I bought what? Sound-alike businesses can cause serious headaches

Posted at 4:17 PM, Oct 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-14 21:38:13-04
Ever dealt with a "sound-alike business"? They can really end up costing you if you aren't careful.
Example: Say you have car registration or license issues -- where do you go?
Hal emailed me saying that when he went online to renew his driver license, he filled out a form and provided his credit card, then a mysterious message popped up. "Congratulations! Your license easy guide purchase was successful."
What? An easy guide?
It promises "information that can save you time and better prepare you for driver license related will help you gather the required documents."
Great, but Hal says, "I don't want their guide book. I want to renew my license."
Turns out, Hal clicked on
It and other driver license-related sites come up during online searches, and they could be very legitimate businesses. But it's not what Hal wanted.
If you're new to Arizona, licensing and car registration is not handled by the DMV.
It's the MVD here, or Motor Vehicle Department.
And the website is
Hal did a smart thing. He called his bank and got his money back.
Click here to see your rights in disputing credit card charges.
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