On a nationwide level, imposters are filing claims for unemployment benefits using personally identifiable information (PII) stolen from unsuspecting individuals.
Members who believe their personal information was compromised should contact NYSTRS at (800) 348-7298, Ext. 6250 to discuss options for adding a theft of ID flag to their System account. They should also contact the following:
Victims should also change passwords and regularly monitor their credit reports.
While NYSTRS has multiple security measures in place to help protect data, members must be vigilant in safeguarding personal and financial information, including Social Security number, NYSTRS EmplID, credit card numbers, and bank account numbers. Ensuring computers and other personal devices are protected by security software is an important step to take.