Scammers posing as the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission send out emails in an attempt to steal people’s identities

Warning ⁠— you might receive an email that looks like it is from the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. The email looks legitimate, but it is just the latest online scam. Delete the email and don’t click on anything. This shortened URL brings you to a phishing website and it could lead to your identity being stolen. 

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission sends out renewal information and other notices via the U.S. Postal Service. The motor vehicle commission will never ask you for your date of birth, address, or social security number in an email.

At first glance, the emails look convincing include messages saying you have documents waiting for your review, and some of the emails suggest that your license will be revoked if you don’t submit your information.

“You are receiving this email because you have one or more documents that need your attention. Correspondence was previously sent from the New Jersey Department of Licensing and motor vehicle commission /for identity verification with the social security administration before the issuance or renewal of driver’s license and state ID,” reads one such bogus email. “You are required to update your information in due time to avoid suspension of driver’s license/state ID.”

In some of the emails, the name of the agency is not accurate and there are spelling errors, But in other emails the name and spelling are correct. Block the email addresses, delete the emails, and remember not to click on any links.

A bogus email that is made to look like it is from the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.