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News 5 Cleveland – BMV warning Ohioans about identity theft text scam

Alex Hamerstone of TrustedSec said it’s highly unlikely that Ohio drivers should be worried about a BMV data breach.

“Text scams are much more common,” Hamerstone said. “It’s often times called phishing but with SMS, and every single state has had issues with this where people are reporting to be from the DMV.”

Instead, he reminds Ohioans to remain vigilant.

“If you receive an unsolicited text message just delete it, the IRS, the BMV are not going to ask for personal information from a text message,” Hamerstone said.

March 04, 2022