Skip to comments.Identity Theft Alert - Driver License
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.
Finally, now we know what you look like, lol.
My identity has been stolen by moochelle.
That is my drivers license.
But they were wrong about the height. Everything else was correct.
(Accept their picture was a little bit better)
I’m so glad mine wasn’t in the database. But I bet that site phishes all the data it can ;-)
yes we actually pay to have these idiots screw us around.
yes we actually pay to have these idiots screw us around. what was the purpose of this..posting of dl’s on the net?
Not true - check Snopes:
Good one... got me fooled.
I don’t even have to click the link. All I need to do is note the date.
....How do we know this is a “real” site and not some bunch of miscreants phishing our data...?
....we know now.....
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.
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.
Happy April Fool’s Day!
What is TODAYS DATE???
Damn. I never realized how much gray hair I had. Time for a little Grecian Formula.
Why is Michelle Robinson Obama’s picture on my driver’s license?