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DMV Sends Licenses To Wrong Addresses (KFWB) -- California's Department of Motor Vehicles has mailed as many as 3,000 driver's licenses to the wrong addresses due to a malfunction in an 8-year-old sorting machine that processes more than 7 million licenses and ID cards every year. DMV officials say they will retire the machine.

It is unclear exactly how many licenses were erroneously mailed. There are 202 confirmed errors so far, but officials expect more.

Officials say they are not concerned about the stray licenses. They are asking those who receive a license that does not belong to them to return it. Those who do not could face criminal charges.

For the actual license owners, the DMV will issue a new license number upon request to prevent identity theft.

Motorists with questions should call DMV's information line at 1-800-777-0133.

-- PHO (, May 11, 2001



Does California routinely use Social Security Number as a driver's license number?

-- Andre Weltman (, May 11, 2001.

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