INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The Bureau of Motor Vehicles is using social media to warn Hoosiers about what it calls insurance schemes. BMV officials say it will send a weekly warning via Twitter.
Josh Gillespie gets dozens of calls every day, but a recent call on his government issued phone surprised him.
On the other end he heard the following recording.
“This is a message from the Indiana Department of Motor Vehicles,” the message began. “And then they say, ‘You may be paying too much for auto insurance,’” Gillespie said.
There is no such thing as the Indiana Department of Motor Vehicles. There is a Bureau of Motor Vehicles, and that's where Gillespie works.
“It’s infuriating because there are customers out there who will follow the steps,” Gillespie said. “They will be unfortunately charged and over charged.”
The BMV doesn't sell auto insurance but it does require Hoosiers to have it. But finding the person behind the crime is difficult.
“We see different numbers come in all the time. That is the problem they keep rotating their numbers,” Gillespie said.
Plus, the group behind what the BMV is calling a scheme also sent postcards telling the recipient it was time for a license renewal.
The return address is linked to a Pennsylvania address and says drivers-licenses.org
That was another red flag. If you feel you have been targeted call the BMV or contact The Office of the Indiana Attorney General.
The official website for the BMV is www.in.gov/bmv/
As a tribute to veterans, the Indiana American Legion dedicated a new flagpole at the governor's residence on Saturday.
A travel advisory put in place for Wayne County has been extended.
Concerns from residents could prompt Columbus public safety officials to keep a closer watch on parts of the city.