Wyoming Department of Transportation warms of phone text scam
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Wyoming Department of Transportation has received notification from their public affairs office, that a driver’s license phone scam had started circulating July 16th.
Text messages are being sent to cell phones regarding false final notices for license waiver validations.
Other D.O.T. offices have been experiencing the same scam for the last 6 to 8 months. Illinois, Oregon, and Pennsylvania have also been reporting similar text messages coming from the same number with a 929 area code.
If you receive this message do not open the link and notify your local D.O.T. exam station office immediately.
If you accidentally click the link, notify your local law enforcement, because your private information may have been compromised. if so you will also need a copy of the police report to get a new license number.
WYDOT authorities are concerned because the scammers are taking the hoax even further with unsuspecting Wyomingites.
“This morning we learned that after a client that had provided information, they contacted social security, they then received a scam call, from the social security administration or stating they were from the social security administration. So that information is getting out and its getting out quickly, which is very scary for our citizens,” said Misty Dobson- Driver Services Program Manager
WYDOT wants people to know they will never request your personal information via text, and if you have concerns call their offices directly or stop by your local WYOT office to address license verification in person.
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