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Pérdida del permiso de conducir

Pérdida del permiso de conducir

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El estado podría marcar su número de licencia en caso de que otra persona intente utilizarla, o podría sugerirle que solicite una licencia de sustitución.

Your license contains a photo of you, as well as your name, address, age, and other personal details. Fraudsters could use this to steal your identity. Criminal identity theft occurs when someone has a brush with the law - anything from a traffic violation to a felony—and claims to be you. They eventually move on, leaving you with an unpaid parking ticket, bail or bond, or a court date that you know nothing about. Another scenario could involve combining your insurance card with your driver’s license information.  A criminal can seek medical care in your name. 

¿Qué hacer cuando se pierde el carné de conducir?

Si cree que ha perdido su permiso de conducir, hay algunos pasos importantes que debe dar inmediatamente.
  • Contact the nearest DMV branch to report it.
  • Contact the police. Call the police’s non-emergency line. This is the first thing you want to do if you believe you have been robbed. Even if you don’t think your license was stolen, it is still a good idea to make a police report. Make sure they notate your license number in their report. You can use that later to change your license number.  This will help prevent identity theft if your license is found. Tell the police that you would like to file a report.   Not only is there a chance that police might find the thief, but the existence of a police report will also help you contest any fraud committed in your name.
  • Coloque un congelamiento en sus informes de crédito. La información contenida en su licencia podría ser utilizada por un ladrón para crear una cuenta financiera a su nombre. Buscar un congelamiento evitará que esto suceda, y podría protegerlo de algunas de las peores consecuencias del robo de identidad.
  • Notify your state DMV.  To prevent thieves from using your license as their own, your state may flag the number so police know that it has been stolen.  This will alert law enforcement to be extra careful in identifying a person they may have pulled over.
  • Don’t drive until you get a replacement license.  You should get a new license as soon as possible, but you absolutely shouldn’t drive without one. Don’t risk additional violations during this stressful time.
  • Monitor credit reports.  Check your credit report for any accounts that crooks may have opened in your name. Some monitoring services and credit card companies now allow you unlimited access to credit information, so you could theoretically check every day. 
  • Prevent potential check fraud.  You also don’t want to have your license number automatically written at the top of your checks because if they were to end up in the wrong hands, it could result in years of check fraud problems. Check fraud is a felony and could lead to a warrant being issued if you are not careful.
Like Credit Reporting Agencies, Check Verification Companies keep track of what checks have been written and attributed to your driver’s license. You can get your reports for free from all three agencies.
  • ChexSystems (800) 428-9623
  • Certegy (800) 437-5120
  • TeleCheck (800) 366-2425

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