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Suspicious website targets Nebraska drivers licenses
There's a website out there claiming to serve as an agency dealing with Driver's Licenses and Renewals.
The Hastings Police department insists the site is an assistance program.
But one Hastings woman disagrees. She used the site to renew her license says her bank told her it was a scam.
"I'm very scared," said scam victim.
To protect her identity a scam victim wants to remain anonymous.
On December 29th the Hastings resident received a postcard in the mail from the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles notifying her it was time to renew her license, which could conveniently be done online.
"You're assuming that's a government website right where it says gov after it," said scam victim.
She went to the Google search engine and typed in Clickdmv.gov, the legitimate link pops up here.
But, here is where it gets confusing.
She clicked on dmv.NE.gov and underneath that link is dmv.us–drivers license.com.
"I filled out the information requested, date of birth, social security, address, county, drivers license no., etc and gave credit card information to be charged 24.99 for my license," said scam victim
The DMV had no record of her renewing her license.
The site is featured as an assistance driver's renewal agency, a private entity unaffiliated with the government.
"One hour later after completing that my credit card company called and asked if had made any online transactions that were international and I said no, and they said well your card is trying to get hit from the United Kingdom charge for 24.99 I said well that was the charge and she said well that's a scam," said scam victim.
President of Five Points Bank Terry Anstine says online theft continues to grow.
And, with this increase he says you need to pay close attention to your accounts.
"Really being vigilant checking your account statement, looking at your statement online, part of online I guess is really yet to fully be handled and its going to continue to be a challenge," said Terry Anstine, President of Five Points Bank.
The Nebraska Attorney General has been notified of this site but so far no word on its legitimacy.
The woman News 5 interviewed is not the only victim of the scam.
News 5 had a woman post on our Facebook page that she went to the same website last September and had the charge on her account.
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