Pennsylvania residents should ignore an invitation to apply for Covid “safe driving rewards” from the state. There is no such program. It is a scam.

Cell phones in the commonwealth are starting to receive a text message inviting residents to apply for up to $5,000 in “rewards” from the state for safe driving during the Covid pandemic. Attorneys General in numerous other states have previously warned their residents about the scam, and it now appears to be propagating in Pennsylvania.

No such state program exists. Clicking on the text link could put harmful software on your phone, or result in the disclosure of your personal information to the scammers.

If you receive such a text message, let the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Public Protection Division know; submit a complaint to the Bureau of Consumer Protection by calling 1-800-441-2555, emailing scams@attorneygeneral.gov (in Spanish: estafas@attorneygeneral.gov) or visiting attorneygeneral.gov/submit-a-complaint/scams-complaint/