Marketing scheme posing to be from Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation

By KBJR News 1

Marketing scheme posing to be from Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation

August 22, 2014 Updated Aug 22, 2014 at 1:11 PM CDT

Madison, WI (NNCNOW.com) - Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) have had reports of documents seemingly from DMV but are, in fact, from marketers.

The DMV site, will always have the .gov extension.

Unofficial web sites with .org or .com may have information that looks like Wisconsin DMV but may also charge for forms that are free on the official .gov site. Private, for-profit sites will not contain .gov.

While these unofficial sites are not illegal, and may have disclaimers, web browsing citizens may not notice.

Under Wisconsin law, the DMV must provide information from its records to requesters.

These may include companies that write or renew insurance policies, offer vehicle safety recall notifications, even represent some law enforcement activities.

DMV customers can withhold their names from such requests by completing and returning the Request to Withhold Name and Address form.

This form is available through the Wisconsin DOT website, here, entering Opt Out in the search bar.

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