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WYDOT warns scammers are threatening to suspend licenses in phishing ploy

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Transportation says that scammers are threatening their targets with the prospect of having their driver’s licenses suspended.

Scammers are sending text messages that claim they are from the “Department of Homeland Security” and demand driver license validation using a suspicious link, the WYDOT release said Thursday.

The text even warns that “failure to validate will lead to the suspension of your license.”

“If you receive a text message like this one, avoid opening the link and giving personal information,” WYDOT says. “This is a phishing scam aimed at manipulating people into revealing personal information.”

Those with questions or concerns about licenses should contact their local Driver Services office directly for accurate information. WYDOT’s only Driver Services website is here.