Current Bank Statement with Balance Scanned to DMV Documents for ID

Updated 5 years ago by Tony E. Rutherford, News Editor
Current Bank Statement with Balance Scanned to DMV Documents for ID

Huff, puff, and lots of sinus drainage aside. Obtaining a West Virginia state ID from the Department of Motor Vehicles has become an exercise minutely similar to a Department of Homeland Security verification validation in the name of vigilance.

At the risk of having security show up at the front door, I’ve many times THOUGHT that the LOL (lots of laughs) way to handle the shoe and underwear bomber threats --- Ready, either a “Naked Airlines” or having “Disposable Flight Clothing” purchased by everyone. Hey, no more dirty, smelly, embarrassing feet inconvenience.

By expressing an extreme, now, I turn serious --- proving residency.

First, having moderate anxiety related issues from a fiery rear end car accident, I object to drug addict styled monitoring because my anti-panic prescription for over a generation has been a single dose of a prescription now widely used for illegal drug sale.

Further, I am offended to be looked upon as a potential “user,” when I experience sinus blockage, sinus infections, and related allergic respiratory disease. My mom (who’s 90) objects to prescription pills taken off the market so that drug abusers can’t get them. So, we suffer with our allergies due to the bad dudes. That excludes the stores that want ID's to purchase nail polish remover.

That said, let’s return to the ID.

Having no problem allowing a representative to LOOK AT for proof of residency a utility bill, a bank statement (gee, one must be within 60 days), or a pay stub or tax return. However, the invasion of privacy and identity theft potential comes AFTERWARDS.

DMW scans the docs, yes, they include account numbers, balance and those details. Should not those specifics be REDACTED (i.e. blacked out)?

Ironically, they will NOT accept any kind of MEDICAL identification as proof. They are watching for that portion of the Bill of Rights and the sometimes existence of a medical privilege, yet, disregarding other ones, to potentially fall into the wrong hands (it takes just one dishonest employee).

No wonder, I said a four letter “S” word after being told to go back home and get additional specifics. By the time I got back, and saw the scanner, I was DRAINED from sun exposure.

Pass me a tissue, please.

 

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