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DMV on Lookout For Driver Authorization Card Scams

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LAS VEGAS -- The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles will be on the lookout for falsified documents from people wanting a driver authorization card.

DMV spokesman Kevin Malone said the department, which is preparing to starting issuing the cards January 2014, said the department doesn't want people pretending to live in Nevada just to get a card.

Malone said anyone can get auto insurance without a driver's license, but the card will encourage some to get auto insurance, especially because it's so easy.

"The process of getting a driver's authorization card is just the same as getting a driver's license," Malone said.

Drivers seeking such a card must prove they live in Nevada with such documents as a rent receipt, utility bill or bank or credit card statement.

To prove their identity, they will be allowed to use an identification card from the consulate of their home country, a passport or birth certificate from another country or a driver's license issued by another state.

"We are not out to be ICE (Immigrations and Customs Enforcement) or check anyone's citizenship," Malone said.

Malone said those who are undocumented will not be deported by the DMV.

But there is a problem: In other states that give driver's licenses to non-U.S. citizens, like New Mexico, criminals cashed in by selling fake documents to people not living in that state so they could get a license.

"For the criminal element that wants to take of advantage, our message is, we're ready for you," Malone said.

The DMV looks at anyone suspected of using fake documents, in addition to using facial recognition to search for those with more than one identity.

People can start to apply for the cards Jan. 2, 2014. The DMV is hiring 14 people to handle the extra workload.

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