Ky. transportation cabinet warns about scam alert

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Scam Alert for KYTC. This is an example of phony texts Kentuckians have received.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky’s transportation department is warning about a text scam.

The scam shows a message claiming to be affiliated with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, but labeled KyDOT. If you’ve lived in another state you’ll recognize that short hand as ‘department of transportation.’

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Keep in mind in Kentucky the short hand is KYTC. So, the state says if you get a text like this do not fill out your personal information it is a scam.

If you submitted information you’re asked to contact the attorney general’s website about potential identity theft.