ADOT says text message about driver’s license update is a scam
PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Transportation said a text message circulating that claims residents need to update their driver’s license and provide personal information is a scam.
“People should not be opening this link. They should delete it. They should not even look at it,” Doug Nick, a spokesman for ADOT, told KTAR News 92.3 FM on Wednesday.
Nick said ADOT started receiving a “pretty significant” amount of calls Wednesday morning regarding the scam.
DO NOT OPEN! A text message has been sent from a scammer to many Arizonans claiming they need to update their driver license. This is not from MVD. DO NOT OPEN! pic.twitter.com/uEbyMESV4O
— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) January 27, 2021
The department has been blasting out warnings on social media in hopes the phishing operation will affect as few people as possible.
Most driver’s licenses in Arizona don’t expire until residents turn 65 years old, so Nick said a quick check of your license will also prove the message to be untrue.
ADOT said it is working with the Arizona Department of Administration and law enforcement to identify the source of the scam.
KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Luke Forstner contributed to this report.