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July 17, 2013
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DMV warns of web scam

The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles has received a number of calls and emails from residents who thought they were renewing their vehicle registration on the state’s website, only to find out they were on a private site that charged them for basic information.

“Most of the sites state clearly that they are not official government sites,” said Troy Dillard, DMV director. “However, some people don’t read carefully and end up paying for materials they could have obtained free of charge.”

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.

The DMV’s official address is, and the site offers information about licensing, registration, titling, vehicle insurance and more.

Drivers are advised to ensure the address bar in their web browser says

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jul 17, 2013 08:57PM Published Jul 18, 2013 12:45PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.