State warns of phishing scam
The state Department of Transportation is warning the public of a scam asking people for their Social Security and license plate numbers.
The phishing link was sent out on an email from email@example.com that stated: “You have an incomplete Hawaii DMV contact informations (sic) on your Hawaii Department of Motor Vehicle (sic). You are required to update your Hawaii DMV profile. Thanks. Hawaii Department of Motor Vehicle (sic).”
In Hawaii, motor vehicle registration and licensing is conducted by the counties, the department said in a news release Friday. DMV information would not be solicited over email. The county DMVs would send an individualized letter or call the registered owner directly to request the information be submitted in person. No sensitive information would be requested over the phone.
Anyone who receives this phishing email should not click on the links within and delete it immediately, the department warned.