Attorney General Jon Bruning issued a consumer alert Thursday for Nebraskans to avoid third-party websites that charge fees to process online driver’s license renewals.
Online driver’s license renewal is available at the official Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles website (www.clickdmv.ne.gov).
“Look-alike DMV sites charge Nebraskans unnecessary fees to process online applications,” said Bruning. “Official websites for the state of Nebraska end in .us or .gov. Consumers should 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 institution 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.