Reemployment Assistance Scams

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Reemployment Assistance Scams

During these difficult times the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) warns of an increased threat of scams for individuals applying for Reemployment Assistance and small businesses applying for loans. Be aware of false website, emails, text messages, job offers, online surveys and many other notifications and avenues used to target vulnerable Floridians.

Download the Reemployment Assistance Scam Flyer

 

REPORT SCAMS:

You can also call 1-833-FL-APPLY (1-833-352-7759) or email ReportRAScam@deo.myflorida.com. Please note, this inbox is only monitored for reports of suspected Reemployment Assistance fraud and potential scam.

Tips to Avoid Scams

  • No Fees. If you get a phone call from someone on behalf of DEO telling you that you need to pay to file for any assistance, whether for your business or you personally, do not give any information to the caller or send money.
  • False Websites. There are several websites that advertise they can provide you free money. Some of those sites offer services free of charge and others charge for the services. These websites often ask for confidential or private information such as your Social Security number, address, work history and email address. Use only the official DEO website: FloridaJobs.org.
  • Emails and Text. DEO will not ask for personal information or for you to verify your eligibility or identification by email or text message. If you receive an email or text message and you are unsure if it came from DEO, contact a representative by phone at 1-833-FL-APPLY (1-833-352-7759).

  • Job Offers. If you receive a call from someone representing themselves as an employee of DEO requesting your credit card number and personal information in order to be hired, do not provide the information. DEO will not ask you for your credit card information.

  • Online Surveys. DEO does not pay individuals to take surveys. If you receive an email requesting and promising to pay you to complete the survey, do not complete the survey. This is likely an attempt to get your personal information.

Report Fraud

Report Fraud or Identity Theft

RA Fraud Hotline

1-833-352-7759

Federal Trade Commission
1-877-438-4338

www.identitytheft.gov

Attorney General
www.myfloridalegal.com 

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