DMV warns against phone scam

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Updated: 11/16/2012 4:47 pm
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & -- The Department of Motor Vehicles is warning Nevadans about a telephone sales pitch circulating in Northern Nevada.

Callers sometimes say that DMV records indicate the motorist is overpaying on insurance. At other times, callers have identified themselves as DMV employees. The callers offer discounted auto insurance and ask for information about the motorist’s vehicles.

Often, the caller will leave a message with a return phone number, (775) 473-1342. Other numbers have been reported.

The DMV advises motorists to be aware that these calls are not endorsed by the department in any way. Motorists should not give their personal information over the telephone unless they are sure they are dealing with a legitimate company.

The Nevada Division of Insurance encourages consumers to verify whether an insurance agent or company is legitimate. The Nevada License Inquiry Service is available at (888) 872-3234 or on the Division’s website at

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yvonnefaust - 11/17/2012 1:12 AM
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They've been calling me for two days now and I already told them I would report them to and the FTC. They hung up. Their calls always start with a recorded message that says they can help me in getting the best deal with auto insurance.

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