Monday, March 11, 2013

US DOT Warns of Fraudulent DOT Licenses & Plates

On February 22, 2013, the United States Department of Transportation posted a warning regarding fraudulent DOT Driver’s Licenses and License Plates.  Below is taken from the FMSCA website:
Please note:
  • The United States Department of Transportation DOES NOT issue Motor Vehicle License Plates or Drivers Licenses.
  • Presentation of a “USDOT / FMCSA” Driver’s license or “Registrant Identity Card” is fraudulent.
  • DISPLAY of a “USDOT” License plate on a motor vehicle is fraudulent. 
  • State laws relevant to driver’s license requirements and/or vehicle registration are broken when: 
    • A fraudulent driver’s license OR a self-generated “ID Card” is presented in lieu of a state issued driver’s license or presented as an official government issued form of ID.
    • A fraudulent License Plate is displayed in lieu of a valid state issued license plate.
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