NH WARNS OF LICENSE RENEWAL WEBSITE SCAM

by Christian Mower on December 14, 2011

THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE IS WARNING RESIDENTS TO NOT BE FOOLED BY BOGUS WEBSITES THAT CLAIM THEY CAN HELP YOU RENEW YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE.

DEPT. OF SAFETY SPOKESMAN JIM VAN DONGEN SAYS THERE ARE SOME SITES CLAIMING TO BE AUTHENTIC DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLE SITES THAT REQUEST PERSONAL AND CREDIT CARD INFORMATION FROM PEOPLE ACROSS THE U.S.

VAN DONGEN SAYS THERE HAVE BEEN SOME CASES IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, BUT THE SCAM IS EASY TO AVOID BY GOING DIRECTLY TO THE OFFICIAL NEW HAMPSHIRE SITE TO RENEW YOUR LICENSE.

RESIDENTS WILL ALSO GET A RENEWAL REMINDER LETTER ABOUT SIX WEEKS PRIOR TO THE LICENSE EXPIRING THAT WILL CONTAIN A RENEWAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (RIN) THAT YOU’LL HAVE TO ENTER ONLINE.

VAN DONGEN SAYS INTERNET USERS CAN GET INTO TROUBLE – AND RUN INTO SOME OF THE BOGUS SITES – IF THEY DO A WEB SEARCH INSTEAD OF GOING DIRECTLY TO THE NEW HAMPSHIRE SITE.

 HE RECOMMENDS GOING DIRECTLY TO THE STATE WEBSITE AT www.nh.gov/dmv.