Tax time brings out the scammers, but there is one scam that becomes popular this time of year that doesn’t have anything to do with your tax returns or W-2s.

The BMV is warning about vehicle title scams.

If you are going to buy a car, truck or SUV from someone and not a dealership -- you need to verify that there are no active liens -- and that the title is legit.

They suggest conducting all auto title business at the auto title business to be sure you get what you pay for.

If you want to report a scam or have a question for the Cuyahoga County scam squad you can call them at 216-443-SCAM.