The California DMV is warning the public about a recent scam in which people have been receiving bogus text messages claiming to be from the agency.
Numerous customers have recently reported receiving text messages claiming to be from the DMV and directing them to an unfamiliar website, rather than the official site at dmv.ca.gov., representatives said.
“The DMV does not send customers unsolicited requests for information. When the DMV texts or emails customers, it is based on action initiated by the customer,” DMV officials said in a written statement.
“For example, customers may receive an appointment reminder or cancelation notice by text or email from the DMV. Customers may also receive an email related to DMV services that directs customers to the dmv.ca.gov website to take an action if they choose,” according to the statement. “Also, when a customer establishes an online account with DMV or has initiated an…