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Workforce WV warns of text scam


West Virginians should be on the look out against a bogus texting scam targeting applicants and claimants of the Job Jumpstart Program.


According to officials with Workforce West Virginia, people have received deceptive messages encouraging recipients to click a link in exchange for an amount of money. WorkForce West Virginia said it does not send text messages concerning the Job Jumpstart program.


People are advised not to visit the listed website. The messages are fraudulent and lead people to sites intended to gain one’s personal information.


WorkForce West Virginia Commissioner Scott Adkins told Metro News the agency is working with authorities on addressing the scheme.

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