WorkForce West Virginia warns of texting scam

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — WorkForce West Virginia is warning West Virginians about a fraudulent texting scam associated with the Job Jumpstart Program.

According to officials, people have received messages asking them to click a link to receive funds. WorkForce West Virginia said it does not send text messages to Job Jumpstart applicants or claimants.

People should not visit the listed website.

“Text messages like this are fraudulent and should not be responded to or clicked on,” officials stated.

Commissioner Scott Adkins said WorkForce West Virginia is working with authorities on addressing the scheme.

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