Scam Alert: Criminals Sending Text Messages to Steal Personal Information


There is a new scam where criminals are posing as government or bank officials trying to steal personal information. They are sending a text message saying "Action Required" in order to update your New York State driver's license. Beginning October 1, the federal government will no longer accept a standard New York state driver's license for an ID at airports and border crossings. It will require the extra security provided by a REAL ID or Enhanced license. Federal and state agencies do not send links via text. Officials advise people to block calls from the 833 area code because it is often used for non-legitimate purposes.