Illinois is one among ten states that recently passed a law in 2013 to allow immigrants living in the state for over a year to apply for a driver’s license. They have issued over 53,000 licenses since enacting the program and are now being targeted by immigrant driver’s license scammers.
State licensing regulators are working to create a new rule that limits the number of appointments someone can make to obtain their license. Currently, scammers are using computerized dialers that flood the Secretary of State’s appointment system to obtain licenses. Some driver schools are also charging $1,000 from undocumented immigrants for “universal licenses” that are recognized in most states. Be on the lookout for these type of scams.
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