On a nationwide level, imposters are filing claims for unemployment benefits using personally identifiable information (PII) stolen from unsuspecting individuals.
Members who believe their personal information was compromised should contact
- The District Personnel Office
- The FFT Office
- The NYS Department of Labor (888)-598-2077 or labor.ny.gov
- The Federal Trade Commission (IdentityTheft.gov)
They should also contact:
NYSTRS at (800)-348-7298, Ext.6250 to discuss options for adding a theft of ID flag to their pension system. Victims should also change passwords and regularly monitor their credit reports.
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