A KCCI investigation reveals that minors in Iowa are often capable of getting fake identification to get alcohol or enter into bars.
Whether it is a brother, sister or teslin fake id, 20-year-old Kaitlyn Harward says if there’s a will there’s a method.
“You visit a house party or anything first and by midnight, someone’s like ‘Alright, let’s go,’ and also you go without even having one, and once you receive there there’s one for you,” said Howard. “I feel plenty of times they do what’s called ‘pass backs’ in the bars.”
This means exactly the same ID could be employed to get several people into one bar in one night.
However right now, minors are going to new lengths to have their mitts on high-tech very believable fake IDs. The technology is accessible online.
“Studying the photos and everything, they search as real as what could be from their state agency,” said Jeff Hartschorn of the West Des Moines Police Department.
For around $100, everything’s correct such as the minor’s height, weight and address. The web businesses only changes the license number and last two digits from the minor’s birth year.
How do you know if the ID is real or possibly a fake? Hartschorn said shine a black light on it. “About the fraudulent or fictitious ID, there’s no hologram.”
However the problem doesn’t stop there. Minors could also pay extra, $200 or higher, to have their scannable fake IDs be black light and scan-proof, rendering it nearly impossible for anybody to tell the difference.
To make it harder to mimic the advanced fake IDs, the Iowa Department of Transportation changes driver’s license formats every 3 to 5 years.
“Our newer style license has another photograph onto it. The backdrop in the license is far more intricate. There’s more detail within the background of it plus there’s some features which are tactile that you can feel: The signature I could feel, I could experience the birth date by the photograph,” said Paul Steir in the Iowa DOT.
But even because of the constant changes, Steir said the actual issue surpasses minors.
“It’s a concern of Homeland Security. It’s a problem of fugitives, After all anybody seeking to hide their Holograms fake id, hoping to get into facilities. So it’s a very broad reaching reasons why the 59dexjpky government is even linked to tracking down folks which make counterfeits,” said Steir.
The latest driver’s license format was published in 2010, and Steir said the DOT is already working to come up with a fresh format.