July 27, 2021
Scam/Fraud

Scammers Are Impersonating Nearly Every Illinois State Department In Phishing Schemes, And People Are Falling For It – CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — You may be getting weird, irritating fake text messages on your phone – and whatever you do, don’t click on them.

CBS 2’s Tara Molina did some digging and found nearly every state agency in Illinois has scammers impersonating them – using texts, emails, and even phone calls.

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The Illinois Secretary of State, Department of Labor, Department of Employment Security, and Department of Transportation – we’ve tracked the scams that all of those state departments are dealing with right now.

Lines were long Thursday at a Secretary of State’s office in Bridgeview as people headed back out to renew their licenses or get new IDs post-pandemic.

Some scammers are taking advantage of just such lines and delays with text messages that might read, “Illinois Department of Transportation Driver License Waiver Validation….

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