The Maine Department of Labor warns the public that scammers are attempting to phish individuals’ personal information via social media platforms. They are creating social media pages to mimic the Maine Department of Labor’s and asking people to direct message them for unemployment help via the fake pages. The department is working with social media platforms to remove the fake pages.

Facebook users should look for the department’s “verified” blue checkmark. The Maine Department of Labor will never ask for sensitive information via social media or direct messages. The department asks the public to stay vigilant, never share personal information through social media, and to report fake pages immediately.