LANSING — Smishing. Spoofing. Phishing. Spamming. A rise in scams has prompted Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel to issue two consumer alerts recently.
The first alert warns about a scam where someone impersonating the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) targets claimants via text with a fraudulent announcement that UIA is making changes to security features. A similar scam has been targeting people through email.