SCAM ALERT: Cybersecurity Bulletin – Fraudulent Text Messages (SMiShing) (09/02/2021 4:10PM)

 

Good afternoon,

Some Texans have received text messages claiming to come from the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV). These messages are not from TxDMV. They are sent by cybercriminals attempting to gain access to your private information. Do not click any links provided in a suspicious text message.

We cannot stress enough that TxDMV will never reach out directly via text requesting any personal information.


Examples of suspicious text messages:

                          Smishing Examples 09/02/21                     

If you receive a suspicious text message:

  • Do not click on any links.
  • Do not reply.
  • Block the sender on your phone.
  • Report the text message to your cell carrier.
  • Report it on the messaging app you use. Look for the option to report junk or spam. 
  • Copy the message and forward it to 7726 (SPAM). 
  • Report it to the Federal Trade Commission at ftc.gov
  • If the text involves TxDMV, please report the fraudulent text message to
    Report-eFraud@txdmv.gov.
  • Delete the text message once it has been reported.

If a message appearing to come from TxDMV seems out of the ordinary or too good to be true, please use good judgment.

Please write to Report-eFraud@txdmv.gov with any questions or concerns about text messages claiming to be sent by TxDMV.

Thank you,

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles
IT Department

 

Source: Dealers and Manufacturers
SCAM ALERT: Cybersecurity Bulletin – Fraudulent Text Messages (SMiShing) (09/02/2021 4:10PM)

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