How to Spot a Fake ID2023-03-17 2023-03-17 15:59
How to Spot a Fake ID
How to Spot a Fake ID
This training guide provides instructions on the proper steps to check IDs, identify features of Illinois Driver’s Licenses and ID Cards, spot a fake ID, assess a cardholder, and handle a fake ID. The State of Illinois and the Illinois Liquor Control Commission created this guide.
To check IDs, the guide suggests greeting the guest and asking them to show their ID while checking for signs of intoxication or drug impairment. The guide then instructs to feel the card for any signs of tampering and to compare the picture to the person while checking the information and security features on the card. The guide also mentions that Illinois Driver’s Licenses have hologram security features visible under ultraviolet light.
To spot a fake ID, the guide recommends learning the basic elements and hidden security features, comparing the ID to a valid one, checking for lamination tampering, using tools like ultraviolet light, flashlight, and ID checking guide, and scanning the barcode.
To assess the cardholder, the guide suggests maintaining eye contact, looking at facial expressions and body language, asking for secondary forms of ID, comparing signatures, and asking questions. When carding a group, the guide advises asking everyone to pull out their IDs at the same time to prevent an ID from being passed around.
Regarding fake IDs, the guide advises establishments to set their own house rules and policies, confiscate fake IDs, and turn them over to the authorities. The guide warns about the legal consequences of using, obtaining, or possessing a fake driver’s license or ID card in the State of Illinois, including fines and jail time for several offenses.
Contained in this training guide are instructions for properly checking IDs, identifying the features of Illinois Driver’s Licenses and ID Cards, spotting fake IDs, assessing cardholders, and dealing with fake IDs. To check an ID properly, one should greet the guest politely, ask for their ID, feel the card for any signs of tampering, compare the picture to the person, check the information on the card, and check the security features on the card. Additionally, Illinois Driver’s Licenses have hologram security features visible under ultraviolet light. To spot a fake ID, one should learn the basic elements and hidden security features, compare the ID to a valid one, run a finger over the card, use ultraviolet light and an ID checking guide, and scan the barcode. To assess a cardholder, maintain eye contact with them, look at their facial expressions and body language, ask them questions, ask for a secondary form of ID if unsure of their identity, and compare signatures. In the event that one receives a fake ID, they should confiscate it and call the police. It is illegal to use, obtain or possess a fake driver’s license or identification card in Illinois, and anyone caught doing so can be convicted of a Class A Misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and fines up to $2,500.