Ford County Sheriff Bill Carr is issuing a warning to residents about a text message scam falsely claiming to be with the Kansas Department of Revenue (KDOR).
Carr said he had been contacted by community members who have received a text message from a suspicious phone number indicating they represent KDOR.
According to Carr, the message states something to the effect of:
“Kansas Department of Revenue – (Driver License Office) requires you to validate your driver license details due to a security upgrade of our system. Failure to validate your details may lead to the suspension of your license. Please validate your details below now.”
If someone receives a suspicious message like the above, they are not to click the link.
“Remember to trust your instincts. If it doesn’t feel right, then it’s probably not right. Do not provide any personal information over the phone or internet unless absolutely necessary,” said Carr. “Do not let anyone talk you into paying for bonds or court costs over the phone either.”
He stated, people should never send funds via Paypal, Venmo, gift cards, or any other method.
People with questions and concerns are encouraged to call or visit the Ford County Sheriff’s Office or the Dodge City Police Department.