"Milford Police add New Technology to Scan Driver's Licenses" - 2/2/2013
The Milford, MA Police Department recently added nine of our ID-1000 readers to their police cruisers! Having to call in an ID to verify the person's identity can be extremely time consuming, where our readers give a result in under five seconds. Our software also quickly populates the department's RMS system with the information extracted from the ID's. Read the whole story here.
"21 Current and Former Students Indicted in Athens Fake ID Production" - 8/4/2013
Fake ID's are incredibly easy to make and distribute, as shown in a new case in Athens, GA. 20 college-aged people have been indicted for various crimes as of August 4th relating to the production and distribution of fake ID's. Together, they have fabricated and sold around 2,000 fake ID's. The investigation took place in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and Michigan and went on for two years. Fake ID's aren't only coming in from overseas! The technology to create them is widely available, which leads to more fake ID's out there than most people think. Read the article here.
"Fake ID's: How Hard is it?" - 5/29/2013
As most people know, fake ID's are everywhere nowadays. A large number of them come from China and other places overseas. However, plenty of fakes are still made inside the U.S. and law enforcement agencies are doing whatever they can to stop this from happening. In Charlottesville, VA, a headquarters of a fake ID ring which has sold over 4,000 fake ID's since 2011 was just raided by police. Some wonder how this can continue for so long. David Huff of the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control states, "What is problematic is the level of sophistication in some of the IDs we see." He also notes about the fabrication of fake ID's that, "It's very easy to do, unfortunately." At Advanced ID Detection we know this all too well. Take a look at what we can offer to protect yourself and your business from fraud, and read the full article here.
"How to identify fraudulent IDs - Software stores locally the configurations of more than 2,500 ID types in use in North and Central America" - 3/11/2013
Former law enforcement officer Tim Dees recalls when fake ID's were extremely easy to spot explaining, "When I was working the street in the 1980s, false IDs weren’t all that difficult to spot." He notes that people used to be able to order them from magazines. The process has changed since then, as most people now order them over the internet from fabricators overseas in countries such as China. Giving credit to real state ID's he explains, "Driver licenses and state identification cards now incorporate multiple anti-counterfeiting measures, including watermarks visible only under UV light, “ghost” images of the bearer’s photo behind other data, holographic media, and encrypted bar codes and magnetic strips." However, counterfeiters are now able to fairly accurately reproduce these features. This is where the Visual-AIDD software is so useful, as NONE of the fake ID's from overseas can fool our technology! Read the rest of Tim Dees' take on the progression of ID security here.
"DHS Fails Again to Implement ID Card Protections" - 1/4/2013
The REAL ID Act, passed in 2005, aimed to make driver's licenses and other forms of identification more secure. In the 9/11 attacks, 18 terrorists had false identification with them and six of the terrorists used the fake ID's to board airplanes. So far the REAL ID act has only been successful in securing forms of identification in 13 of the fifty states. Every state should have been compliant with this act by May of 2008, however the Department of Homeland Security has been issuing the 37 non-compliant states extensions since then. Had the Act been successful, U.S. forms of identification would be much harder to fabricate. The fact that the act has failed so far makes the Visual-AIDD system incredibly useful. Many state ID's are still being faked extremely easily and frequently. Read the whole article here.
"Coalition targets underage drinking" - 12/30/2012
In South Carolina, a mother who volunteers for the Greenville County Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Coalition just finished up a ten month campaign to stop underage drinking. Her motivation is that her daughter was sold alcohol underage and later died in an alcohol-related car accident. In the campaign, law enforcement performed checks with alcohol vendors to make sure that they were not selling to minors. Curtis Reece of Prevention Services claims, "During the time of its existence, the likelihood of someone under 21 being able to purchase alcohol in Greenville County has decreased from 45 percent to less than 10 percent." This is a major feat for the county, and law enforcement will conduct another campaign again in January. Law enforcement could bring that percentage down to zero with Visual-AIDD checking for fake ID's! The Milford, MA police have just installed nine systems in their cars, and police everywhere else should do the same! It can be useful for preventing underage drinking as well as ordinary traffic stops, as many officers have been presented fake ID's in these situations. Read the full article here.
"ABC Checks Local Liquor Sellers" - 12/28/2012
The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Administration recently visited 19 establishments in the county of Randolph for compliance of refusing to sell to minors. Three restaurants and one hotel did not pass their checks, and can possibly be fined by the ABC. In the worst of cases, the establishment's liquor license can be revoked for up to five years. The four failing establishments may be checking for some form of ID now, but it is extremely likely that minors are still obtaining alcohol by using fake ID's. The AIDD-1000 can fix that problem! Read the whole article here.
"County DWI Unit Hunts for Underage ‘providers’" - 12/27/2012
Over the holiday break for schools and colleges, New Mexico's Sandoval County DWI prevention program sent minors into liquor stores to see how well the stores really follow the law. Generally, high school students that could pass for 21 year old adults try to purchase liquor, and a program's agent observes. If the clerk sells alcohol to a minor, the agent reports the incident to state police who will then issue a citation to the store. Although the program's minors sent into the businesses use their real ID's, minors with fake ID's are absolutely using them in the county to purchase alcohol. New Mexico's percentage of minors who buy their own alcohol is the lowest in the country, however as long as the number isn't zero, there is still a problem. The Visual-AIDD system can help fix that! Read the entire article here.
"Novelty Fake IDs Fly Under Forgery Radar" 12/17/2012
Regular shops in Canadian cities such as Toronto are selling fake ID's out of shops which openly advertise that they are selling "novelty ID's". These ID's have holograms, UV images, and even a working 2-D barcode. For fifty dollars, a teenager can obtain a fake license from any U.S. state and most Canadian provinces. Also for ten dollars more, the counterfeiters will also fabricate the teen an ID card from a Canadian university. The store workers will sell a fake ID to a minor even if he or she mentions that the ID will be used to buy alcohol. These ID's are allowed to be sold because they apparently have enough very small differences from real ones. However, these ID's can easily fool most doormen or store clerks. To protect your establishment from all of these "novelty ID's", take a look at our AIDD-1000 reader! It CANNOT be fooled by these phony ID's. Read the article and watch the news report here.
"Checking it Twice" - 12/21/2012
John Burton of the Ohio Investigative Unit recently held an information session on how to spot fake ID's and crack down on underage drinking at the Crystal Room in Troy, Ohio. Area police officer Joel Misirian said, "I wanted to bring local businesses together so everybody is on the same page with alcohol." More than 75 staff members, bartenders, and servers were taught ways to make sure that they were serving alcohol legally. Workers at local businesses in Ohio only receive a booklet on the matter, and have no formal classes or training. Alcohol training classes and booklets can be very useful, but today's fake ID's can fool even the best trained doormen and bar staff. Luckily for owners, the Visual-AIDD system can't be! Read the full article here.
"In Illinois, Having a Fake ID is a Class 4 Felony" - 11/21/2012
Lincoln Avenue in Chicago, Illinois is a street packed with bars and clubs. Bouncers know that underage teens will try to gain access to these places, but the teens are becoming harder and harder to spot. This is due to the fact that the quality of fake ID's has risen dramatically in the past few years. Tyler Dumontelle of the Illinois Secretary of State Police explains, "We went from a time about six years ago when you could almost peel a fake driver’s license apart in two seconds – to something now [where] they’ve managed to duplicate all the rather fancy holograms from various states." While counterfeiters have the latest technology to produce fake ID's, bar, nightclub, casino, and liquor store owners should stay up to date on the latest technology to catch the counterfeits as well. Luckily, the AIDD-1000 reader can catch every ID-100 card that a teen might try to use! Read the full news report and watch the video here.
"Patrol Arrests Three in Fake ID Raid" - 11/20/2012
State police officers in Columbus, Ohio arrested three men from Mexico who had been operating in a house on the far West Side. They sold fake fake ID's for $400 each, mostly to other illegal immigrants hoping to gain real ID's, social security cards, and permanent resident cards. The men have become extremely hard to identify because they were also using many different ID's that they made for themselves. These men could have been caught even sooner if Columbus police had the AIDD-1000 readers in their cars! Milford, MA police have recently installed 9 systems in nine different cruisers, knowing that the systems will be extremely necessary to do their jobs effectively. Read the full Columbus news article here.
"Student charged in fake ID-making operation" - 11/14/2012
A sophomore engineering student at Texas State was arrested at his fraternity and charged with 14 counts of delivery or manufacture of a counterfeit instrument. Carrying a fake ID in Texas is only a $400 fine, but making and distributing one is up to ten years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. San Marcos police department officer Tiffany Williams was told by a doorman at a bar that someone tried to use a fake ID to gain access to a bar. Later that night the person was found, and he gave the police information leading to the counterfeiter's capture. Fakes are becoming more difficult for doormen to spot every day, so protect your establishment with the Visual-AIDD system! Read the full article here.
"Fake ID's Land Pittsfield Bar in Busload of Trouble" - 8/21/2012
In Pittsfield, MA as many as 70 kids were removed from the Back Nine Bar and Grill on Monday. Lieutenant Michael Grady of the Pittsfield P.D. said, "Anyone could see they were underage." The manager of the bar claimed, "They did not get into my bar without an ID that said they were 21." He also said of the 41 fake ID's that were confiscated, "If you look at these IDs, they have holograms on them," adding, "A police officer came up to me and said 'If you don't have a scanner, there's no way you can tell those were fake.'" This is why the Visual AIDD is so important to bar, liquor store, and casino owners as well as police! The doormen were both TIPS certified and at least 41 fake ID's were taken as being legitimate. The Back Nine Bar and Grill now has a 14-day suspension for the incident. Read more about why establishments like these should have our system here.
"Being Real Over Fake ID's" - 8/19/2012
A liquor store owner in Nebraska has found a new way to catch high school students trying to buy alcohol with fake ID's - hire one of their teachers. Larry Gergurich noticed a huge amount of young customers from out of state ID's coming into his store, and this made him more suspicious that the ID's they were carrying were fake. He stated that the ID's were "picture perfect" but says about fake ID use, "A teacher works for us and recognized some of them and by golly, started to put an end to that." He usually finds the phone number of the child and contacts his or her parents to let them know what's going on. Read the story and watch the news report here.
"Hilton Head Man Accused of Selling Fake IDs From Beach City Road Home" - 8/16/2012
An undercover operation in Hilton Head, South Carolina has recently caught an illegal immigrant named Manuel Rodriguez selling fake international driver's licenses from his home. An informant wearing a wire bought a fake ID with $60 as a down payment and told him that he would have the ID ready in 10 days. Eleven days later the informant went back and paid another $60 to buy the ID. When Rodriguez was arrested he claimed that he didn't know what he was doing was illegal. He bought his own from a website and had never gotten in any trouble with it even though many police officer have seen it. He decided to buy them for other people and act as a middle man, making a small profit from the ID's. Read the full article here.
"Police Bust Fake ID Scam" - 8/15/2012
In Canberra, Australia police found a huge fake ID operation and seized over 130 fake New Zealand and California driver's licenses along with some proof of age cards. The equipment used to make them as well as two tasers and electronics were also seized. The operation was supposedly run by an 18 year old man from Canberra who was selling the fakes to underage kids from the area. Security guards have first started noticing the fake ID's since July 2010 and the fake ID maker has been improving on them ever since. Read the full article here.
"Fake ID Website Shut Down After Senators Take Action" - 8/14/2012
The Illinois and Iowa senators who sent a letter to the Chinese to shut down the website IDchief.ph were successful as of this past weekend. All that remains of the fake ID website is a message claiming that all the owners were doing was trying to "help the poor student have some fun." While most of their business is from college students trying to gain access to bars and liquor, government officials feared that these sophisticated ID's could have fallen into the hands of terrorists. The article (falsely) states, "The wildly popular China-based ID Chief.ph has been producing fake IDs that are so sophisticated, they can pass through scanners designed to detect fraudulent cards and prevent minors from buying alcohol." While this may be true for most ID scanners, this is not true about the AIDD-1000 system. Our forensic ID verification technology can detect any fake ID's from ID Chief as well as the ID's produced by any other novelty ID fabricators. Read the story and watch the news report about the IDchief.ph shutdown here.
"Brazilian Passport Fraudsters Jailed After Ringleader Caught in Mitcham" - 8/14/2012
Four Brazilian men were arrested for making fake EU passports, UK driver's licenses, and national insurance cards. The leader of the group was caught right in the middle of fabricating a Portuguese passport on his computer. The other three men were illegal immigrants who had stayed in the country longer than their visas were valid for. A detective inspector named Sarah Davies claimed, "The group, led by ringleader Marcello Fernandes, appeared to have been setting up illegal and fully functioning passport factories like franchises, providing false identities and even equipment and manufacturing advice to their 'customers'." Read the full article here.
"Chinese Company Stops Selling Fake U.S. IDs" - 8/13/2012
The Chinese fake ID fabrication company IDchief.ph has been shut down since four U.S. senators sent a letter to the Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yesui. IDchief.ph was the biggest producer of fake ID's flowing into the U.S. Many fake ID producers are still operating in China, just on a smaller scale. The article reads, "The Illinois senators issued a joint statement Monday saying they will continue to work to shut down other websites providing fake U.S. identification documents "in order to protect United States' national security interests." Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk said, "We hope the Chinese government will be a partner in that effort," as it looks like they have cooperated with the U.S. so far. President of the Coalition for a Secure Driver's License, Brian Zimmer, also said about the letter, "It is clear that action soon followed in China leading to an abrupt end to the menace of hundreds of thousands of counterfeit IDs flooding this country." Read the whole article here.
"China Is Taking Over The Fake ID Business" - 8/11/2012
Most of the fake ID's used by students nowadays are made overseas in countries such as China, and they are more popular than some might think. The article states that, "A study in 2009 of American university students found that 17% of freshmen and 32% of seniors owned a false ID." Seeing as that is a statistic from 3 years ago the numbers are probably even higher now. This means that at least one third of college students have tried to pass off a fake ID, which can be very unnerving for bar and liquors store owners operating close to college campuses. This proves how useful the AIDD-1000 forensic ID verification system really is in these areas. The police and many liquor stores near UMASS and URI already have our system! Protect your establishment with our system too!
"Boise Police Encounter Growing Number of Fake ID's" - 8/10/2012
U.S. senators Chuck Grassley and Tom Harkin of Iowa and Mark Kirk and Dick Durbin of Illinois sent a letter last week to Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yesui asking the Chinese government to shut down the popular fake ID website IDchief.ph. As of August 10th, 2012, the website states that the fake ID makers are, "stopping the website and novelty id service." The letter to the Chinese appears to have worked. From the past history of these ID makers though, they will not be closed for business for long. With their record of changing website domains it is very possible that the same makers will just start producing the same ID's under a different name. With the danger of the IDchief ID's still out there, it is still incredibly important to protect your establishment with the AIDD-1000 reader. As most people in the business know, IDchief wasn't the only business making fraudulent ID cards. Read the full article from Boise Weekly here.
"Mansfield Police Chief: 'The Game has Changed' with Underage Drinkers" - 8/9/2012
Mansfield, MA police chief Arthur O'Neill calls the fake ID's coming from China "nearly perfect" and says, "These are government-quality documents that are nearly impossible to detect with the naked eye." He also claims that, "business people need to be aware of these fakes." The Mansfield police as well as the Comcast Center both have purchased an AIDD-1000 system and take underage drinking extremely seriously. They have caught hundreds of fake ID's by using the system and know that it is a necessary security measurement to protecting the people. Read the full article here.
"Local 2 Investigates Fake ID Ring" - 8/8/2012
A Houston, TX news team called Local 2 Investigates decided to go undercover to report the inner workings of a fake ID ring operating in a flea market. After being bounced around to multiple ring members, the undercover reporter was told to wait for a phone call, which came about two hours later. After walking to a specific part of the flea market a man walked by and handed him an authentic-looking Texas ID. The scary part is that the ID was fabricated and delivered only THREE HOURS after the reporter asked for the ID. Fake ID's are everywhere, so protect your establishment with our Visual-AIDD system! Watch the news report and read the full article here.
"Senators Ask Chinese to Help stop Flood of Fake IDs" - 8/7/2012
Four senators have recently appealed to the Chinese government to help stop the flow of fake ID's into the U.S.. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Mark Kirk of Illinois, Dick Durbin of Illinois, and Tom Harkin of Iowa sent the letter to Chinese ambassador Zhang Yesui included in the letter, "We remain concerned that high-quality counterfeit identification documents will get into the hands of terrorists that can use them to circumvent our security infrastructure in their plot to harm our country." Fake ID's are becoming a larger and larger problem, and the Chinese fake ID makers such as IDchief.ph seem to have no intentions of stopping the fabrication of them. Luckily, the AIDD-1000 can catch them all! Read the full USA Today article here.
"Fake IDs Surfacing Here from Overseas; They're Easy to Buy, Hard to Detect" - 8/4/2012
All over the campus of the University of Tennessee, bars and clubs are catching fake ID's from 12 to 14 countries. Owner of the Hill Bar in Fort Sanders, Trevor Hill, says with a pile of fake ID's on the table in front of him, "...since all of these can beat it what's the point of using an ID scanner? They don't even make an ID scanner right now that can tell." He clearly hasn't heard of the Advanced ID Detection forensic ID verification system! No matter what kind of fake ID a college student is carrying, our scanners will catch it! Watch the video to the right to see Trevor Hill's take on the growing fake ID problem, and read the full article here.
Advanced ID Detection in the News: "Fake ID Arrests Lead to Related Charge" - 8/2/2012
A man and a woman were arrested near Patriot Place in Foxboro, MA for trying to pass off a fake New Jersey ID as being real at Route 1 Liquor Mart. The man ran from the store and was later found by police with multiple credit cards containing fake names, new electronics, and expensive clothing. Police chief Edward O'Leary said that the AIDD-1000 reader used to catch the fake ID is "very sophisticated," and also claims, "It's been very good at picking up fake ID's." Read the full story here.
"Girl Arrested For Offering A Cop $15 To Get Her Fake ID Back After Being Pulled Over For A DUI" - 7/30/2012
An 18 year old was pulled over in Ponte Vedra, FL for swerving in between lanes and making an overly wide right turn. When the office approached the silver Honda, he smelled alcohol and asked for her ID. He spotted a South Carolina ID while she was looking around in her wallet for her Florida license. She refused to do a sobriety test and was arrested on suspicion of DUI. When in the back of the officer's car, she tried to bribe the officer with $15 to get the fake ID back and claimed that it took her months to be able to make the money to pay for it. Read the rest of the article here.
"More Fake ID Turning up in Calgary" - 7/26/2012
In Canada, border officials are seeing more and more shipments of "gifts" flowing into the city of Calgary. At first glance these packages contain only a piece of junk. However, the actual merchandise contained in the package is fake ID's which are most likely from China. Detective Dean Nichol claims, "it's a bigger problem than some give it credit for," noting that they are not only tools for students to obtain alcohol, but for criminals to gain access to certain establishments as well. Read the rest of the story here.
"Rodney, You Plonker! Underage Drinker Tried to Use Fake ID for Rodney Charlton Trotter of Peckham to get into Pub" - 7/25/2012
In the UK a man tried to use a fake ID at a pub that didn't even have his real picture on it. The picture was of a famous British actor named Nicholas Lindhurst, who acts on a show called "Only Fools and Horses". The user of the fake ID claimed to be only 24, when the date of birth on the license was February 26, 1960. The signature in the picture to the left which reads "Cosmic", doesn't even look real. The user of the ID left before police got to the pub. Clearly ID's as fake as this don't turn up often, but when they do, the Advanced ID Detection ID verification system catches them all! Read the rest of the story here.
Advanced ID Detection in the News: "Youth Leaders, Police Unite to Curb Widespread Underage Drinking" - 7/20/2012
The Martha's Vineyard restaurant and bar scene has been cracking down on fake ID use all over the island! Before the island had started using our Advanced ID Detection system, six or seven establishments failed underage drinking checks by the police. Now that word of our system has spread around among the locals only three establishments failed, none of which own our forensic ID verification system. Amy Look, owner of Al's Package Store in Edgartown said, “It detects all kinds of stuff, so it’s a whole lot easier,” and, “It’s hard to detect a fake ID if you don’t have the machine.” Bartender at the Seafood Shanty, Jasmine Godek, stated, “It’s just easier, it kind of a gives a peace of mind,” and, “We’re not worried about the IDs.” The article also mentions that kids even as young as seventeen have been caught by the system with fake ID's. Read the full article here.
"Hezbollah Is Blamed for Attack on Israeli Tourists in Bulgaria" - 7/19/2012
A member of Hezbollah working in the country of Bulgaria was identified as the man who killed five Israeli tourists at an airport in Burgas. He was carrying a fake Michigan license when he detonated a bomb killing five Israelis, one Bulgarian bus driver, and himself. Had the security at the airport been more diligent, the Michigan ID could have been found to be fake before he even got near the tour bus carrying the victims. An AIDD-1000 reader would have been all that was needed to avoid this horrible situation. ID verification is not only necessary for small things like liquor sales, it is even more important in security and keeping people safe! Read the full article here.
"Mass. Registry of Motor Vehicles Employee Charged with Producing False Driver’s Licenses" - 7/18/2012
Massachusetts licences and ID's are known as some of the most secure ID-1 types of documents in the 50 states. Unfortunately their security was compromised by an employee at the Massachusetts RMV who was illegally producing fake driver's licenses. She used her position inside the RMV to create about 15 fake identifications and sold them for about $200 each. These licenses were then sold for about $4000 each. The fact that sellers of counterfeit ID's need to find someone in the registry to obtain fake Massachusetts licenses instead of making them themselves says great things about the security of the documents. Things can change quickly though, so protect your establishment with an AIDD-1000 reader which can't be fooled by counterfeits! Read the rest of the story here.
Advanced ID Detection in the News: "Funny Money – Tip from Trooper Nets Counterfeit Cash" - 7/14/2012
The AIDD Review function has already shown its incredible use at Busa Liquors in Burlington, Massachusetts! A woman tried to buy liquor with a one hundred dollar bill which was later found to be counterfeit. Since her ID was scanned by the AIDD-1000 reader in use at the store, her license information could easily be found. By identifying the suspect, police arrested her and found another $2900 in counterfeit hundred dollar bills in her black Nissan. Since identifying the suspect, over $7000 in counterfeit money has been recovered! The AIDD-1000 system isn't only for preventing underage drinking; for most stores it is an indispensable security device! Read the rest of the police report here.
"HSI, CBP Nab Fugitive Wanted for Document Fraud and Identity Theft" - 7/14/2012
A man named Victor Manuel Rivera was recently arrested as part of a conspiracy to commit identification fraud. He stole the identities of real Puerto Rican citizens of the U.S. and sent those identities to Puerto Ricans trying to get into the U.S. These would sell for between 700 and 2,500 dollars and were sent by money transfer services. Many of these identities were used to obtain real identification such as driver's licenses and ID's. Read the full story here.
Advanced ID Detection in the News: "Beach Haven On The Lookout For Bogus Identifications" - 7/10/2012
In only its second week of use by the Beach Haven police department, the Advanced ID Detection system is proving to be the best system out there! Recently used at The Ketch Bar and Restaurant in Beach Haven, NJ, it helped to catch four fake licenses in use at the establishment. Troy Sarro, Head of Security at the Sea Shell in Beach Haven stated, "We had been looking for years for a system that was this good," he said. "One demonstration and it kind of sold itself." Read the rest of the article here.
"Two Men Arrested for Alleged Fake ID Mill" - 7/5/2012
Two men running a fake ID mill in the back of a Salt Lake City, Utah nightclub were arrested for providing false identification documents to illegal immigrants. Leo Lucy of the SECURE strike force said, "You can get individual IDs like drivers licenses, social security cards, green cards, temporary driving permits, driving privilege cards, or you get a package rate, prices range from $180 up to $300-plus.” Read the news article and watch the video of the report here.
"Faking It - Internet Killed the Laminator" - 7/4/2012
A student of the University of Portland in Oregon was caught making fake ID's for students and now has four felony charges against him. The scary part is that the ID's that he was making only cost him $1.50 to create and all he needed was to be able to use Photoshop. ID's are not only coming from outside of the U.S. from websites such as IDchief.ph, they are coming from counterfeiters inside the U.S. as well. Protect yourself with our AIDD-1000 reader! Read the article here.
Advanced ID Detection in the News: "Beach Haven Police Adopt Hi-Tech System to Detect Fake IDs" - 6/3/2012
We're helping the Beach Haven, NJ police prevent underage drinking with one of our Visual AIDD forensic ID verification systems! Beach Haven Chief of Police Kevin Kohler said, “This system is necessary and will be an asset to the department. It will take the guess work out of trying to identify fake driver’s licenses.” Within 45 minutes of using the system at the Marlin Bar the police had already made an arrest, charging a young woman with trying to use a fake New York license to get into the bar. Read the full story here, and view our news page here to see other business owners' testimonials on our revolutionary technology!
"Fake IDs A Constant Problem For Northgate Bars" - 6/30/2012
In the college town of Northgate, TX, an employee of The Corner Bar spills out a paper bag full of hundreds of fake ID's. The owner, Barry Ivins, explains, "This is one of the biggest problems in our industry actually is we are in a town with 40,000 college students and the majority are underage and you know they're all trying to drink and have a good time." The penalty in Texas for serving underage is about $5000 and a night in jail. Night time hotspots like bars in college towns are much better off with an Advanced ID Detection system! There are more fakes out there than people might think! Read the rest of the article here.
"False Identification Yields Real Consequences" - 6/30/2012
Writer Jim Mustian found by interviewing bouncers that "fake IDs are spotted on a nightly basis". One bar even has enough to fill up a bucket. In Columbus, Georgia 98 underage alcohol citations were given last year, and almost eight times that many were given throughout the state. An attorney from Columbus who also owns a bar is so careful that he "requires even gray-bearded patrons prove their age before bartenders pull the tap, however begrudgingly." Read about the consequences and prevalence of fake ID's with a focus in the Columbus, Georgia area here.
Advanced ID Detection in the News: "Illegal liquor sale triggers search for fake IDs" - 6/28/2012
McAloon's liquors in North Andover was recently found to have sold liquor to an underage buyer by accident. This incident led the owner of McAloon's liquors, Bill Buco, to purchase an AIDD-1000 system from Advanced ID Detection. Detective Daniel Cronin of North Andover stated that, "There’s a lot of good that has come out of this." The North Andover Police also have the AIDD-1000 system. Bill Buco adds, "I think we’re doing a good job and we’re pretty proactive," also nothing that he has confiscated three other fake ID's since he started using the system. Read the full article here.
"Teens take risk of identity theft when they order fake IDs from China" - 6/28/2012
College and high school aged students have been ordering fake ID's from overseas for years now, and have been getting away with it. The laws in China don't make it illegal for people in America to purchase them, and kids frequently ignore the laws about them in America. But students are now finding out that they may have gotten more than they bargained for when they sent their information to China - hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt. When personal information is sent through websites such as IDchief.ph, it is never safe. Director of national-security policy at the Center for Immigration Studies Janice Kephart claims, "There's nothing more valuable than an American identity in the black market." Read the rest of the story here.
"Mila Kunis dishes on her fake ID name: ‘Her name was Jiffy Perez’" - 6/28/2012
Another celebrity has used a fake ID! Recently on the Tonight Show star of the new movie "Ted", Mila Kunis, admitted that when she was about sixteen she used a fake ID to gain access to bars and clubs. When asked by Jay Leno if the bouncers were convinced that she was of age she said, "No, no I mean but they kind of just looked at it and were like oh okay, alright whatever." Even with the name "Jiffy Perez", she still was allowed into places that serve alcohol. If the club owners were more responsible, they would have used some kind of ID checking system and not let the underage population in! Places like those that are so irresponsible could be shut down easily if they don't use the Advanced ID System! Read the story here, and watch the video clip here.
"Accused Stalker of Yankees GM Brian Cashman Claims he Gave her Fake ID for her Abortion" - 6/27/2012
A woman named Louise Neathway who had sex with New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman was supposedly given fake identification by Cashman in order to abort the pregnancy. After the procedure, she tried to shake him down for thousands of dollars to keep word of their affair and abortion under wraps. Here's another event that proves that even the famous use fake ID's! There are more out there than some may think, so protect yourself with the Advanced ID Detection system! Read the rest of the story here.
"Indians GM doubts 'Carmona' will face same 8-week ban as Oviedo for fake ID" - 6/26/2012
Even the celebrities and big-league sports players use fake ID. Recently Indian's pitcher "Fausto Carmona" was found to have been playing under a false name since the year 2000. His real name, Roberto Hernandez, was discovered when he was arrested in the Dominican Republic for supplying a false identity. The same kind of situation happened earlier in September when the MLB discovered that "Leo Nunez" was actually Juan Carlos Oviedo. Had the MLB just done a simple check on their licenses, visas, or passports with the Visual AIDD system the shock of finding out that they didn't even know their player's real names could have been avoided. Read the rest of the article here.
"Police: Teen charged with DUI in fatal wreck had fake ID" - 6/22/2012
On June 15th, 2012 in Columbus, Georgia a 17 year old named Clayton Qualls was charged with vehicular homicide, DUI, using a fake ID, being a minor in possession of alcohol, having an open alcoholic beverage, striking a fixed object, improper lane change and two counts of not using a seat belt. His drunk driving led to the death of his friend Hannah Gilmer, who was ejected from the vehicle in an out of control crash. Police Lieutenant Tony Danford said about the alcohol that Qualls had drank, "A fake ID was used to make that purchase, to the best of our knowledge." Had the liquor store been using the Advanced ID Detection AIDD-1000 reader, this devastating accident could have been prevented. Read the rest of the news story here.
"22 Indicted in "Violent, Brutal" Fake ID operation" - 6/18/2012
In Richmond Virginia, a cartel was found producing fake identification information for illegal immigrants. 22 men were arrested in the million-dollar scheme, and were said to have killed and beaten their competitors in the market. Read the full story here.
"35 fake IDs confiscated at SPAC during last week's Drake concert" - 6/18/2012
At the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 35 fake ID's were confiscated. Employees of the Department of Motor Vehicles checked ID's in the line to obtain bracelets for alcohol with great success. Between the Dave Matthews Concerts and the Drake concert, over 100 fake ID's were confiscated! Read the news story here.
"Police Learn how to Spot Fake ID's Teens Use to Drink" - 6/15/2012
Arizona police are learning how to crack down on fake ID's through a course called "Underage Drinking- Adult Consequences". During the spring, the police have cited or arrested about 130 people drinking underage. Read the news story and see the video of the news report here.
"Illegal Immigrant Arrested for Having Fake ID Card" - 6/14/2012
A police officer caught an illegal immigrant by carefully inspecting his fake Permanent Resident Card and finding that his date of birth was June 31st - a day that doesn't exist. Without this mistake in the card, who knows if he would have been caught? The Visual AIDD System not only verifies licenses and ID's, it can authenticate Permanent Resident Cards as well! Read the full article here.
"Saratoga County cracking down on fake ID's" - 6/12/2012
At the past two Dave Matthews Band concerts at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY, local law enforcement officers confiscated about 70 fake ID's. Referring to websites such as IDchief.ph, Saratoga Springs District Attorney James Murphy said, "I think we're seeing an increase in kids getting them on the internet, certainly through these fake ID mills." Read the story and watch the news report here.
"Overseas Forgers' Fake ID's Can Fool Even the Experts" - 6/10/2012
Fake ID's fool plenty of systems out there - except for ours!
An article on the USA Today Website claims that the fake ID's obtained from websites such as IDchief.ph "can bypass even the newest electronic digital security systems." That may be true - except for the Advanced ID Detection Forensic ID Verification System! These ID's from overseas CAN NOT pass through our system. Read the article here and find out how much of a threat fake ID's can really be.
"Scout Willis Arrested: Demi Moore's Daughter Arrested for Underage Drinking, Fake ID in New York" - 6/5/2012
Scout Willis, the 20 year old daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis was arrested in New York after showing a police officer a fake ID. Carrying an ID with the name Katherine Kelly, she was caught drinking in public. See the news story here.
"Staten Island teens buy fake ID online -- and it's just like the real thing" - 6/3/2012
District Attorney in upstate Saratoga County, James Murphy said about fake ID's from websites such as IDchief.ph "Without any question they pass through scanners," Murphy said. "The Department of Homeland Security guys looked at the IDs, they could pass the Northern border." This is true for any scanners out there - EXCEPT FOR OURS! The Advanced ID Detection system catches them all! See the news story here.
"IDChief.com is Popular Among Teenagers" - 5/24/2012
High school and college age students have been using fake ID's to purchase alcohol and gain access to bars for decades. But nowadays, they have started buying them from websites such as IDchief.ph, which supplies some of the highest quality fakes out there. Catch them all and protect your establishment with our Visual AIDD technology! Watch the video of the news report and read the article here.
Advanced ID Detection in the News: "Preventing Underage Drinking" - 5/14/2012
Our forensic ID verification system at Stackers Pub in Amherst, MA
The Visual-AIDD forensic ID checking technology "leaves no stone unturned" according to Dana Weber of Four Seasons Liquors. See how we are helping to prevent underage drinking in the Springfield, Agawam, and Amherst area here.
"Taking the law into his own hands: Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson, 19, 'uses fake ID' to buy $170 bottle of whisky.... after complaining about drinking age" - 4/28/2012
19 year old star of the movie "The Hunger Games" was recently photographed buying whisky from a supermarket called Ralph's in Los Angeles. He allegedly used a fake ID to get away with it, and the supermarket could be facing charges for selling alcohol to a minor. Even the thought of charges to Ralph's could be easily avoided by using the Visual AIDD system! There is no doubt that our software would have caught this actor's fake ID! Read the full story here.
"Police: 15 with fake IDs arrested in Saratoga County" - 4/13/2012
Fifteen high school and college age students were arrested for criminal possession of a forged instrument in Saratoga County, NY. Officials stated that, "The ID's were able to pass muster with scanners that stores use to detect fake ID's." This might be true for regular barcode and magstripe readers, but these ID's will never pass through our Visual AIDD system! Read the full story here.
Advanced ID Detection in the News: "New system detects fake IDs" - 3/1/2012
The Narragansett police department has recently purchased one of our Advanced ID Detection systems! Officer Mark Allsop said about his system, "It's quick, and it's extremely easy to use." The Narragansett police have already issued 30 summons to college students trying to use fake ID's in the Rhode Island area, and that number is steadily growing by using Visual AIDD. Read the rest of the article here.
Advanced ID Detection in the News: "Narragansett Police Log: February 27 and 28, and March 1, 2012" - 3/1/2012
The Narragansett police have been using the Advanced ID Detection system for months now with great success! With so many college students in the area from the University of Rhode Island, Providence College, Salve Regina, Roger Williams, Brown University, and Bryant University, fake ID's are unbelievably common. Their police force has found the Visual AIDD system to be an extremely important part of their daily routine! Check out the police logs here.
Advanced ID Detection in the News: "Fake ID Usage Up As Students Return From College" - 12/8/2011
Visual-AIDD at Julio's Liquors in Westborough, MA
Check out this great article on our Visual-AIDD system being used at Julio's Liquors in Westborough, MA, one of the premier retailers in Massachusetts! The article deals with the danger of fake IDs being brought home by returning college students over the holidays. Visit this page to see the full article.
"For Students, Failing with a Fake is Sobering Business" - 11/18/2012
Students at Roger Williams University use fake ID's to gain entry into bars and clubs near campus such as Gillary's on Friday and Saturday nights, and a large quantity of fake ID's are from the website IDchief.ph. This article points out ways that bar and liquor store owners can tell whether someone is 21 or not before looking at the ID. However if the owners had the Visual AIDD system, they wouldn't have to worry about wondering whether or not they were right! Read the article here.
Advanced ID Detection in the News: "Fake IDs Become More Sophisticated" - 11/8/2011
Visual-AIDD System at the Spirit Haus in Amherst, MA
An Amherst MA TV Station features Advanced ID Detection in an I-Team report on how fake IDs hav become more sophisticated. See the story and video here which shows our Visual-AIDD system in action at the Spirit Haus in Amhest MA. The Amherst area is home to a number of college campuses, notably the Universtity of Massachusetts.
"Fake Driver's Licenses Tougher and Tougher to ID" - 3/14/2011
Hundreds of fake ID's confiscated at Keenan's Irish Pub
The well-known fake ID selling website IDchief.ph claims that "BUYING AND OWNING ANY OF THESE IS 100% LEGAL. ANYONE CAN HAVE IT, THERE ARE NO PROBLEMS," while Scott Keenan, owner of Keenan's Irish Pub, has lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees due to underage drinking at his establishment. Fake ID's may be more common than people think and despite what the website says, a lot more dangerous too. Check out more on the prevalence of fake ID's in Pennsylvania from websites such as IDchief.ph here.