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Identity Theft Alert - Driver License
Anon ^ | 4/1/12 | Anon

Posted on 04/01/2012 9:07:44 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom

Check Your Driver's License.

Now you can see anyone's Driver's License on the Internet and determine if yours is posted. I just searched for mine and there it was, picture and all! Thanks Homeland Security.

Go to the Driver License Check and check to see if yours has been posted. Just enter your name, city, and state to view if yours is on file. After your license comes on the screen, click the box marked "Please Remove." This will remove it from public viewing, but not from law enforcement.


TOPICS: Government; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: driverslicense; identity; security; theft; urbanmyth
This helpful service may prevent your identity from being stolen.
1 posted on 04/01/2012 9:07:56 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Finally, now we know what you look like, lol.


2 posted on 04/01/2012 9:12:07 AM PDT by bgill
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

My identity has been stolen by moochelle.


3 posted on 04/01/2012 9:14:33 AM PDT by bigheadfred (MY PET TAPEWORM (OBIWAN) IS AN INSANE MILITARY HATING LEFTIST)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Hey you're right.

That is my drivers license.

But they were wrong about the height. Everything else was correct.
(Accept their picture was a little bit better)

4 posted on 04/01/2012 9:14:34 AM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I’m so glad mine wasn’t in the database. But I bet that site phishes all the data it can ;-)


5 posted on 04/01/2012 9:16:13 AM PDT by wolficatZ ("We are no longer accepting comments on this article")
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

yes we actually pay to have these idiots screw us around.


6 posted on 04/01/2012 9:17:06 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: musicman

BFLR


7 posted on 04/01/2012 9:17:37 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

yes we actually pay to have these idiots screw us around. what was the purpose of this..posting of dl’s on the net?


8 posted on 04/01/2012 9:17:53 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Not true - check Snopes:

http://www.snopes.com/humor/iftrue/license.asp


9 posted on 04/01/2012 9:18:07 AM PDT by NutmegDevil
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

LOL


10 posted on 04/01/2012 9:19:09 AM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Good one... got me fooled.


11 posted on 04/01/2012 9:19:39 AM PDT by Tamatoa (Fight for our America, Fight for our Country I fought to defend!!!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I don’t even have to click the link. All I need to do is note the date.


12 posted on 04/01/2012 9:19:42 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

....How do we know this is a “real” site and not some bunch of miscreants phishing our data...?


13 posted on 04/01/2012 9:20:40 AM PDT by spokeshave
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To: spokeshave

....we know now.....


14 posted on 04/01/2012 9:23:04 AM PDT by spokeshave
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

There’s just one slight hitch: it’s a joke, a prank, a parlor trick — it ain’t real!

Another reader describes what actually happens when you type in your name and conduct a “search” on the site:

“If you do enter a name, state, town and gender, what comes up is a picture of a grinning monkey and the question, ‘You didn’t really think you could get someone’s driver’s license on the Internet, did you?’”

Screen shot of “search results” on so-called
“National Driver’s License Records Bureau” website

Truth is, the so-called “Motor Vehicle Operator License Identification Act (MOLIA)” doesn’t exist. While there are a few bona fide fee-based websites that provide access to driver’s license data from states that allow it “for legitimate purposes,” it’s not quite this easy to invade other people’s privacy from your home computer. Hopefully that will remain the case.
Like most popular prank websites, this one succeeds not only because of its slick design and surface plausibility, but because it plays on people’s very real fears — in this case, the fear of privacy invasion. I’m told some people have found this site so upsetting they’ve written to their Congressmen about it; others are nonplussed and simply forward the URL on to their most gullible friends. Both reactions confirm an old truism among folklorists: people tend to joke about that which is most serious to them. It’s one way we express, share, and cope with what scares us.

Security Note:

In answer to folks who have written to me expressing concerns about the possibility that the Web site listed above stores visitors’ private information or leaves cookies on their computers, etc., I have checked the source code and found no indication of malicious activity. That could change without notice, however, and there are several other, similar sites out there whose safety I can’t vouch for, so proper caution and “safe computing” measures are recommended as a matter of course.

http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bldriverslicense.htm

Happy April Fool’s Day!


15 posted on 04/01/2012 9:23:08 AM PDT by matthew fuller (Pray for an open convention!)
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To: dalebert; NutmegDevil

What is TODAYS DATE???


16 posted on 04/01/2012 9:23:08 AM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Damn. I never realized how much gray hair I had. Time for a little Grecian Formula.


17 posted on 04/01/2012 9:27:10 AM PDT by Krankor
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To: bigheadfred

lol!


18 posted on 04/01/2012 9:27:26 AM PDT by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Why is Michelle Robinson Obama’s picture on my driver’s license?


19 posted on 04/01/2012 9:29:19 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Romney ruined Massachusetts. Now he wants to ruin the nation.)
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To: mountn man

APRIL FOOLS


20 posted on 04/01/2012 9:34:28 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: ProtectOurFreedom


21 posted on 04/01/2012 9:47:05 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

Simple...Obama’s birth certificate forgery ring is branching out to driver licenses. There’s more volume there. After all, how many times can you forge a POTUS BC?


22 posted on 04/01/2012 9:48:55 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: mountn man

Whoops! I am taking life too seriously - still.


23 posted on 04/01/2012 9:49:46 AM PDT by NutmegDevil
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Now that i’ve done that i wonder who really has the info i just typed in ?


24 posted on 04/01/2012 10:15:06 AM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

So very helpful, and my photo is much better than last year’s! (snicker)


25 posted on 04/01/2012 10:23:35 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Bwahaha, Mooch stole my identity!


26 posted on 04/01/2012 10:27:14 AM PDT by hope
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
who really has the info i just typed in ?

Me, of course. You DID include your credit card number and expiration date, right? If not, please FRMail it to me right away.

27 posted on 04/01/2012 10:33:07 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

So weird, that pix is at least ten years old.


28 posted on 04/01/2012 10:43:07 AM PDT by svcw (Romney/BHO only difference - one thinks he will be god, they other one thinks he already is.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
who the Hell is the National Motor Vehicle Drivers License Association?????

and why is there no ‘contact us’ or ‘about us’ information on their page?

and why are they openly distributing our private information, including physical description and birthdate?

this page should be forwarded to every congresscritter, and to every state attorney. today.

29 posted on 04/01/2012 11:40:51 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Ah ... April Fools day.


30 posted on 04/01/2012 11:52:09 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I’m old, I may need to turn in my DL. I didn’t realize it until my DL popped up, this is the second time I’ve bit on this.


31 posted on 04/01/2012 12:26:08 PM PDT by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

That web address looks like a fake. The web site IP address is essentially registered to an annonymous entity.


32 posted on 04/01/2012 12:29:45 PM PDT by jwsea55
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Now you can see anyone's Driver's License on the Internet and determine if yours is posted

They probably get posted after you enter it.

33 posted on 04/01/2012 12:32:59 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Just enter your name, city, and state to view if yours is on file.

Don't get taken.

34 posted on 04/01/2012 12:34:51 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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