State warns residents about deceptive notices


HELENA, Mont. - The following press release was sent out by the Montana Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General Tim Fox:

The Office of Consumer Protection at the Montana Department of Justice wants to make  Montanans aware of deceptive vehicle service contract "notices" that claim to be issued from the "Motor Vehicle Division."
The notice, which demands an immediate response on the part of the recipient, is deceptive because neither the Montana Motor Vehicle Division nor the Motor Vehicle Division of any other state is mailing these notices.  These governmental entities are not in the business of selling vehicle service contracts.
Consumers should be advised that if they respond to these notices by calling the number provided on the letter, they would not be dealing with a government entity.
For more information, contact the Montana Department of Justice's Office of Consumer Protection at (800) 481-6896 or (406) 444-4500, or visit

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