New scam targeting unemployed Texans.

POSTED: Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 9:04am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:34am

A new scam is targeting the unemployed in the state.

The Texas Work Force Commission reports some people have reported receiving text messages from someone claiming to be from the Work Force asking personal information to reactivate benefits. TWC officials say they do not contact claimants through text messages and do not ask for personal information.

Anyone who receives a suspicious text message or call should contact the TWC Fraud and Program Abuse hot line at 1.800.252.3642.

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