Victim Location 39402
Total money lost $22
Type of a scam Online Purchase
I thought I was changing the address on my driver’s license through the DMV OF MS. I filled out all the info and paid $22.95 back in June 2016 but never received my new license. When I called the number on my bank statement associated with the debit, I was initially asked if this was a bank calling about a transaction, a company calling about a purchase or an individual calling about a purchase. The foreign gentleman that answered tried to offer me other services for my money. After telling him I wanted my money back, he assured me it would be refunded. I did receive an email to that affect – I will see if this happens.
Victim Location 02145
Total money lost $23
Type of a scam Counterfeit Product
If you google "renew driver license ma" or something similar, the first link looks like your government site for renewing your license. The site looks legit at first glance, and anyone in a hurry would miss the small disclaimers that say "ad" and would proceed with entering personal info and credit card info. Once you pay a $23 fee, you get only a brochure about how to renew your license. The site is clearly set up to mimic a real government site to scam people.