Maine Secretary of State warns of online driver’s license scams

Posted Oct. 25, 2011, at 5:23 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Secretary of State Charles Summers would like to warn consumers about websites claiming to provide new driver’s licenses and driver’s licenses renewals. These websites are driver’s license scams and charge customers but never send valid credentials. The Bureau of Motor Vehicles has received complaints about DMV-driverlicense.com and US-driverslicenses.com.

New Maine driver’s licenses can only be obtained at BMV branches or mobile units. The only valid website for renewing a Maine driver’s license is www.maine.gov/online/bmv/dlr — proof of residency and legal presence must already be established to renew online. A complete listing of BMV locations can be found at www.maine.gov/sos/bmv/locations.

If you believe that you have been a victim of a driver’s license scam, contact the BMV Investigations Unit at 624-9000, ext. 52144 or visit the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection website at www.maine.gov/ag/consumer.

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