Attorney General issues DMV scam alert

Tashatuvango/iStock/Thinkstock

Attorney General Jon Bruning today issued a consumer alert for Nebraskans to avoid third-party websites that charge fees to process online driver's license renewals. In Nebraska, online driver's license renewal is available at the official Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) website at www.click.dmv.ne.gov.

In a press release Thursday, Bruning says look-alike DMV sites charge Nebraskans unnecessary fees to process online applications. He says official websites for the State of Nebraska end in .us or .gov. Bruning reminds consumers to be mindful of a site's web address before entering any personal information.

If a search engine is used to find the Nebraska DMV website, a look-alike site may be the first link that appears. If a link for driver's license renewal leads to a website ending in .com or .org, consumers should exit immediately.

If you or someone you know has mistakenly provided financial information to a look-alike site, contact your banking institutions and file a complaint with the Attorney General's Office Consumer Protection Division at (800) 727-6432 or www.ago.ne.gov.

In addition, monitor credit and banking statements closely and report any unauthorized activity to financial institutions and major credit bureaus.

© 2014 Rural Radio Network. All rights reserved. Republishing, rebroadcasting, rewriting, redistributing prohibited. Copyright Information