A pair of identity scams are targeting individuals who are in the process of making unemployment claims.
The Ohio Department of Job and Family services says a scam artist makes a call and indicates that a job is available - but in order to get hired, the individual must first provide a credit card number and other personal information .
In another scam, individuals get a call from someone provide information about unemployment compensation and then asks for the individual's social security number.
Officials with the department say they will never request credit card information or other personal information over the phone and a representative will always identify themselves by name, title and the purpose of the call.
Ohioans with questions about their unemployment compensation can visit http://unemployment.ohio.gov or call 877-OHIO-JOB.