WYDOT warns against scam texts

The Wyoming Department of Transportation has been alerted to a potential
phishing scam...
The Wyoming Department of Transportation has been alerted to a potential phishing scam involving driver’s licenses.(Layla Martinez)
Published: Nov. 10, 2022 at 5:17 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Transportation has been alerted to a potential phishing scam involving driver’s licenses.

Scammers are sending text messages that claim they are from the “Department of Homeland Security” and demand driver license validation using a suspicious link. The text even warns that “failure to validate will lead to the suspension of your license.”

This is a phishing scam aimed at manipulating people into revealing personal information. WYDOT is not and will not send text messages of this nature and does not seek personal information in this manner. If you receive a text message like this one, avoid opening the link and giving personal information.

If you have questions or concerns about your driver’s license, reach out to your local Driver Services office directly for accurate information. WYDOT’s only Driver Services website is http://www.dot.state.wy.us/driverservices -30- For information about this news release, contact WYDOT senior public information specialist Jordan Achs at 307-777-4013 or jordan.achs@wyo.gov.

For the latest road conditions, visit www.wyoroad.info, call 5-1-1, or download the Wyoming 511 app.

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