RIDOT warns of text, online license scam


The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is alerting Rhode Islanders of a phishing scam using text messages that fraudulently ask people to click on a link to validate information for a license waiver. This is not legitimate correspondence from RIDOT, and those receiving these messages are advised to delete them immediately. Do not click any links or provide any personal information. Any emails soliciting similar information should be deleted.

RIDOT reminds all Rhode Islanders to exercise caution when providing personal information online. Take the following measures to protect yourself:

l Never share sensitive information, such as your social security number or banking information, via text messages, email or social media.

l If you receive an email that seems to…

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