ORLANDO,Fla. - A Clermont woman found out why it could be risky to renew your Florida driver's license online.
As the mother of a 3-year-old, Quinn Foster can't spend hours at the driver's license
It looked like Florida's DMV website so Quinn entered her personal information and a debit card number.
"Completed it, submitted it, and it said should arrive in
She never got a renewed license but her checking account was hit twice for
Many Florida drivers hoping to renew online with the real DMV instead have been tricked by a lookalike website.
Quinn's sites were formassistant.org and drivers licenses.org, but there are many more.
All give the impression you can renew a license or tag by paying their fees. But buried in the fine print are disclosures, such as, "this is a privately-owned website."
Action 9 tried to get answers from the website that Quinn says hit her bank account. They said they have not received any complaints from consumers like
Florida's Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles calls the websites a disgusting scheme that is technically legal because of the fine print disclosures.
Quinn was burned twice. She said she also had to pay Florida a late fee to really renew her license and she cancelled her debit
Quinn disputed the fees with her bank. The website said it won't challenge that so the charges go away. The real DMV renewal site is gorenew.com.