Maine Officials Notice Increase in Fake Social Security Numbers


Officials within a police department in Maine have warned of a surge in fake social security numbers being used for obtaining driver’s licenses.

“We’ve seen an increase in the use of 999-99-9999 as social security numbers at the DMV,” Valido wrote in a May 23 email to several police departments in York County, southern Maine.

To get a driver’s license in Maine, you must prove legal residency with two forms of identification: one showing your date of birth and one bearing your written signature, according to the BMV website.

“If your social security number is not on file with the Secretary of State, you must provide it,” the site adds.

The Maine Wire suggested the uptick in fake social security numbers could be due to an increase in nonimmigrant visa holders obtaining driver’s licenses with I-94 documents.

Several people took to X to criticize Maine officials for issuing licenses to illegal migrants using fake social security numbers.

The Immigration Accountability Project (IAP) questioned “how corrupt” officials needed to be “to issue a driver’s license to someone who writes 999-99-9999” as a social security number.

“In the words of @JoeBiden, ‘Come on, man!’” the IAP wrote.

Another person pointed out that the BMV is overseen by Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows (D), noting that under Maine law, “forgery is defined as falsely making, completing, or altering a written instrument with the intent to defraud or deceive another person.”

“What is causing this uptick?” Wessels added. “We need a legitimate investigation.”

Maine is one of many states that have experienced an influx of illegal aliens.

As of January 2024, officials announced 60 new apartments in five buildings for illegal aliens and their families, with Maine budgeting about $3.5 million for the project.

A report from the Migration Policy Institute indicated that as of 2022, Maine had approximately 56,419 foreign-born migrants, marking an almost 53.8 percent increase from 2000 to 2022.

Elizabeth Weibel
Elizabeth Weibel
Maryland raised. Virginia based.

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