State warns of bogus MVD websites - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

State warns of bogus MVD websites

PHOENIX (CBS5) -

Bogus websites masquerading as the Motor Vehicle Division are stealing customers' money and identities, the Arizona Department of Transportation warned Wednesday.

The MVD emphasized the sites are falsely advertising motor vehicle services for Arizona driver's licenses, IDs, vehicle titles or registrations. The fraudulent websites appear in a search with keywords such as MVD or DMV. 

The scams are illegally obtaining credit card numbers and charge credit card accounts for unauthorized, bogus services and for services that will not be conducted, state officials said. The captured credit card information may also be used for future fraudulent purchases and charges. 

Consumers should also be cautious about phone solicitations. ADOT's Motor Vehicle Division doesn't conduct phone solicitations for driver's license or title/registration services.

In Arizona, ServiceArizona.com is the only valid, authorized website for all MVD transactions. MVD customers can use ServiceArizona.com to research information or conduct transactions including:

  • Applying for a duplicate driver's license and driver license reinstatement.
  • Performing registration renewals.
  • Purchasing specialty/personalized license plates.
  • Updating personal contact information.
  • Obtaining a copy of a driver's license or vehicle record.
  • Procuring a vehicle fee recap.
  • Registering to vote. 
  • Checking a vehicle identification number (VIN) for liens or other record alerts before purchasing a used car.

Arizona doesn't allow the issuance or renewal of a driver's license over the Internet. An applicant must visit a local MVD or authorized third-party office.

Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Bush's Baked Beans announces voluntary recall

    Bush's Baked Beans announces voluntary recall

    Sunday, July 23 2017 7:14 PM EDT2017-07-23 23:14:18 GMT
    Sunday, July 23 2017 7:14 PM EDT2017-07-23 23:14:18 GMT

    Bush Brothers & Co.Saturday announced a voluntary recall of certain 28-ounce cans of three varieties of its baked beans.  

    More >>

    Bush Brothers & Co.Saturday announced a voluntary recall of certain 28-ounce cans of three varieties of its baked beans.  

    More >>
  • Police: Parents gave newborn drugs to cover up addiction

    Police: Parents gave newborn drugs to cover up addiction

    Sunday, July 23 2017 1:52 AM EDT2017-07-23 05:52:55 GMT
    Sunday, July 23 2017 1:52 AM EDT2017-07-23 05:52:55 GMT
    Colby Wilde, 29, and Lacey Christenson, 26, face four counts each of child endangerment and felony drug charges. (Source: Utah County Sherriff’s Office/KUTV/CNN)Colby Wilde, 29, and Lacey Christenson, 26, face four counts each of child endangerment and felony drug charges. (Source: Utah County Sherriff’s Office/KUTV/CNN)

    The baby’s mother used heroin and prescription pain medication during her pregnancy, and the baby was born addicted to drugs, police say.

    More >>

    The baby’s mother used heroin and prescription pain medication during her pregnancy, and the baby was born addicted to drugs, police say.

    More >>
  • New York Times asks 'Fox & Friends' for apology

    New York Times asks 'Fox & Friends' for apology

    Sunday, July 23 2017 8:11 PM EDT2017-07-24 00:11:08 GMT
    Monday, July 24 2017 12:33 AM EDT2017-07-24 04:33:23 GMT
    The New York Times is asking Fox News' morning show "Fox & Friends" to apologize for what the newspaper calls a "malicious and inaccurate segment" about intelligence leaks and the Islamic State that aired Saturday.More >>
    The New York Times is asking Fox News' morning show "Fox & Friends" to apologize for what the newspaper calls a "malicious and inaccurate segment" about intelligence leaks and the Islamic State that aired Saturday.More >>
Powered by Frankly