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Five Facts about Counterfeit IDs

ABC Enforcement recognizes that it is difficult to spot a fake ID. The latest generation of counterfeit IDs is very high tech and appears virtually indistinguishable from the real thing. Our special agents ask that sellers and servers continue to exercise a reasonable standard of scrutiny when checking IDs.

  1. Do your due diligence. Ask for ID if someone looks under the age of 30.
  2. Carefully read identification presented for proof of age.
  3. Trust your instincts when checking IDs. If something doesn’t seem right, you have the right to request a second form of ID.
  4. Refuse the sale. If you’re still not certain about the authenticity of the ID, err on the side of caution.
  5. Seek assistance from ABC Enforcement or local police if counterfeit ID usage is becoming a problem. ABC agents will be glad to provide additional training to assist your staff in the detection of these documents.
Published August 2016.