Somebody is using the name of the Ohio Department of Transportation to try and scam people.
ODOT said it has been made aware of suspicious text messages that appear to be from ODOT requesting that people validate their driver license information.
The Ohio Department of Transportation points out that it does not issue driver licenses in Ohio.
ODOT said, while the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles does issue driver licenses, the BMV is not requesting this information from anyone either.
ODOT alerted the public to a similar scam in February.
We've been made aware of suspicious text messages that appear to be from ODOT requesting customers validate their driver's license info. ODOT does not issue driver licenses in OH. While the @Ohio_BMV
does issue driver licenses; they are not requesting this info from anyone. pic.twitter.com/02ZXifFurM
— Ohio Dept of Transportation (@ODOT_Statewide) July 15, 2021