Don't Be A Victim

On occasion the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) receives notification of potential scams aimed at Reemployment Assistance claimants and their current or former employers.

In an effort to protect claimants and employers and their personal information, this page contains alerts for known scams related to collecting Reemployment Assistance benefits.

Please be aware of potential fraud and report any and all unemployment fraud. DEO will never ask you to pay for any services we provide. Please see examples below of examples of common scams used by scammers to target claimants. Please click here to download a flyer to help you avoid Reemployment Assistance scams.

No Fee:

There is never any fee to apply for Reemployment Assistance benefits. If you get a phone call from someone representing themselves as a representative of Florida's Reemployment Assistance Program stating that you need to pay to file a claim for benefits - DO NOT give any information to the caller or send money.

False Websites:

There are several websites that advertise they can assist claimants in filing for a claim for Reemployment Assistance benefits. Some of those sites offer services free of charge and others charge for the services. Websites often ask for confidential or private information such as your Social Security number, address, work history and email address. Use only the official Florida Reemployment Assistance websites:

Emails and Text Messages:

We WILL NOT ask for personal information or for you to verify your eligibility for Reemployment Assistance benefits by text message. If you receive a text message and you are unsure if it is from Florida Reemployment Assistance, please contact a claims representative by phone at
1-833-FL-APPLY (1-833-352-7759).

Job Offers:

If you receive a call from someone representing themselves as an employee of Florida Reemployment Assistance offering employment but requesting your credit card number and personal information in order to be hired, do not provide them with any information. Florida Reemployment Assistance will NOT ask you for your credit card information.

Online Surveys:

The Florida Reemployment Assistance program does not pay claimants to take surveys. If you receive an email promising to pay you to complete the survey,  DO NOT complete the survey. This is likely an individual representing themselves as a Florida Reemployment Assistance employee  attempting to get your personal information.

Reporting  Scams:

If you are aware of any fraudulently activity toward claimants receiving benefits, you should immediately contact the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Please email ReportRAScam@deo.myflorida.com to submit your complaint.

*Please note, this email inbox will only be monitored for scam and fraudulent activities against Floridians that have applied for Reemployment Assistance. Claim specific questions will not be answered from this account. Please contact 1-833-FL-APPLY (1-833-352-7759) if you need assistance with your Reemployment Assistance claim.

If you feel there has been fraudulent activity specifically relating to your CONNECT account, please click here. DEO needs your help preventing Reemployment Assistance fraud and abuse. Your assistance directly strengthens DEO efforts to ensure tax dollars are spent wisely and Reemployment Assistance benefits only go to eligible claimants.

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