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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Warns of Fake DMV Text Message Scam

Fake text message scam shared by KYTC

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is warning everyone of a new text message scam.

Posted: Sep 3, 2021 1:35 PM
Updated: Sep 3, 2021 5:54 PM

On Friday, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) warned the public of a new scam.

KYTC says the public should look out for text messages like the one seen here, claiming to offer a "refund" from the Department of Motor Vehicles.

"A text phishing attempt was reported today, impersonating a state agency," KYTC said. "The text message IS NOT from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and recipients are warned not to click the link."

KYTC says that while it may send text messages about Driver Licensing Regional offices, it does not solicit personal information via text.

Kentuckians who have submitted any personal information to a fraudulent source are advised to visit the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General website at ag.ky.gov to follow the guidance concerning potential identity theft.

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