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On the Thursday of Welcome Week, I walked into Good Time Charley’s and handed Russell Dobson, a bouncer at the popular campus bar on. Movies and TV shows paint a pretty glamorous picture of fake IDs, but using one IRL isn’t as effortless as it seems on the big screen. Bouncers. But there are a number of tell-tale, nearly fool-proof ways that bouncers can figure out if that fake ID you’re carrying was made in your friend’s.

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If someone fiddles with a date or something in the bar code Currently 48 states are using micro print as a security feature. When magnified, the letters are clear, distinct and readable.

Forking over your hard-earned cash doesn’t guarantee you’ll get the solution you’re looking for. If we see anyone who looks under 25, we make sure to ID them,” he said. Washington State’s Growing Problem with Fake IDs The United States is facing a serious problem with the rising prevalence and proliferation of babrook identification cards across the country. Do you have a Threat Assessment Checklist?

Tachman doesn’t confiscate fake IDs at his liquor store either.

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If a fake ID does happen to work, it probably has nothing to do with the ID itself — at least according to A. Students from across the world get ready for travelling and having fun in your favourite restaurants and bars with your new ID! Lee Tachman, the owner of a liquor store in NYC’s Financial District, keeps an up-to-date identification manual in his store at all times to double-check IDs when needed. Fake ID users who are busted by the cops face, at the very least, several months of court cases and hefty legal expenses.


Their products possess several of the security features of genuine IDs. I checked for the micro print security feature with my magnifier and instantly recognized it as being counterfeit.

The phone more or less froze, suggesting that the technology is not percent fool-proof yet. Micro print is extremely small printed text that, to the naked eye, appears to be a solid line.

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Test Your Social Media Skills! Driver’s licenses are state-issued, so the legal consequences of getting busted with a fake one are confined to the state level. On a more lighthearted note, having two people in a driver’s license photo is also a pretty huge tipoff:. Checking Guide International U. The current version of BarZapp stores ID data on one’s device, so bars can prove whether they did or did not in fact scan an ID, and it contains images of what genuine IDs from various states or countries should look like, too.

Rarely will a bouncer ever take an ID and actually refuse to give it back. Don’t let these stories mislead you, though. But there are some limits, as Vice’s Motherboard found out in a test of a fake ID:.

While the app is touted as a great pocket tool for bouncers and servers, it can be used for any age-restricted product, like tobacco products or R-rated movies. Ludlow admitted to U.

The consequences of getting busted with a fake ID may far outweigh the momentary FOMO you’ll iid when you’re too young to go clubbing with your older friends. As the stories below show, fake identification has been highlighted in several recent events across the state:.

Are bouncers really that good at spotting fake IDs?

A former bouncer who asked to be identified as “A. Campus Safety magazine is another great resource for public safety, security and emergency management professionals. Officers were alerted and when they search the suspect, they found seven US passport cards with different names idd the same date of birth, seven debit cards with names matching the passport cards. Genuine micro print requires at least 10X magnification.


None of the counterfeit cards from IDChief have micro print. While IDChief provides exceptional quality for a counterfeit, the company has not been able to replicate most of the security features used on state issued IDs, including micro print. Bethany went on to say that nine of her friends bought their IDs at the same time and got a group discount.

That being said, fake IDs are a huge ud that can cause just as many, if not more, problems than they solve. It looks professionally made so kids like Bethany are always confident about showing it to you.

Shubaly confirmed that every big club he’d worked for had its own large box of confiscated IDs. How to Identify a Fake ID. He worked security for various bars and clubs in New York City on and off for 10 years.

The box on the garbook ID is actually made up of micro print. And he’s completely right.

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Meanwhile, we’re still waiting to get a smartphone versions of our driver’s licenses so we can completely ditch our wallets. The press release says that a future version barboo the app will allow users to upload data from scanned IDs to a central server. But there are some limits, as Vice’s Motherboard found out in a test of a fake ID: