AMHERST, N.Y. — The Amherst Police Department is telling residents to be wary of text messages from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, as a phishing scam continues to go around.

Police say these fraudulent text messages look like they’re being sent from the Department of Motor Vehicles, and they include a link to a fake website. The text tells the recipient to update their contact information, in an attempt to gain access to sensitive personal information.

Anyone who receives a text like the one posted in the Amherst Police tweet below is being told not to provide any personal information and to immediately delete the text.

The NYS Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) recommends following these precautions to protect yourself from phishing scams:

Read more…