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Experts with the American Property Casualty Insurance Association said they are unaware of any such program.
Some DMVs have access to drivers’ records; however, they are not giving money away.
"I’m so grateful for my neighbor (who works for the DMV) who told me about this!" read the text with a since-deleted July 22 Facebook post. "Drivers with no DUIs are getting up to $610 back in savings. I simply entered my zip and got $610 back just for having a good record."
The post showed two pictures of people holding checks for $610 along with a link to a website that proclaimed, "All 50 States Approve $610 in Savings for US Drivers with No DUIs." The post told people to "check eligibility" at a link on the site.
The post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its news feed. (Read more about PolitiFact’s partnership with Facebook.)
Facebook post, July 22, 2021
Verify, Post claiming the DMV is sending people money for not having a DUI is false, June 4, 2021
The Brainy Penny News, US Drivers with No DUIs could get up to $610 Back in Savings accessed July 23, 2021 .
Email exchange with a representative from California DMV Office of Public Affairs, July 23, 2021
Email exchange with a representative from Washington D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles, July 22, 2021
Email exchange with Tamra Johnson, assistant vice president, Public Affairs American Property Casualty Insurance Association, July 23, 2021
Email exchange with Scott Hardin, spokesperson for the Arkansas Dept. of Finance and Administration, July 22, 2021
Email exchange with Wes Moster, director of communications for Tennessee Dept. of Safety & Homeland Security, July 23, 2021
Sitejabber, accessed June 26, 2021
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