A KCCI investigation reveals that minors in Iowa are often able to get fake identification to purchase alcohol or get into bars.
Be it a brother, sister or fakeid, 20-year-old Kaitlyn Harward says if there’s a will there’s a method.
“You go to a house party or anything first and by midnight, someone’s like ‘Alright, let’s go,’ and also you go without having one, and as soon as you obtain there there’s one for you,” said Howard. “I believe a lot of times they actually do what’s called ‘pass backs’ at the bars.”
That means the identical ID could be utilized to get several people into one bar in a night.
But now, minors are going to new lengths to get their on the job high-tech very believable fake IDs. The technology can be obtained online.
“Looking at the photos and anything else, they search as real as what might be from the state agency,” said Jeff Hartschorn of your West Des Moines Police Department.
For approximately $100, everything’s correct for example the minor’s height, weight and address. The web based businesses only changes the license number and last two digits of your minor’s birth year.
How can you tell if the ID is real or perhaps a fake? Hartschorn said shine a black light on it. “In the fraudulent or fictitious ID, there’s no hologram.”
Although the problem doesn’t stop there. Minors can also pay extra, $200 or more, to have their scannable fake IDs be black light and scan-proof, rendering it nearly impossible for anyone to tell the difference.
Making 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 comes with another photograph into it. The background of your license is far more intricate. There’s more detail within the background from it plus there’s some features that are tactile you could feel: The signature I will feel, I will notice the birth date with the photograph,” said Paul Steir from the Iowa DOT.
But even with the constant changes, Steir said the actual issue goes past minors.
“It’s an issue of Homeland Security. It’s an issue of fugitives, I am talking about anybody seeking to hide their fake id cards, hoping to get into facilities. So it’s an extremely broad reaching reason why the 59dexjpky government is even associated with tracking down folks that can make counterfeits,” said Steir.
The latest driver’s license format was released during 2010, and Steir said the DOT is working to make a fresh format.