AG warns of old scam resurfacing

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Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is warning about another new twist to an old scam.

The scam comes in an email or text and says a charge has been made to your Amazon or Apple account, but is now asking for a copy of your driver’s license to “verify” your identity.

The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection division says some victims have even been asked to take a photo of themselves holding their driver’s license.

Stenehjem warns that scam artists can use these photos to steal a victim’s identity and open new accounts in their name. There is also the possibility that the driver’s license photo can be used to sidestep multi-factor identification screenings, giving the scam artist access to the victim’s financial accounts.

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