NDDOT clears up confusion over correspondence

Submitted Photo This sample letter from North Dakota Department of Transportation’s Driver’s License Division shows legitimate correspondence.

The North Dakota Department of Transportation issued a statement Tuesday to clear up confusion regarding its correspondence with drivers after a social media post reported an apparent scam.

The social media post stated a letter on the NDDOT letterhead was a scam that misused the department’s identity.

The NDDOT reports the letter is, in fact, legitimate. The purpose of the letter is to inform the driver there was an inquiry of their driving record from an insurance company, current employer or prospective employer. The NDDOT provides driver record information in accordance with North Dakota Century Code 39-33-05 to a company making the request and then also notifies the driver about the inquiry.

If a driver receives this letter, no action is needed unless there is a question about the information provided, according to the department.

The social media post involved a driver who attempted to contact the company making inquiry and was asked for Social Security and driver’s license information.

The NDDOT apologized for any confusion the letter caused and directed anyone with questions to call 328-2604.


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