It happens. You google “Nevada DMV” and select the first entry and think you’re on the Nevada DMV website, but you’re not. You want to renew the registration for your car, but to do so, you’re being charged an extra fee? Finally, you realize that this is not the site you are looking for. When you go back to google, you find the Official DMV website buried in the listing, several places down from where you’d expect.
How does this happen?
This happens because of tricks that for-profit companies play with search engines to get their sites to rank higher in search results than the one you’re looking for. It happens with DMV, and other searches as well. This has been an ongoing problem for many years, and states and news organizations have published warnings for a while, as the references below indicate. We have found warnings dating back to 2009.
Don’t they have to tell us?
Oddly, the fake websites have a disclaimer at the top of the site telling viewers that the site is not the official website, but most people have missed that in the day to day rush to get things done. For Nevadans, the official DMV website is: www.dmvnv.com. Most states have had to issue warnings about the site, and Nevada did just that in 2013. Regardless of the warnings, however, the websites persist, and Nevada drivers and drivers across the country are still being led to phony sites.
What sites do I need to avoid?
Some of the sites to beware of are:
A search of the registered owners of the sites shows ambiguous results. Avoid these websites. In order to gain the most accurate information and to perform official DMV services, such as registering your car, renewing your registration, and requesting personalized plates, go to the official Nevada DMV website at: www.dmvnv.com .
Ticket Busters will help when you get a ticket
Tickets are an unfortunate outgrowth of driving. Most of us will get a ticket sometime during our driving life. If it happens to you, no worries. Call our office and our friendly staff will assist with your ticket. We will represent you with the courts of Clark County Nevada to negotiate your charges to the lowest possible, which is usually equivalent to a parking ticket, and in many cases can reduce the fines for your infraction. Most importantly, this saves you points on your insurance, which keeps your premiums from being increased. We can assist via email, fax, or phone. Call us to get things started at (702) 666-6666.