The Idaho Transportation Department issued a warning Tuesday after a text message phishing scam stating the Idaho Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is providing refund payments is circulating. ITD says this is happening in other states, not just in Idaho.
“The DMV does not communicate via text messaging,” said DMV Administrator Alberto Gonzalez. "Delete this message to protect your personal information should you receive it.”
SCAM ALERT!!— ITD (@IdahoITD) September 7, 2021
If you receive a text claiming to be from the Idaho DMV saying you will receive a payment refund, DO NOT open it! It is a scam and did not originate from the Idaho DMV. pic.twitter.com/SMwTukhWW9
If you received a text and submitted personal information, click here for information on how to protect your identity and file an identity theft claim.