Consumer Alert: New Phishing Scam Targets eLicense Users to Steal Personal Information

The Department of Consumer Protection is warning the public of an ongoing imposter scam targeting Connecticut credential holders in an attempt to steal their personal information.

The scam appears to target all holders of a license, permit, registration, or other type of credential issued by the state of Connecticut, who use the state’s eLicense system to manage their credentials.

There are a few signs that this email is not legitimate, including:

The true email address behind the “From” name is not what is displayed and does not end in .gov.

DCP would never revoke a license without a formal hearing.

CT.GOV is not the DCP logo.

The link does not take you to a webpage (must have “” just before the first “/”)

Do not click on any links and delete the email immediately. You can also report the phishing attempt by filing a complaint at

If you previously followed a link and provided information, change your password on your eLicense account, as well as on any other website where you may use the same password.