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Text scam involving concealed firearm permits circulating phones

Posted at 4:20 PM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 18:20:11-05

SALT LAKE CITY — The Department of Public Safety is warning people of a new text scam that asks for personal information after referencing concealed firearm permits.

DPS says that the fake texts have an embedded link which scammers use to access personal information.

It doesn't matter whether or not you actually have a concealed firearm permit, you may still get the text.

DPS said in a press release these texts are dangerous and, "The Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification will never solicit information via text message."

If you do get a scam text, don't click on any links that may be embedded within the message. You can also delete the message and block the caller if necessary.