Email phishing scam seeks former employee information

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry is warning employers in the state of a emailed phishing scam that is after former employees’ information.

Labor Commissioner Pam Bucy said in a written statement that this is the second time in a few months this sort of scam has been observed in Montana.

Bucy said the labor department’s Unemployment Insurance Division makes requests for confidential employee information by phone, U.S. mail, fax or their ePass system — not by email.

The only information exchanged via email would be non-confidential information, and they will include the labor department employee’s name, position and phone number, and the email address will end in “mt.gov.”

Employers with questions about the scam can call 444-1709 or email .

By Michael Becker

Michael Becker is the Web Editor of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. He has been a blogger and professional journalist since 2005, covering subjects ranging from nonprofits and crime to engineering and technology.