Attorney general warns of unauthorized Arizona DMV website

PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning consumers to be on the lookout for websites purporting to be affiliated with the state Department of Transportation.

Brnovich issued an alert Thursday that his office has received reports that a website with an address similar to the state's Motor Vehicle Division has been luring people into purchasing unwanted items.

According to Brnovich, consumers looking for "" but type "" are directed to a site that is operated by private parties.

Customers have inadvertently bought items such as a driver's license manual.

"We are always concerned when we see potential government impostor scams," said Attorney General Brnovich. "Consumers need to be cautious online, and be sure they are dealing with a governmental agency and not with a private business set up to look like a government agency online."

Attorney General Brnovich offers the following consumer tips: (via

Consumers can call the Attorney General's office in Phoenix at (602) 542-5763 or 1-800-352-8431.