Sat, Sep 9, 2000 2:15 AM
Subject: Identity theft
I have been a victim of identity theft for the second time to my knowledge. Years ago I lost my wallet and whoever found it has been using my drivers license and the consequences of his actions are affecting me. Now my insurance is about to be revoked next month on both my car and my wife's, unfortunately, she will be dragged into this because she is my wife. This person is running around doing these senseless acts of reckless driving and I'm paying for it with my good name. Years ago he received a citation for running a red light and the court date arrived for me to show up, thank God that the court granted me an abstract and cleared me then, but why should I have to be spending my time from my work and my family trying to fix the damage that this person is doing? The DMV issued me the same license number and common sense would have thought that I would have received a new one instead, I mean, if you lose your checkbook, you don't request that they send you the same series of check numbers? Now my insurance wants proof that it really isn't me on this new citation, and I can't pull a license plate number for this guy because it's illegal... what am I supposed to do now? I have a citation number and a vehicle license plate number as well.
I think that the government should help us law abiding citizens in situations like this one, if they would have issued me a new number this guy could have probably already been caught after the second time he gave the officer MY drivers license.