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Critics blast possible ID theft on Ont. website

Opposition critics are blasting the Ontario government after itrevealed there was a possible case of identity theft linked to itsdriver’s licence address-change website.

Opposition critics are blasting the Ontario government after it revealed there was a possible case of identity theft linked to its driver’s licence address-change website.

The government said on the weekend it was probing “misuse” of the website, and cited possible identity fraud.

NDP justice critic Peter Kormos said the information would have been safer with human civil servants who can verify whether people requesting an address change match the photo on the licence.

“They’ve set up millions of people for identity theft and identity fraud,” he said.

“It’s not enough now simply to say we’re going to fix it. It’s important now for the Liberal government to determine how many people have been exposed and to ensure that those people who have been exposed have not had their identities corrupted.”

At least one affected person who lives in the Niagara region has contacted Kormos, and he said there could be more cases.

The man, who asked to speak on condition of anonymity because he is concerned about having his identity stolen again, thinks someone with a photocopy of his driver’s licence used the online system to make an unauthorized address change.

 
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