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DMV warns against phone solicitations

By ThisIsReno

Callers ask for personal information while offering insurance quotes


The Department of Motor Vehicles is warning Nevadans about a telephone sales pitch circulating in Northern Nevada. Callers sometimes say that DMV records indicate the motorist is overpaying on insurance. At other times, callers have identified themselves as DMV employees. The callers offer discounted auto insurance and ask for information about the motorist’s vehicles.

“The Department of Motor Vehicles will never call and ask for your personal information,” said DMV Director Troy Dillard. “And your insurance records are strictly confidential. We do not release insurance information to any third party.”

Often, the caller will leave a message with a return phone number, (775) 473-1342. Other numbers have been reported.

The DMV advises motorists to be aware that these calls are not endorsed by the department in any way. Motorists should not give their personal information over the telephone unless they are sure they are dealing with a legitimate company.

The Nevada Division of Insurance encourages consumers to verify whether an insurance agent or company is legitimate. The Nevada License Inquiry Service is available at (888) 872-3234 or on the Division’s website at doi.nv.gov.

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