Posted: Mar 15, 2013 12:35 PM by MTN News
The Montana Department of Labor and Industry is warning employers of a scam targeting Montana employers.
In a press release, officials say that they have received phone calls from employers who have received a letter that claims to be from the MT Department of Labor requesting banking information and stating that "automatic withdrawals begin March 1, 2013."
Neither the U.S. Department of Labor nor the Montana Department of Labor & Industry's Unemployment Insurance Division have sent any letters out to employers asking for their banking information.
Labor Commissioner Pam Bucy said, "This is the third time in less than six months that a scam asking for information has targeted Montana businesses. What makes this even more frustrating is the scammers are posing as the Department of Labor, and employers naturally want to comply with the information request. We want to remind everyone not to give out banking information to unsolicited requests."
She said that the MT Department of Labor & Industry does not call or mail unsolicited requests for banking information, and recommends that any Montana employer receiving such a fraudulent request not reply with any information and call the Montana fraud investigator at 406-444-1709 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.