DMV warns public of web scam

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Updated: 7/17/2013 12:45 pm
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & -- The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has received a number of calls and emails from Nevada residents who thought they were renewing their vehicle registration on the state’s website only to find out too late they were on a private site that charged them for basic information.

The private sites offer to help customers through the registration and licensing process – for a fee. The sites use paid online advertisements that look similar to a search engine result.

DMV’s official website address is and offers information about licensing, registration, titling, vehicle insurance and more. Motorists should ensure the address bar says

In May, DMV created a web portal called “MyDMV” that puts all of the most common DMV transactions in one place, making it more convenient for motorists to renew a driver’s license, vehicle registration or ID card. For the first time, customers are able to make a change of address online. More than 50,000 Nevadans have signed up so far. Signing up is easy and free at
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DNews - 7/18/2013 12:28 PM
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Have to love the internet. Scams like this have been around since the start. Just have it bookmarked and make sure like it said the address URL is official. There are sites that charge for any info and it is legal if all they are doing is helping you find what you can't. Look at it as a tip for not using Google the right way. I have filters in place so I don't get all those fake sites at the top of Google search results.

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