Beware Of Scammers When Registering Your Vehicle

November 28, 2013

Doing a search for MVD services could cost you money, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. It said scammers are trying to put one over on you, when you register your vehicle.  Spokesman Harold Sanders said you should only use the official site, Service Arizona, for that. Sanders said there are a number of websites that say they can provide services only provided by ServiceArizona.com.

“So the fraud is that the individual gives their personal information and their credit card information, and of course they get charged $50, $75, some fee that we don’t charge to do those services. There are no fees that appear right on the front page. You don’t click on a service and automatically get charged a fee," explained Sanders. "We don’t ask for credit card information until you actually conduct a transaction for a particular feature that does have a cost to it.”

Sanders warns that doing a search for MVD services could lead you to a fraudulent site, and he said the card information you provided could be used to drain your account. He said the bogus sites are just trying to get access to your personal information, and he said if you lose money to one of those sites, there is nothing the state can do to get it back.