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Scammers Are Impersonating Nearly Every Illinois State Department In Phishing Schemes, And People Are Falling For It – CBS Chicago

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CHICAGO (CBS) — You may be getting weird, irritating fake text messages on your phone – and whatever you do, don’t click on them.

CBS 2’s Tara Molina did some digging and found nearly every state agency in Illinois has scammers impersonating them – using texts, emails, and even phone calls.

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The Illinois Secretary of State, Department of Labor, Department of Employment Security, and Department of Transportation – we’ve tracked the scams that all of those state departments are dealing with right now.

Lines were long Thursday at a Secretary of State’s office in Bridgeview as people headed back out to renew their licenses or get new IDs post-pandemic.

Some scammers are taking advantage of just such lines and delays with text messages that might read, “Illinois Department of Transportation Driver License Waiver Validation. Validate your details below.”

That text is…

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