Thursday, September 13, 2001

What's the Buzz?

Driver license info checked

        With identity theft on the rise, the state of Ohio is taking steps to make sure driver's licenses contain accurate information.

        The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles has enlisted the help of the Social Security Administration to help verify names, birthdates and Social Security numbers on the state's 9 million driver's licenses and photo ID cards.

        About 351,000 people in Ohio, or 3.9 percent of those registered with the BMV, have cards with information that doesn't match up with the Social Security Administration. Most are because names have changed, names are misspelled or birthdates are wrong.

        At the end of this week, the BMV will begin mailing letters to those people, notifying them of the discrepancy. Corrections can be made immediately or when licenses or ID cards expire.

James McNair

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