Attorney general: Watch out for Bureau of Motor Vehicles phone scam

Posted April 15, 2014, at 3:54 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — The state’s attorney general is urging the public to be wary of a phone scammer claiming to be from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

The caller demands a fee be paid immediately or the driver will have a warrant for their arrest issued, according to Attorney General Janet Mills.

“If you receive one of these calls, hang up,” Mills said.

Over the last couple weeks, Mainers have been receiving calls claiming to be from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Mills said. The scam artists have been using technology that mimics their real phone number, showing the call to be from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

Personal information should never be given out over the phone on calls that the caller did not initiate, Mills said.

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