The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles says online criminals are targeting Texas drivers with messages that look like they’re coming from the state agency.
Here’s what to look for and what to do if you get one of these messages.
TxDMV: Scam Texts, Emails Have Surged
“There’s always cybercriminals trying to fish for information out there, but we had not seen this many,” said Gus Bernal, a supervisor with the Consumer Relations Division at the TxDMV.
The DMV said the recent spate of phishing emails and texts are sent by cybercriminals trying to steal personal information or download harmful files to your computer.
Criminals included key details to make the messages look legitimate. In one scam email, certain letters are correctly capitalized in the words “webDEALER” and “eTAG”.
The scam email address comes from email@example.com which is not legitimate.