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1 Would You Believe it on Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:33 pm

Candy Cottingham


Veteran
I already removed mine. I suggest you all do the same.

Now you can see anyone's Driver's License on the Internet, including your own!
I just searched for mine and there it was...picture and all!





Thanks Homeland Security! Go to the web site, and check it out.




http://www.license.shorturl.com/




It's unbelievable!! Just enter your name, city and state to see.




After your license comes on the screen, click the box marked "Please




Remove." This will remove it from public viewing, but not from law




enforcement.




Please notify all your friends so they can protect themselves, too.Believe me they will thank you for it.

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/allcreativefriends/

2 Re: Would You Believe it on Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:37 pm

gypsy


Moderator
bush! homeland security??wasn't this his

just had to remind~











?

3 Re: Would You Believe it on Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:45 pm

gypsy


Moderator
candy, thought you said you didn't drive?? so is in the states/ or world wide?

4 Re: Would You Believe it on Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:22 am

runawayhorses


Owner
My guess is she didn't write that. It looks like an email. I'm not concerned about if my drivers license is one there because someone would have to have that info anyway to be able to pull it up, and if they have that info they most likely already know what you look like..



I just googled it and found tons of material on it basically all saying it was a hoax email:

"The email forward included below is simply the bait for a classic "gotcha" joke and should not be taken seriously. You cannot actually view drivers licence information on the site by entering a name, city and state into the website mentioned in the message. Visitors who do enter the requested details eventually arrive at a "results" page that displays a fake driver's licence that includes an amusing image in place of the usual licence holder's photograph. It does not matter what data is entered into the "search", as the end result will be the same. Even completely fabricated information will generate an identical result.

The site claims that the information entered is not collected and I have no reason to doubt this claim. The following statement is included on the "results" page:

Privacy Policy: This site did not collect the name you entered. It was used only to simulate the joke search and generate the image above.

The website is actually rather clever and, since no real driver's licence information is revealed, it does not compromise the privacy of licence holders in any way. Unfortunately, many people are forwarding the message onward without bothering to go to the site and check it out. Seemingly, many recipients are taking the email at face value and actually believe the information it contains to be true. These days there are a plethora of real threats to our privacy so obscuring the truth by perpetrating false invasion of privacy stories is less than desirable.

Having said that, taken in context, the site represents an enjoyable prank. If you have a minute, you might like to visit the site mentioned and enter some data in order to test the joke for yourself. As stated above, the name you enter does not need to be real. If you are concerned about providing your name on the site, just invent one. The end result will be the same."

5 Re: Would You Believe it on Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:37 am

Candy Cottingham


Veteran
I do not drive

I did not enter anything just went to the last page.

The Gotcha has been around a long time, and still going round.

Your Medical records maybe published on line soon.

So if you have Myxomatosis everyone will know.

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/allcreativefriends/

6 Re: Would You Believe it on Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:38 am

gypsy


Moderator
I figured as much on email pranks,takes all kinds to make the world turn I guess..LOL

7 Re: Would You Believe it on Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:40 pm

SSC


Admin
Candy that was tooooo funny, didn't see a Bush feature but for sure an Obama one..thanks for posting that..loved it

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