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Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles warns of scam sites

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The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles is warning drivers seeking to renew their license or registration online not to be fooled by unofficial websites.

The division said Tuesday that several sites have appeared recently claiming to offer renewal services and information. In some cases, customers have been tricked into providing credit card information and led to believe they have completed their transactions.

The division says the only official place to complete renewals or do other online business is dmv.ri.gov and customers should make sure the site says "Official State Site" at the bottom. The DMV provides all forms and information free of charge.

DMV officials say the agency tries to have deceptive advertisers shut down, but that it can't provide refunds to people who use them.

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