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WorkForce West Virginia Warns of Jobless Tax Scam


 WorkForce West Virginia is alerting employers about a potential scam where people claim to represent the agency and ask for financial information.

Officials say that someone posing as a WorkForce employee emailed an employer this week asking for canceled checks for unemployment tax contributions.

The Charleston Gazette reports that the email was sent from a personal email address and did not come from a WorkForce West Virginia employee.

The agency notes that its electronic correspondence is sent only from wv.gov addresses.

Any employer who receives a suspicious email is asked to call WorkForce West Virginia at 800-252-5627 or email uctaxunit@wv.gov.

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