COLUMBUS—State Senator Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) today warned Ohioans of fake websites, texts and emails designed to steal personal and banking information. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) has identified several fraudulent websites mirroring the agency's official webpage. The fraudulent addresses are: unemployment-ohio-gov.com and ohio-gov.cn.
"Ohio continues to battle unemployment fraud and scams looking to take benefits away from Ohioans who desperately need assistance," Reineke said. "I want to caution all Ohioans to be vigilant against these scams. Ignore all unidentified texts or emails and never click on suspicious hyperlinks in these messages."
To avoid potential fraud Ohioans should:
If individuals notice a change in their account information, they should: