The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV)
has put out a warning to consumers regarding a company posing as the DHSMV and
demanding payment for phony citations.
The company is operating via email with a linked payment
page and email address, and requests payment from consumers within a certain
timeframe, and applies late fees if this fake citation is not paid within the
This company is not associated with the DHSMV in any way.
Neither the DHSMV nor the Clerk of Courts will send citations or request
citation payments through email. Citation numbers will always be seven (7)
alpha-numeric digits. If you have received a suspicious citation, contact our
office immediately at (863) 534-4000, or contact the DHSMV.
The DHSMV warning can be found at https://www.flhsmv.gov/2016/12/20/dhsmv-warns-traffic-citation-scam/
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