- For those Texans planning to get their driver’s license, the Texas Department of Public Safety reminds residents that there are only two authorized websites that handle and record driver’s license transactions in the state.
If you live in Texas, it’s in your best interest to know which website to access so you avoid unpleasant surprises. The Department of Public Safety advises Texans to type: www.texas.gov or www.dps.texas.gov into the URL bar to make sure they are clicking on the actual websites.
It has been reported that there are unscrupulous scammers using unofficial sites to trick people for money. They are quite deceptive and provide inaccurate information about driver license requirements and other services.
Those fake sites also charge unnecessary fees, which is the reason why they go after people with very little information about the real process and requirements.
What are the official fees that need to be considered?
Below you will find the official fees that are part of the actual process:
- Renewal of driver’s license: $25
- Renewal of ID Card: $16
- Renewal of motorcycle driver’s license: $33
- Change of address for both driver’s license or ID: $11
Avoiding scam artists
- To avoid being a victim to driver’s license scammers, have a look at this simple tips and apply them for your own benefit.
- Contact your local DMV and ask question about authorized driver’s license requirements and online services.
- Stay current with the actual requirements, as many people have no clue and end up making transactions with unscrupulous agencies.
- Never click on the first search result. Be careful with sponsored ads and URL address variations.
- Looking for disclaimers also helps to avoid potential scams. Check for specific information about the company ownership, terms and conditions.
Whether you were a victim or believe you are involved in a suspicious action, contact your local DMV or call the Texas Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at 1-800-621-0508
At the same time, you could always add any comment or question about online driver’s license scam in the comments below.