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Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department

Employers Warned About Phishing Scheme

11/21/12 11:25 a.m.

Attention Employers:

The Employment Development Department (EDD) learned recently of e-mail phishing scams targeting employers in other states. These e-mails are asking for employee information and referencing unemployment claims. The EDD will never send an unencrypted e-mail communication to employers requesting sensitive information about employees such as social security numbers.  If you receive such an e-mail do not respond.  There may be instances where EDD staff have a need to exchange information using encrypted * e-mail, in which case instructions will be provided to the employer prior to its use.  Access EDD’s Contact Us if you have questions.

* Encryption is the process that transforms information using software to make it unreadable to anyone except the intended recipient.