Broome Clerk Warns Of DMV Scam

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VESTAL, NY -Broome County Clerk Joseph Mihalko is warning residents of an email scam.

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Mihalko said the scam centers around emails alleging traffic violations that can only be paid online with a credit card. The New York DMV does not accept payments for local traffic violations, those are paid at the municipal level.

“It’s unfortunate that fraudsters are posing as local and New York State DMV personnel to scam innocent people of money over email,” said Mihalko. “These emails and the links within them may contain viruses and other malware.”

Mihalko asks anyone who has received a suspicious email related to this scam to contact his office.