25 Simple Ways To Tell If An ID Is Fake

Posted by , Updated on May 8, 2018


Have you ever wondered how to spot a fake ID? Whether you’re a bouncer, liquor store owner, or you work in security, you need to know how to spot a fake ID. Plenty of fake IDs are poorly made and easy to spot. However, don’t get cocky. Counterfeiters are more crafty than ever. With new technology and sophisticated techniques, they’ve kept up with the latest security measures and fooled the experts. But, even with the upgraded fake IDs, there are plenty of simple ways to spot the fake from the real. Here are 25 Simple Ways To Tell If An ID Is Fake.

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Look for the Real ID

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When the person reaches for their ID in their wallet or purse, be extra careful to see if you can spot their real ID hanging out in a pocket somewhere. Sometimes they even will hand over their real ID on accident.


Check Body Language

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Most people can have the best fake ID, but their body language will give themselves away. If they show signs of being nervous, like weird eye contact, ask them their address, and they might get even more uncomfortable.



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It’s not foolproof, but if you have doubts the ID is real, then ask the person what their horoscope sign is based on the birth date of the card.


Compare the ID with Another

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If you have a valid copy of an ID on hand, you can compare it to the one you’re given to ensure it’s valid. For instance, if the ID they gave you is thinner than the real one, that’s usually a red flag it’s a fake.


Check Grammar

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Believe it or not, many fake IDs still get basic grammar wrong and could misspell a state abbreviation or address. So, keep a sharp eye out for those mistakes.

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