Did you know that the DMV uses information from the Social Security Administration to fact check information people put on applications for driver licenses and identification cards?
While the agency has been collecting social security numbers for all commercial driver license applications since 1989, “Ask the DMV” reports it was in 1992 that the state legislature authorized the DMV to begin collecting social security numbers from first time driver and ID card applications. In 1993, the agency implemented the fact checking program for renewal applicants.
At first, local DMV offices visually verified social security numbers. Now, the process is done electronically to add “to the accuracy, reliability, and integrity of your driver license and identification card,” according to the weekly transportation column from the DMV.
Learn more about ID fraud at http://www.DMV.ca.gov/consumer/fraud.htm.