DOT News Release: ALERT OF HAWAII DMV PROFILE PHISHING SCAM

Posted on Jan 14, 2022 in Latest Department News, Newsroom

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) alerts 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 protected] 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. 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.

If you have received this phishing email, please do not click on the links within. Delete it immediately.