NMDWS officials warn of fraudulent text messages

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions officials are warning of a fake text messaging scam.

Officials say to not click on any link asking for your identity if you receive a text message asking for your identity with a clickable link.

"Over the last few weeks we’ve seen an uptick in fraudsters trying to trick unemployment claimants," Acting NMDWS Secretary Ricky Serna said.

NMDWS will never send you a link via text message. The department only sends text messages if you mark it as your preferred method of communication.

Supplemental unemployment benefits end September 4.