This news item expired on Saturday, January 8, 2022 so the information below could be outdated or incorrect.
From the Identification Bureau:
A texting scam is making the rounds and trying to get personal information via a fake notification. This message does not come from the Buncombe County Identification Bureau. Some people have reported getting a message along the lines of: "Your concealed carry permit is ready. Enter details here," with a line to a website.
If you have any questions about notifications that might be from the Identification Bureau, please contact us at (828) 250-4665.