Too Many Smart Fakes For The ID’s Sake

Much to the alarm of state officials, and the police, fakes are doing the rounds in every corner of the world. With huge technological advancement, today’s brains are smarter and more tech-savvy. This explains why they can make excellent fake ID’s with an ease as they’d probably write a letter to Santa Claus. Today’s fakes are much improved than the earlier crude and obvious ones, thanks to scanners, printers and laminators. The anti-fake authorities are on their toes to stop this threatening business.

Creating and carrying fakes is mostly noticed in today’s youngsters, who use it primarily to get a drink at a pub or get a driver’s license. Though an intent look would know that the IDs are unreal, apparently these are good enough to befool the nightclub security, bartenders and cops. Teenagers who are under the legal age of drinking and would yet like to booze at clubs and pubs with buddies, often go for these real-looking IDs. And today’s smart kids don’t find it hard at all to produce a fake.

State officials keep revising their security fake ID features and training measures to keep up with the high-end authentic-looking fake IDs and driver’s licenses produced profusely. But creating fakes are just too easy–all you need is a template (easily found on the Internet), a photo scan, a color printer and a laminator. If you don’t want to do it yourself, there are even web-businesses who offer to create fakes for a fee ranging $10 to $150.

The order of creating fakes has increased so much in recent years that a recent study has revealed about 50% of underage high-school and college have fake IDs. Conducting a raid at bars, nightclubs and highways, police confiscated over 9,500 counterfeit IDs and fake driver’s license. In an attempt to find out how easy it is to get duplicate licenses, a group of officials found that it is extremely convenient to get as many drivers’ licenses as you want from various state motor vehicles without much interrogation. Most interestingly, those officials also got three licenses in just two days using a single fake name and identity.

With driving licenses coming in handy so easily, no wonder then that even the International driving licenses are also duplicated. An International driving permit is a very useful document allowing any driver to drive around the world without much difficulty. It helps in renting or hiring cars abroad, travel easily to any international location and includes translations of the native language for ease of understanding. But this must be carried along with the original driving license always. A license as useful as this is, therefore, easily replicated by offenders.

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