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Clerk and Recorder's Office Warns of Vehicle Renewal Website Scam

 

March 20, 2019



The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office is warning citizens of several imposter websites involving online vehicle renewals. Websites claiming to be authentic Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) sites are being used to obtain personal and credit card information in addition to charging a premium price or overcharging citizens for services promised. The State DMV provides information about the unofficial, non-sanctioned websites at https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dmv/unofficial-websites

“We have had a number of reports from citizens in Colorado being duped into providing sensitive information to scam websites,” said Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman. “We certainly encourage people to Skip-The-Trip to our office and utilize online services, but they need to make sure that they are dealing with the correct website. If you do an internet search for a DMV, many faux sites are listed before you may find the authentic website.”

Take Note: the State of Colorado has two official vehicle registration websites: mydmv.colorado.gov and colorado.gov/dmv. Those are the websites citizens should use for online motor vehicle services.

The El Paso County Motor Vehicle Department strives to take an innovative approach when it comes to customer service and providing a virtual government. In addition to renewing online, citizens have the option to renew by mail, kiosk, phone, Gov2Go Smart App or at any of our five locations throughout the county. Renewal postcards are mailed at the beginning of the month of expiration.

First-time Registration

Registration Fee Estimator

Add/change a Vehicle Address

Get a Transaction Receipt

Request Duplicate Registration Card

Manage Your Placards

Request a Personalized Plate

First-time Application Disability Apply for an Emissions Waiver

Request a Title/registration History Report

Request a Title Status

Apply for Out-of-State Emissions

Become a Third Party IRP Agent

 

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