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State warning about unemployment scam websites

Published On: Oct 08 2013 03:21:24 PM HST
Updated On: Oct 08 2013 03:21:50 PM HST
outside the State Department Of Labor

HONOLULU -

The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations issued a warning Tuesday to consumers to be on the alert for unauthorized websites that appear to be trying to obtain personal information from unemployed persons seeking unemployment benefits.

The websites contain the State of Hawaii seal and are targeting unemployed workers seeking to file for unemployment benefits via the internet across the State.

Individuals are asked to provide personal information such as their social security number and birth dates. The websites appear to look like phishing websites and the only legitimate website address for filing unemployment claims in Hawaii is at the following address: https://uiclaims.hawaii.gov.


To date, the following illegitimate websites have come to the attention of the DLIR:
http://www.unemployment-extension.org/hilo-hawaii-unemployment.html
http://www.unemployment-extension.org/kailua-kona-hawaii-unemployment.html
http://www.unemployment-extension.org/honolulu-hawaii-unemployment.html
http://www.unemployment-extension.org/waipahu-hawaii-unemployment.html
http://www.unemployment-extension.org/lihue-hawaii-unemployment.html
http://www.unemployment-extension.org/wailuku-hawaii-unemployment.html
http://www.unemployment-extension.org/kaunakakai-hawaii-unemployment.html

The state reminds individuals to be observant and mindful of websites requesting personal information. If individuals come across websites that are suspicious, please call (808) 586-8844.

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