CARSON CITY -- Nevada DMV officials say multiple people have been scammed into paying for vehicle registration information by a private company.
DMV officials have received calls and emails from Nevada residents who thought they were renewing their vehicle registration on the state's website, but later found out they were on a private site that charged them for information.
"Most of the sites state clearly that they are not official government sites," DMV Director Troy Dillard said. "However, some people don't read carefully and end up paying for materials they could have obtained free of charge."
The private sites charge a fee to help customers through the registration and licensing process. The sites use paid online advertisements that look similar to a search engine result.
"There is little we can do about these private sites. Many people have called and written to us to complain after they were charged for something." Dillard said.
DMV's official website address is www.dmvnv.com and offers information about licensing, registration, titling and vehicle insurance. You should check to make sure the address bar at the top of your browser reads dmvnv.com.