AUGUSTA — The Maine Labor Department is warning people about a telephone scam in which the caller offers help finding a job.

The department says the caller tries to get personal information from individuals by posing as an employee of the department. People who get calls should not give personal information.

The scam was reported by a woman who has been employed as a nurse at the same facility for 13 years and is not looking for work.

Labor Commissioner Jeanne Paquette says the department does not call people unless they are already engaged with one of its programs, and state workers always identify themselves with their name, title and purpose of the call.

Individuals who think they might have been targeted should contact police and the Department of Labor at 207-623-7900.

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