How to Spot a Forgery on the Back of a Fake ID Card
Fake ID cards can be difficult to spot due to their flexibility in adapting to fit their user. While its front is easily changed to accommodate those holding it, its back requires closer examination. A forgery typically features state seal or phrase that differs by state, along with a holographic image visible when held up to direct light – if this doesn’t appear then turn away your patron immediately! Additionally, check thickness, lamination status and physical description against person receiving it to identify any discrepancies such as height/weight discrepancies as well as date/birth variances over several years difference to ensure proper identification.
Fake ID creators typically utilize homegrown tools to craft their cards, such as laminators, school glue, cut up photos and typewriters. A computer may also be used to combine pieces of information into one complete fake identity such as name and date of birth.
Lasers are required for creating precise holes on an ID; most counterfeiters don’t possess one. Instead, they use hole punches instead, leaving poorly lined up holes that are easy to spot. Furthermore, non-professional laminates tend to bubble when bent; therefore to further test an ID, try gently squeezing or bending it – legitimate IDs tend to be thicker and won’t easily bend under pressure from manipulation like this.