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Is it safe to give out your driver's license number?

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Aug 26, 2009
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Is it safe to give out your driver's license number?

Hi RFD,

I signed up to be a float driver for Pride, because how often do you get to drive a float =D

But the person in the school office wants my driver's license number through email.

Is that safe to give?

Thanks
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I would assume the insurance company would need it
kulong wrote:
Jun 13th, 2011 4:51 pm
Hi RFD,

I signed up to be a float driver for Pride, because how often do you get to drive a float =D

But the person in the school office wants my driver's license number through email.

Is that safe to give?

Thanks
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sure. not much is going to happen.

just let it be known, your drivers license number contains your last names first letter, and your birth date.

x00000000yymmdd

x being last name first letter, yy mm dd of course being the date of birth.

so if your not comfortable with someone knowing this info, dont give it out. but in the end they will see it regardless.
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who would you give the #s to?

insurance co needs it for underwriting.
anyone else, tell them to screw off.
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maniacshopper wrote:
Jun 13th, 2011 7:06 pm
who would you give the #s to?

insurance co needs it for underwriting.
anyone else, tell them to screw off.

Uhh no.
For event like an accident, you have to provide driver's license and let the other party record the number.
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Yea it's safe. Your driving record is accessible by anyone anyways. The mto only releases more sensitive info to trusted people or yourself.

Nothing wrong with th number, the probably onlywanna report to ins comp.
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kulong wrote:
Jun 13th, 2011 4:51 pm
Hi RFD,

I signed up to be a float driver for Pride, because how often do you get to drive a float =D

But the person in the school office wants my driver's license number through email.

Is that safe to give?

Thanks

that sounds like an awesome experience...ive always wondered how those floats are able to drive so slow lol..is it a feature built into the vehicle? or is the operator the one who controls the speed
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Seems like the OP is apprehensive about sending personal information via e-mail as opposed to giving out the personal information itself (at least, that's what I see).

If you're worried about sending it through e-mail, see if there is a telephone number which you can contact them at.

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