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ITD warns of registration scams

BOISE, Idaho - The Idaho Transportation Department is warning about vehicle registration scams.

The department said it has gotten complaints of a caller complaining to be from ITD. The caller tells potential victims their vehicle registration needs to be renewed.

"Be aware that ITD does not make calls to renew vehicle registrations by telephone," said Amy Smith, ITD vehicle services manager, in a news release. "Citizens can renew their vehicle registration at their local Department of Motor Vehicle office, by mail or online through ITD's official website,, and then click on 'DMV.'"

Smith said vehicle owners get a renewal notice in the mail two months before their registration expires. The notice has the personal identification number needed to renew a vehicle registration online.

Smith also warned of websites that offer to help people with online vehicle registrations.

"Do not use any services that pop up on your browser claiming to help you with registration because they will charge you an extra fee," she said. "That is why it is so important to use ITD's official website when conducting DMV-related transactions."

Any website that doesn't include "" in its address is not affiliated with the State of Idaho.

Individuals who believe they are victims of identity theft are urged to contact the Idaho Attorney General's Office Consumer Protection Division at (208) 334-2424 or toll-free at (800) 432-3545.

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