudulent DOL Benefit Claims

The uptick in fraudulent benefit claims is alarming. According to reports, businesses have notified the Connecticut Business Industry Association about fraudulent claims. The DOL is also warning people to watch out for phishing scams through e-mail, social media, and text.

Here are some suggestions from the DOL:

  • Use different passwords for your social media, banking, email, and other accounts
  • Change your passwords regularly
  • Check credit card fraud protection services. Many of them will monitor the ‘dark web’ as part of standard identity theft protection
  • Trust your instincts. If something seems wrong, take a deeper dive to keep your personal information protected.

For additional information on how to reduce fraud, you can click here.

If you feel that you have been a victim of fraud and would like to report it to the Department of Labor, click here.