From the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles:
The Department of Motor Vehicles recently received two separate reports of email-Fraud
posing as TxDMV. Both of the emails appear to be sent from firstname.lastname@example.org using
‘TxDMV eLICENSING’ as the email account name.
The email contained the following language:
to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV.) webDEALER | eTag System
webDEALER|eTAG system is designed to make processing dealer tags fast and easy
note that you are required to provide additional information in order
to continue to make
use of the webDEALER | eTAG system and also to prevent your
account from fraud.
access your account, please click on the link below to Update your profile”.
As a security
measure we will be forcing a password reset on all webDealer accounts at
today, Thursday, February 16, 2023. After 2:00 PM today, you will be
password following your login to webDealer, or you can choose the
reset your webDealer password.
the following tips to protect yourself:
Be wary of any emails that you weren’t expecting. In cases where you can
verify with the sender, do so by phone.
Think before you click. Scammers depend on impulsive clickers.
Be very cautious of those urgent deadlines – i.e. messages from the IRS,
COVID-19, or your bank or credit card.
Never enter your sensitive information in an untrusted site or pop-up window.
Hover over the link with your mouse to see if the link points to a legitimate
Do not reply to any suspicious emails!
To report a suspicious TxDMV email or to verify if an TxDMV email is
legitimate, please send
the email to Report-eFraud@txdmv.gov.