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Utah DPS warns of new texting scam

UTAH — The Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS) is warning Utahns of a new phishing scam circulating via text.

Pretending to be the Utah DPS, the scammers send a text with a link asking you to verify your driver’s license information.

The link will take you to a website that looks similar to the Utah DPS website that asks you for personal information, as well as the make, model, and license plate number of your car. 

If you receive one of these messages, the Utah DPS has recommended that you do not click the link. Instead, report the message to your provider as a scam, block the sender’s number, and delete the message. 

“I would just say if they ever receive something that doesn’t come from a Utah.gov web address or email address, to think of it as spam,” said Hillary Koellner, director of public affairs for the Utah DPS.

For questions regarding your driver’s license or information on renewal, visit https://dld.utah.gov/.

The Utah DPS has warned of a new scam circulating statewide via text. Photo: Utah Department of Public Safety
The Utah DPS has warned of a new scam circulating statewide via text. Photo: Utah Department of Public Safety

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