For Immediate Release
Dec. 28, 2021
KDHE and KDOR Urge Kansans to be Alert for Text Phishing Scams
TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Revenue (KDOR) urge Kansans to be alert for text messages that claim to represent KDHE and KDOR. These unsolicited messages may be phishing scams, and people should delete and not open the links or respond to such texts.
The text messages have the following message:
Kansas Covid-19 Vaccine Driver License Waiver Validation Validate your details below
Department of Health | State of Kansas
State agencies will not send unsolicited text messages requesting vaccination status, social security number or other sensitive information. Additionally, all KDHE and KDOR websites end with a .gov suffix. Websites with endings such as .com or .org are not legitimate, and Kansans should not click them.
People can report scam text messages in three ways:
- Report it on the messaging app you use. Look for the option to report junk or spam.
- Copy the message and forward it to 7726 (SPAM).
- Report it to the Federal Trade Commission at ReportFraud.ftc.gov.