Lansing, MI – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is warning residents to be aware of phishing emails sent to Michigan Licensees by scammers impersonating Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs officials.
Michigan licensees refers to anyone who holds a professional license issued by LARA, such as those under the Public Health Code, the Occupational Code and other relevant statutes.
State of Michigan licensees have reported receiving fraudulent emails similar to the example linked here with numerous grammatical errors.
Attorney General Nessel wants consumers to keep the following in mind:
- Misspelled words or poor grammar.
- Pay close attention to the actual email address. If that email address doesn’t match up with what you know to be correct, or is abnormally long, it’s likely a phishing scam.
- Always be cautious of any unsolicited requests for any personal information. LARA will not contact you directly asking for personal information.
- Do not respond to, or open hyperlinks in email or text messages about validating your personal data.
More details on how Michiganders can protect their personal information are available on the Consumer Protection Team’s webpage.
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