From The Roanoke Times, “Talbot, a college professor, has been registering cars in Virginia since 1982. Usually, she does it by mail. This year, she received a DMV postcard reminding her that her car’s registration would expire Oct. 31.
It suggested she renew online at dmvNow.com. That’s the correct website for the state agency.
Renewing online, the postcard advised, would save Talbot the $5 walk-in fee the DMV charges for transactions that could be performed by computer.But somehow, Talbot apparently wound up on a different website. And she didn’t realize it wasn’t the state agency’s.
As she worked through the online form, inputting information, including the last four digits of her title and vehicle identification numbers as well as her email address, Talbot came upon a notice that she would be charged a $15 fee for the online renewal.”