The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) has issued a warning to the public about a new phishing scam that is currently circulating via email and text messages. The fraudulent communications are asking individuals to “validate” their driver’s license information for a “REAL ID system upgrade” or “Driver’s License Verification.”
These emails and texts, however, do not originate from the NJMVC and are suspected to be part of a larger scam. The NJMVC has clarified that it does not ask individuals to conduct motor vehicle services unsolicited by email or text.
The commission is urging individuals to exercise caution when receiving unsolicited communication, including emails, texts, or phone calls. This is particularly important if the communication asks you to click on a link or provide personal information.
The NJMVC has reiterated that it is always safer to ignore such unsolicited communications and not to click on any links or provide any personal information. If you receive such a communication and are unsure of its legitimacy, contact the NJMVC directly at 609-292-6500.