Nebraska DMV warns residents about text scam making the rounds

(Lincoln, NE) -- The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles is warning residents about a text message scam making the rounds.

The DMV says the texts tell recipients that they owe, or are owed, large sums of money from the DMV, and directs recipients to click a link. The DMV says not to click the link, but, if they do, residents should delete the messages immediately.

The department says it sometimes sends texts to residents with their permission, but would never send emails demanding or promising money. “We are disheartened that DMV customers are being targeted by scammers and thieves,” said Rhonda Lahm, DMV director.

The department says the scam emails include “Office of DMV,” bad grammar, misspellings and punctuation, and links to illegitimate websites.

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