Representative Brady today urged area residents to be aware of fraudulent texts, emails, and recorded messages circulating that ask for drivers’ license and other personal information. Rep. Brady stressed that the messages appearing to come from the Illinois Department of Transportation regarding a driver’s license waiver are in fact a scam and should be promptly deleted.
“Several constituents have contacted my office about messages that claim IDOT requires them to respond with their driver’s license number, Social Security number, or other personal information. These messages are a scam. If you receive one, do not respond or click any enclosed links. Promptly delete it,” Rep. Brady said.
Representative Brady noted that legitimate messages or calls from Illinois state departments or offices will never request personal information
“These scams have been reported to the Attorney General, so investigations are in progress,” Rep Brady said. “In the mean time, delete suspicious messages and emails, and hang up on robocalls that demand you take immediate action or provide personal information.”
If you have questions or need to report potential scams or identity theft, you may call the Illinois Attorney General’s Consumer Fraud Hotline at 800-386-5438 (Chicago) or 800-243-0618 (Springfield).