Service Alberta is advising that they are not offering refunds due to elimination of licence plate stickers. They report that Albertans are receiving text messages falsely claiming to be from Service Alberta.
They indicate that scammers are offering $120 refunds for licence plate stickers via text message and the text includes a link. People who click the link are asked to input their banking information to allegedly receive a refund by direct deposit. These messages are not from Service Alberta.
Service Alberta says anyone receiving this message or any other electronic message claiming to offer refunds for licence plate stickers should not click any links or input any personal or banking information.
They add if anyone thinks they have been a victim of fraud or suspected fraud, they should report it to the police.
The province stopped using licence plate expiry date stickers on January 1st, 2021. Vehicle registration and annual renewal fees remain unchanged.