The Polk County Tax Collector’s Office says customers are being overcharged by private online companies for their vehicle registration renewals.

“I am very concerned about the latest attempt from private online actors to overcharge customers in Polk County for government services without making it clear there are cheaper options,” Polk Tax Collector Joe Tedder said in a news release Monday morning. “I do not want to see customers being taken advantage of, and unfortunately, it is happening more and more online, especially with our elderly residents.”

The news release said that in one recent example, a customer paid $202.08 at for a vehicle registration that would’ve cost $135.10 using the Tax Collector’s Office website,

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The agency said several factors…

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