PHISHING SCAM | HAWAII DMV
HAWAII PHISHING SCAM ALERT | A phishing scam from Hawaii’s Department of Transportation (HDOT) is asking people for their social security and license plate numbers. If you have received this phishing scam, do not click on the links and delete the email immediately.
Additionally, DMV would not ask for personal information by email, text, or phone. DMV would either send a letter or call you and request that you submit personal information in person.
For further details related to this phishing attack, visit hawaii.gov.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO
- DO NOT provide any personal financial information to the caller or in an email.
- You SHOULD verify the legitimacy of potential service providers before supplying personal financial information or entering a business transaction.
- If you suspect that your personal information has been compromised, contact Pearl Hawaii and local law enforcement officials.
- To file a complaint about a suspected fraudulent email, contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov.
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MORE USEFUL LINKS
- To learn more about identity theft fraud safety visit ID Theft Center.
- If you think you’ve been a victim of identity theft, contact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at 877-IDTHEFT (438-4338) or visit the Federal Trade Commission’s site to learn more.
- If you believe your Social Security Number is being used fraudulently contact the Social Security Administration at (800) 772-1213.
- It’s a good idea to get a copy of your credit report each year from each credit-reporting agency. You can get a free credit report yearly from the Annual Credit Report website at annualcreditreport.com or by calling 1-877-322-8228. Moreover, review a copy of your credit report once a year to make sure your information is accurate.
- For financial literacy, check out Upgrade| our blog or our financial education page.