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SJPD Warns Public of CA Driver's License Scams
Filed under Press Release, on 5/29/2014 3:26:00 PM by Author: Sergeant Heather Randol #3528.


New Driving Licenses Scams targeting the Immigrant Community

The San Jose Police Department wants to warn the community on scams targeting victims that want to obtain a California driver license for non documented drivers.

Several other states have issued driving licenses to the non documented drivers and now with the passing of AB 60, California will be issuing licenses. The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is not issuing licenses until Jan 1, 2015.

Beware of the Scams:

  1. Some criminals are asking for up to $1,000 each person to obtain a legal license.
  2. Beware of agents claiming that they can help you by paying a fee. Some criminals are posing as DMV personnel, and lawyers with licenses. These imposters are illegally charging for services and licenses.
  3. Beware of false DMV websites or How to get a California license web pages. The official website is
  4. Criminals are selling false documents to prove birth dates, and residency to present to the Department Motor Vehicle Department.
  5. If you are a victim or know of anyone who is criminally involved please call 911 or contact Crime Stoppers at 947-STOP.

How to obtain a license:

1. Written Test: Pass a 36 question test. You can prepare and study the California Driver Handbook which is available in ten languages.

  1. Take Practice Test: Sample tests can be found on the DMV website.

  1. Proper documents: Prepare all your documents to demonstrate the Department of Motor Vehicle when applying for your license that proves your residency and verify your identity.

  1. Make an Appointment for your license test. You can make an appointment online or call DMV customer service at (800) 777-0133

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