Scammers love telling unsuspecting people that they represent a government agency. Their latest target is an organization that millions of people deal with on a regular basis – the department of motor vehicles. Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises consumers to be aware of a new scam where scammers claim to be with the DMV.

A woman from St. Charles, Missouri, reported to BBB she received several text messages in April 2021 from someone claiming to be with the DMV. Each of the text messages stated she was eligible for a refund.



“All licensed drivers, in your state are receiving the $1850 refund/payment,” read one grammatically challenged text.

“D.M.V. Office. Current license holders, are receiving their $2895 refund. Get your check,” read another text.

“DMV Office – All license holders in your state, are receiving a $2955 refund. Get your check,” read the final text.


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