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Scam Alert: Erie County Clerk warns of Real ID text scam

The scam is asking people to update their mailing address and phone number.
Credit: @ErieCountyClerk

ERIE COUNTY, N.Y. — Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns is warning residents of a new text messaging scam going around.

He says if you've recently received a text message from a number claiming to be from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles about Real ID, it is a scam.

The text says you need to update your mailing address and phone number.

If you receive a text like this, Kearns says do not respond, just delete it.