July 27, 2021
Scam/Fraud

Beware of text message phishing scam, New York State officials say

New Yorkers should be on the lookout for a text message phishing scheme used to update personal information from a current driver’s license, state officials said Monday.

The texts reference “the Secretary of State NY Drivers License Facility and tells recipients they are required to update their data for their current NY Drivers License,” said officials with the state Consumer Protection Division.

The phishing texts are designed to steal personal data or sensitive information to commit identity theft or trick recipients into installing a computer or a mobile device with malicious software, the state Division of Consumer Protection and the Department of Motor Vehicles said in news release.

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