NEW YORK STATE, USA — Did you recently receive a suspicious text from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles? It may have been a scam.

The DMV and the Niagara County Clerk are warning Western New Yorkers about ongoing phishing attacks. Text messages are being sent to New Yorkers telling them to update their contact information by using the provided link.

Anyone who receives a message like this should not click on the link and delete the text right away.

According to the DMV, phishing texts are used to obtain data or sensitive personal information, allowing scammers to commit identity theft or trick the recipient into installing malicious software onto their computer or phone.

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