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Ohio DPS Issues Warning about BMV Identity Theft Scheme

Criminals are using stolen personal information to access online BMV accounts

The Ohio Department of Public Safety (DPS) is warning Ohioans about an identity theft scheme involving the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Stolen personal information is being used to answer account security questions and gain access to individual BMV accounts.

"These criminals out there are incredibly sophisticated," said Andy Wilson, director of the Ohio Department of Public Safety. "We're very fortunate here in Ohio, we caught it very early."

Wilson said this national identity theft scheme was first detected in Texas, impacting about 5,000 people.

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