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Anyone know DMV.org? Possible scam site?
Posted by andym (more from andym) on Fri, 4 May 2018 08:02:15
Was trying to renew my license on the New York DMV website while at work, rushing as it was a few minutes before a conference call. Was in the NY DMV site at first trying to make an appointment online, but logged off due to an interruption in the office.
Logged back in a few minutes later and found the NYS form I needed and filled it out online and hit print, and a small notice catches my eye "we are not a state agency". Ends up I had logged into a paid ad site that was prioritized to the top of the search results above NYS DMV.gov by Goolag. It offers all state forms online for free. I would not have completed the form with them if I had realized it was not NYS DMV, now they have my SS#, address and license number.
They have been around since 1999, are covered by Better Business Bureau, so it may not be a scam, just data collection for marketing purposes. I have the standard fraud warnings at the credit agencies so there may not be any harm, but I'm pissed that I fell for this because the disclosure was after the fact.
Anyone familiar with DMV. org? Shold I be concerned about this?
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Posts in this Thread:
- Anyone know DMV.org? Possible scam site?, andym, Fri, 4 May 2018 08:02:15 <-- Viewing This Message
- Re: Anyone know DMV.org? Possible scam site?, Tom G , Tue, 8 May 2018 13:05:57
- Re: Anyone know DMV.org? Possible scam site?, Craig, Fri, 4 May 2018 10:42:12
- ok, they sell information to advertisers, andym, Fri, 4 May 2018 16:24:46
- Re: Anyone know DMV.org? Possible scam site?, DMV.ORG, Fri, 4 May 2018 13:01:55
- 100% Secure - Just Like Equifax?, Bill Homer, Wed, 9 May 2018 07:56:56
- No way, no how, JerseySaab , Fri, 4 May 2018 19:48:13
- Re: Anyone know DMV.org? Possible scam site?, DE, Fri, 4 May 2018 14:57:06
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