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June 17, 2021 5:12 PM

TxDMV Cyber Alert for Suspicious Email and Text Messages

Cyber alert: Watch out for suspicious email and text messages
(AUSTIN, Texas – June 17, 2021) Some Texans have received emails and texts claiming to come from the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV). These messages are not from TxDMV. They are sent by cybercriminals attempting to gain access to your private information.

If you receive a suspicious text message:
• Do not click on any links.
• Do not reply.
• Block the sender on your phone.
• Delete the text message.
• Report the text message to your cell carrier.
If you receive a suspicious email:
• Do not click on any links or open attachments.
• Hover over the link with your mouse to see if it points to a legitimate address.
• Do not reply.
If an email or text message appearing to come from TxDMV seems out of the ordinary or too good to be true, please use good judgment. Contact TxDMV directly if any message seems suspicious.
As always, be safe, be vigilant and exercise caution in your day-to-day communication needs via email or text.

See examples of these message in the TxDMV Media Advisory Link.

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