New York – According to AAA, gas prices are continuing to go down. Officials say scammers are taking advantage of the situation.
The national average is now down to $4.69 per gallon according to AAA. That’s much lower than a month ago when the average was $4.97 for a gallon of regular gas.
The state average in New York has fallen to $4.81 per gallon, that’s a $.16 drop from Friday.
According to the New York DMV, scammers are sending people text messages falsely claiming that the state is offering $1,500 rebates as a result of high fuel prices.
The government does not send out text messages asking for personal information, the agency says.
If you think you may be impacted by this scam, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.