MVD warns against scam

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The state Motor Vehicle Division is warning New Mexicans against a potential insurance scam that claims to reduce auto insurance rates by requesting to disclose personal information over the phone.

Telemarketers for “The Auto Insurance Center” are calling New Mexicans on their cell and home phones with the following message:”The New Mexico Motor Vehicles Department is concerned because you may be paying too much for auto insurance.” The message also requests residents to call back at (505) 204-7865.

MVD is not connected with this operation and has not issued any reports about insurance rates in New Mexico. MVD advisesagainst providing any personal information to anyone on the phone. If you receive a call from this outfit, you can ignore it or report it to your local law enforcement agencies or the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office.