The Campton Hills Police Department want residents to be wary of fraudulent texts, emails, and recorded messages that claims that the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is requiring you to respond with your driver’s license number, Social Security number, or other personal information. Illinois Officials have noted that state departments or offices will never request personal information.
This type of scam has been cropping up nationwide for awhile now. Due to the pandemic, the deadline for a REAL ID compliant license has been pushed to May 3, 2023. The cutoff had been Oct. 1, 2021. This is part of what has driven this effort.
If you have any questions or need to report potential scams or identity theft, call the Illinois Attorney General’s Consumer Fraud Hotline at (800) 386-5438 (Chicago) or (800) 243-0618 (Springfield).