ADOT sends warning on texting scam

Fraudulent websites, fake calls and texts, and price gouging are just some of the common tactics used by scammers. (Katherine Borey/Community Impact Newspaper)
Fraudulent websites, fake calls and texts, and price gouging are just some of the common tactics used by scammers. (Katherine Borey/Community Impact Newspaper)

Fraudulent websites, fake calls and texts, and price gouging are just some of the common tactics used by scammers. (Katherine Borey/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Arizona Department of Transportation is warning the state’s residents about a scam text being sent as if it were from ADOT telling people their driver’s license needs to be updated.

ADOT officials said the texts are not coming from the department and are an attempt to get people to hand over personal identifying information. ADOT says people should not open the text or any web addresses associated with it, just as with any unsolicited or suspicious texts or emails.


The only ADOT websites customers should conduct personal business on are AZMVDNow.gov or ServiceArizona.com.

ADOT is working with the Arizona Department of Administration and law enforcement in to protect customers from the scam.
By Tom Blodgett

Editor, Gilbert

Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent more than 30 years in journalism in Arizona and joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2018 to launch the Gilbert edition. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he served as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication from 2005-19 and remains editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.