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Kansas Department of Labor warns of text message phishing scheme

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Posted at 8:47 AM, Nov 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-13 09:47:44-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas Department of Labor is warning of a phishing scheme reaching Kansans through text message.

Kansans are receiving texts about unemployment errors or asking them to answer a questionnaire.

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The Kansas Department of Labor is warning of a fraudulent text message phishing scheme going around the state.

KDOL says no one should click on the links in the text messages and should delete the messages immediately.

They also want to remind Kansans that KDOL will never ask for a Social Security number via text message or email.

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The Kansas Department of Labor is warning of a fraudulent text message phishing scheme going around the state.

An investigation into the texts is underway.

Anyone who received one of the fraudulent messages can report it online.