While watching the movie The Blind Side, my husband and I noticed something . . . when the main character Michael Oher gets his drivers license there is a close up shot of it, and his Social Security number is listed on the driver’s license!
I was shocked when I saw this, and I had no idea that some states actually did this since I have never lived in a state that did this. Since I saw this as a HUGE risk to identity theft, I asked a good friend of mine, Denise Richardson, who operates the website GiveMeBackMyCredit.com and is a wonderful resource on the topic of identity theft about this, and here is what she sent to me . . .
More information on the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 is available as follows:
- Social Security Administration, www.ssa.gov/legislation/legis_bulletin_010705.html
- Congressional Research Service, www.fas.org/irp/crs/RL32722.pdf .