NHES continues to receive information regarding a number of nationwide online scams targeting individuals seeking to file unemployment insurance claims. These sites request personal information and charge a fee to help customers complete their Unemployment Insurance claims, typically implying that they are directly connected with a state’s official website.
The State of New Hampshire processes unemployment claims for free, so customers should be extremely wary of any site that charges a fee for this service.
New Hampshire Employment Security will also never ask for your credit card information. If asked to supply your credit card information or if you should receive a pop-up message seeking your credit card information while on the agency’s website you should not provide any information and immediately close down the application you are using. You should then contact an appropriate IT professional to review the security of the computer system you are using and seek help specifically dealing with malware/virus repair.
If you are unable to file your claim for benefits because of this or a similar problem, please remember each NHES local office maintains a resource center equipped with computers for filing your claim. Local Office Locations.
|New Hampshire Employment Security has been alerted to suspicious activity affecting job seekers in the Job Match System. Fictitious employers have been contacting job seekers and scheduling fake interviews on various social media platforms such as Google Hangout, Google Talk and YahooMessaging. We recommend treating all such requests directing a job seeker to a social media platform as a scam. If you receive such a request we recommend not responding until you have independently verified the employer. Please contact the department at (603) 228-4083 to report any suspicious activity and/or to ask any questions regarding this or any other issue. We are constantly monitoring the Job Match System to prevent this type of activity. However, we remind all users to stay on alert for fraudulent activity, to exercise common sense, and to safeguard all personally identifiable information.|