Step Five: Keep notes so you have a paper trail you can reference
"There are so many fraudulent scams going on right now. It is really unfortunate. We’ve seen a lot of victims," said O'Keefe.
O'Keefe added that they have even seen a fraudulent website attempting to pose as the state Employment Security Department's website, so you need to double-check the URL.
Snoqualmie Valley School District does not know who targeted them, but they make it clear that it is another headache during this hard time.
"We have staff working really hard to support our students from home, and then to have to add this on top of it seems like insult to injury," Porter said.
SVSD Staff: If our district receives an unemployment claim for you, Dr. Beth Porter will email you directly about the claim to verify if it is authentic or fraudulent. If you do not respond to her email within a day, an HR staff member will call you to follow up.