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Press Release

For Immediate Release
December 12, 2011


DMV Warns Of License Renewal Website Scam

CONCORD, NH - The NH Division of Motor Vehicle is warning New Hampshire drivers of a scam involving online license renewals. Websites claiming to be authentic DMV sites are being used to obtain personal and credit card information.

"We have had a number of reports of drivers in New Hampshire and other states being duped into providing sensitive information to scam websites," said Richard C. Bailey, Jr., NH Director of Motor Vehicles. "We certainly encourage people to make use of online driver license renewal, but they need to make sure that they are dealing with the real DMV website."

Bailey said people can be tricked into going to a scam website if they do an Internet search for the DMV site. He said the way to avoid that is to enter the exact web address directly: www.nh.gov/dmv.

"The authentic web address and a Renewal Identification Number (RIN) needed for online renewal are contained in the letter that drivers receive about six weeks before the expiration of their license," Bailey said.

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