In Illinois, other versions of the scam have emerged. The latest one — which slammed consumers in late May — was purportedly from the state Department of Motor Vehicles and directed people to visit a sham website to validate details for a “driver license waiver,” which a state official said does not even exist. Steve J. Bernas, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois, got that bogus text at 5:59 p.m. Friday as the Memorial Day weekend kicked off.

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