New driver’s license scam; very serious fine of R$ 293.00 and a sentence of 2 to 6 years in prison

Criminals began to use driver’s licenses to scam unsuspecting people. Understand how this can affect you!

In today’s digital world, even the digital National Driving License (CNH) has become a target for criminals. Recently, a scheme to issue a fake digital driver’s license was discovered in Rio Grande do Sul, with the arrest of a driver who was using an irregularly prepared document. This alarming situation reveals a new type of fraud that spreads through messaging applications, where criminals advertise the quick and easy creation of a driver’s license.

In this article, we will delve into the details of this illicit scheme, discussing how it operates and the consequences for those who engage in this dangerous and illegal practice.

Did you know that your driving license can be the target of scams? Understand how this happens and learn how to prevent it! / Credit: @jeanedeoliveirafotografia / pronatec.pro.br

Alert: CNH Digital fraud – how criminals negotiate false documents

The Federal Highway Police in Rio Grande do Sul identified a criminal operation involving the issuance of fake digital driving licenses. The scheme starts with advertisements in groups of messaging applications, promising the quick creation of a driver’s license. Scammers charge between R$75 and R$200 for the fake document, which is made available on an unofficial and potentially dangerous application.

Risks of fake application

Using an unofficial application for your digital driver’s license presents significant risks. Experts warn that all data provided can be exposed and vulnerable, leaving the cell phone and your personal information at the mercy of criminals. Furthermore, the false document is not included in the official DETRAN system, resulting in serious legal consequences.

Legal consequences

Driving with a falsified license is a very serious offense, carrying a fine of R$293 and seven points on your license. Even more serious is the legal penalty for anyone who prepares or uses a false document, which varies from 2 to 6 years in prison. These penalties reinforce the seriousness of the act of acquiring or using a fake driver’s license.

The case of the arrested driver

A driver was recently arrested by the PRF for presenting a false digital driver’s license during an approach on BR-116, in Barra do Ribeiro. The application used by the driver was identical to the official one, but it was not the one provided by the federal government. When checking the document’s QR Code, the police noticed that the code did not work, and the PRF system identified that the man’s official driver’s license had been suspended for 18 years.

Security in the official DETRAN system

DETRAN’s official data system is secure and prevents fraud, providing security requirements that compare information with the national database of qualified employees. Using any other application to access the digital wallet is not recommended due to the risks of information collection and leakage.

Attention drivers: find out about offenses similar to the use of a fake driver’s license and its consequences

In addition to the offense of using a fake driver’s license, there are other similar traffic offenses that also carry serious consequences. Knowing them is crucial for safety and compliance with the law:

Driving without a license: driving without a license is a very serious offense, resulting in a fine and seizure of the vehicle. The penalty is more severe if the act results in serious accidents; Alteration of vehicle characteristics: unauthorized modifications to the vehicle, such as changes in color, structure or addition of prohibited accessories, are serious infractions. These modifications require authorization and inspection from DETRAN; fines and imprisonment; Dangerous driving: practices such as racing, dangerous maneuvers or driving under the influence of alcohol or psychoactive substances are considered very serious infractions. These actions put the lives of the driver and third parties at risk; Evasion of checkpoints: avoiding checkpoints, avoiding traffic stops, is a serious infraction. This is often interpreted as an attempt to hide some irregularity, whether in the driver or vehicle documentation.

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