WisDOT Warns Consumers of Rise in SMS Phishing Attempts

WisDOT Warns Consumers of Rise in SMS Phishing Attempts

MADISON (WKOW) – The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) wants you to be aware of a scam attempt they are seeing more recently.

WisDOT said in a Facebook post that it is seeing an increase in SMS phishing attempts. Scammers impersonate the Wisconsin DMV to get you to click on a link and reveal sensitive information.

In one example of these phishing attempts, the text states that a fee refund is due to the customer and asks the person who received the text to verify the details via a link.

WisDOT offers a few reminders on how you can avoid falling victim to a phishing scam:

  • Don’t click on links from sources you don’t know
  • Start at wisconsindmv.gov. Be aware that all links to official Wisconsin websites end in .gov.
  • If you are contacted by text, email, or phone, why is someone you don’t know, reply to the text, interact with the caller, or click on links.
  • Sign up for account activity alerts and renewal reminders by subscribing to DMV’s eNotify.

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