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SCAM ALERT - Person Posing as TDLR Employee and Charging Money

SCAM ALERT! Several TDLR towing licensees received a phone call from a con artist posing as a TDLR employee. The scammer said he was an inspector from the state and was calling to schedule tow inspections, for which he was charging money. TDLR does not charge for inspections.

Note: TDLR may contact licensees about “Tow Round-Up” inspections in their area. There is no fee for participating in Tow Round-Up inspections or any inspections. Again, TDLR does not charge for inspections.

If you believe this person has called you, please contact TDLR customer service at or 800-803-9202.

Remember, real TDLR inspectors CANNOT and WILL NOT:

  • accept payment for license fees;
  • request money for violations; or
  • charge for inspections.

Real TDLR inspectors WILL:

  • introduce themselves;
  • show their State of Texas employee ID card;
  • provide their contact information upon request; and
  • provide their TDLR business card upon request.