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Treasurer Warns Pa. of Text Messages from Scammers

 

November 18, 2021



Treasurer Stacy Garrity warned Pennsylvanians that scammers are using fraudulent text messages to target recipients of unemployment compensation benefits – potentially including normal unemployment compensation (UC), Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), and Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC).

One message tells recipients – inaccurately – that their “state-issued ReliaCard account has been temporarily frozen.” It encourages recipients to click on a link “to verify [their] identity and card status.”

“If you get a text message like this, do not click on the...



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