COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – A Better Call 4 alert for anyone who has been duped into paying for materials that are supposed to be free.
According to the Federal Trade Commission, this has happened to thousands of drivers who were just trying to renew their license or registration and may now owe money.
Before renewing your driver’s license or registration, you did a quick web search for more information and clicked on a link that you thought was a legitimate public government website. In reality, it was a private third-party website, which the Federal Trade Commission calls a “fake,” like DMV.com.
The FTC says that despite the website’s promises to make your experience easier, it charges you for worthless information and unnecessary documents.
It turns out that this website is just one of many owned and operated by On Point Global. The FTC sued On Point Global, accusing it of running “hundreds of deceptive sites”, and won, meaning a total of $102 million is now available for reimbursement to anyone who paid money. money or submitted personal information to these sites.
If you did any of these things between January 2017 and December 2019 and have not yet collected your money or provided personal information to an On Point Global government benefits site in 2019, you you could get cash back.
If you are eligible for a refund, be on the lookout for an email from email@example.com or an ftc.gov email address.
If you think you’re eligible and haven’t received an email, you can fill out an online form here. The deadline to do so is July 5.
As a reminder, the BMV and other government websites end in “.gov”.
Don’t just click on the first site that comes up in your web search.
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