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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It was cool evening in Santa Cruz, Calif. She eagerly handed her ID to him. As he held it up to the light, I could see it was a Florida driver license. The doorman handed the ID to me.

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I checked for the micro print security feature with my magnifier and instantly recognized it as being counterfeit. I asked Bethany to step out of line and placed her under arrest for presenting a fake ID. Bethany was 17 years old. Her counterfeit Florida driver license said she was Bethany went on to say that nine of her friends bought their IDs at the same time and got a group discount. That night she had left the other at home.

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Barbookk doorman was interested in how I could tell it was counterfeit. Why is it so easy for teenagers to get these fake IDs? Students from across the world get ready for travelling and having fun in your favourite restaurants and bars with your new ID! The Web site, based in Asia, offers good quality IDs for a reasonable price. Their products possess several of the security features of genuine IDs.


To the cursory examiner, the ID looks good. It has bright, easily seen holograms and UV features.

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It looks professionally made so kids like Bethany are always confident about showing it to you. The answer is yes. Keeping up with the latest security features and what the counterfeiters are doing will protect you and your campus from the criminal and civil liability surrounding underage drinking.

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. Micro print is extremely small printed text that, to the naked eye, appears to be a solid line.

When magnified, the letters are barbkok, distinct and readable.

Genuine micro print requires at least 10X magnification. Currently 48 states are using micro print as a security feature. None of the counterfeit cards from IDChief have micro print. The right training and a 10X magnifier is all it takes to reveal the fake ID. The box on the real ID is actually made up of micro print. When compared to the IDChief version, the difference is easy to recognize. Illinois places its micro print on the back of the card as a line under the state Web site address.


Currently, 48 states are using micro print as a security feature. Grab a 10X magnifier and look! And back to Bethany, whose Mom arrived to take custody of her. There are simple and easy tricks to detecting fake ID. With a few hours of training every employee can quickly and easily learn to recognize even the best fake ID.

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