It seems like we are forever in the age of scams. Let’s face it, as technology improves and more and more channels and channels of communication become available to us and our personal information, the more scams we have to deal with on a regular basis.

We recently discussed a new scam that residents of Berkshire County are facing which involves Berkshire residents receiving a call telling them their electricity will be cut off if they don’t buy a charge card and then call back the crook with the code on the back of the card. You can find out more about this particular scam by going here.

Now there is another scam and the people of Massachusetts have experienced it to the point of reporting the situation to the Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Registry (RMV).

According to RMV, here’s how the scam goes:

The scam would involve customers receiving text messages, claiming to be from the “DMV”, which tricks them into clicking on a link provided to update their personal identifying contact information.

How can Massachusetts residents identify this type of scam?

According to RMV, you can identify this type of text as a phishing scam because it includes “DMV” and in Massachusetts “DMV” is not the name of the Motor Vehicle Registry; in Massachusetts, the registry name is abbreviated as “RMV”.

What should Massachusetts residents do if they receive this text?

Speak RMV, any text using the expression “Department of Motor Vehicles” or “DMV” should be deleted.

So whether you live in Berkshire County, elsewhere in Massachusetts, or even in neighboring states, you may see this scam text appearing on your phone. Now you know what to look for when and if you receive this text and you can hit delete. You can get more information about this SMS scam by go here.

Since we are talking about technology, let’s go back to some things that you may remember but which no longer exist.

LOOK: Things from the year you were born that no longer exist

Iconic (and sometimes silly) toys, technologies and electronics have been usurped since their official entry, either through technological advancements or through breakthroughs in common sense. See how many things on this list trigger childhood memories – and those that were there and gone so quickly you missed them completely.

With outdated items, comes a feeling of nostalgia. Let’s take a look at the 88 things that made 1988 the great year it was.

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Want more nostalgia? Let’s go back to 1977.

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