A KCCI investigation reveals that minors in Iowa are easily able to find fake identification to buy alcohol or enter into bars.
Be it a brother, sister or fakeid, 20-year-old Kaitlyn Harward says if there’s a will there’s a way.
“You get to a property party or something first and through midnight, someone’s like ‘Alright, let’s go,’ and also you go without having one, and once you obtain there there’s choice for you,” said Howard. “I think lots of times they do what’s called ‘pass backs’ on the bars.”
This means the same ID could be utilized to get several people into one bar in one night.
However, minors will new lengths to get their mitts on high-tech very believable fake IDs. The technology is accessible online.
“Studying the photos and anything else, they appear as real as what could be issued by their state agency,” said Jeff Hartschorn of the West Des Moines Police Department.
For approximately $100, everything’s correct for example the minor’s height, weight and address. The online businesses only changes the license number and last two digits of 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 also can pay extra, $200 or more, to obtain their scannable fake IDs be black light and scan-proof, making it extremely difficult for anyone to tell the difference.
So it will be harder to mimic the advanced fake IDs, the Iowa Department of Transportation changes driver’s license formats every three to five years.
“Our newer style license has another photograph into it. The background from the license is much more intricate. There’s more detail in the background of this plus there’s some features that are tactile that you can feel: The signature I will feel, I can notice the birth date from the photograph,” said Paul Steir of your Iowa DOT.
But even because of the constant changes, Steir said the underlying issue surpasses minors.
“It’s a problem of Homeland Security. It’s a problem of fugitives, After all anybody seeking to hide their fake id cards, attempting to get into facilities. So it’s an incredibly broad reaching good reason that the 59dexjpky government is even associated with tracking down folks that can make counterfeits,” said Steir.
The most up-to-date driver’s license format was launched in 2010, and Steir said the DOT has already been working to come up with a whole new format.