Phishing examples

Overview

An increase in phishing

The New York State DMV has seen an increase in scammers pretending to be the DMV in an attempt to commit identity theft. These attempts often include logos, images, and content copied from the legitimate New York State DMV website (or another New York State government site) to make their fraudulent communication appear realistic.

Phishing can also be in the form of phone solicitations, fraudulent social media accounts, or websites. We encourage you to remain vigilant and to use caution to protect your data. Remember that if the message does not feel right, chances are it is not.

 

We will post examples on this page

Recent examples include emails and text messages asking recipients to update their personal information for expiring government documents.

The examples below are NOT from the New York State DMV.

  • Do not click on any links
  • Do not provide any personal information

Attempts confirmed to be phishing will be posted (without personal information) to this page and updated as necessary.  

 

If you think a message is phishing, contact us

If you feel that you have been contacted in an attempt to obtain your personal information, please let us know. A description of the event or, if possible, a screenshot can be emailed to [email protected].

 

Examples


First reported on 7/13/2021

Phishing text from 7/13/2021



First reported on 7/12/2021

Second phishing text from 7/12/2021   



First phishing text from 7/12/2021   

   


First reported on 7/9/2021

Phishing text from 7/9/2021   


First reported on 6/30/2021

Second Phishing text from 6/30/2021



First phishing text from 6/30/2021

 

First reported on 6/17/2021

Phishing text from 6/17/2021



First reported on 6/15/2021

Phishing text from 6/15/2021



First reported on 6/1/2021

Phishing text from 6/1/2021



First reported on 5/25/2021

Phishing text from 5/25/2021



First reported on 5/7/2021

Phishing text from 5/7/2021



First reported on 4/29/2021

Phishing text from 4/29/21

 

 

First reported on 4/19/2021

Phishing text from 4/19/21

 

 



First reported 4/12/2021

Phishing email from 4/12/21

First reported 4/9/2021

Phishing text from 4/9/21

Phishing website from 4/9/21

First reported on 3/25/2021

Phishing email from 3/25/21

First reported on 3/22/2021

 Example of New York State text message scam



Example of New York State text message scam

Example of New York State text message scam

First reported on 3/18/2021

 Example of New York State text message scam



First reported on 3/17/2021

Example of New York State text message scam

First reported on 3/15/2021

 Example of New York State email scam

First reported on 3/11/2021

 Example of New York State email scam



First reported on 3/3/2021

Example of New York State MyDMV scam



Example of New York State text message scam



Example of New York State text message scam

First reported on 2/26/2021
 

Example of New York State MyDMV scam


Example of New York State MyDMV scam
 

Example of New York State MyDMV scam




F
irst reported on 2/20/2021

 Example of New York State text message scam




F
irst reported on 2/18/2021

 

Example of New York State text message scam

First reported on 2/2/2021

 
Example of New York State text message scam


First reported on 1/12/2021
 
Example of New York State MyDMV scam


First reported on 1/14/2021

 
Example of New York State email scam


 Example of New York State text message scam

First reported on 11/19/2020
 
Example of New York State text message scam