Iowans seeking unemployment benefits receive many different communications from the Iowa Workforce Development and it is easy to be confused and overwhelmed by the amount of information received, especially after a recent and often upsetting separation from employment.  A new scam is directed at these people and is seeking to obtain identifying information from claimants through emails.  The Iowa Workforce Development just learned of this scam and is trying to warn all Iowans who have filed a claim for unemployment benefits.  The IWD warns that they never contact claimants by email and any emails received that claim to be related to the unemployment claim process should be deleted.  Do not click any of the links in the email.  The scam email sender has the address "Unemployment Assist " and the emails read as follows:

Sender: "Unemployment Assist"

Subject: Verification Required: 2nd Request

This is our 2nd email is to inform you that we have received your initial request for Unemployment Assistance.

Our system indicated that you did not complete step 2, until you do, we will not be able to offer you any further assistance. You can either cancel your request, and we will delete your information, or you can go back to the registration form to continue.

To go back to the registration form, click below:

=> Click here to continue your unemployment registration

Please understand that your chances of getting denied go up the longer you wait to submit your official application.

Don't miss any of your benefit payments. Click the link below:

=> Click here for the unemployment registration form

Support Team

Employment Advisory Department

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