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Are Fake ID Scanners Even
Worth It?

An ID Card reader displays and records the data saved on your ID card. That mostly is date of birth, name, their address ID card’s expiration date. While this may help clubs turn away people who are not of age, it doesn’t always help spot fake IDs. To really help spot a fake ID, the bouncer must manually weigh the information on the ID with what comes up in the scanner.

The magnetic barcode on the everyday state ID contains the exact same information that we talked about above. It should match what is printed on the card. The machine scans in this information and makes a record of it. On several fake ID cards, the information on the ID does not match what is in the barcode. This is a key indicator that it is fake.

It is routine practice for false ID makers to print new information on an ID card that's already been encoded with different information. Knowing that it is a lot more difficult to save the information on the card's magnetic stripe than it is to print it out on a blank card, fake identification makers often acquire pre-encoded cards in bulk. They then print different information on the cards themselves. These are called “scannable” fake IDs, as they will scan in a machine but the information will not match what is on the card.

An identification card scanner makes it easy for a door guy to check the data stored on the identification card itself. Without an ID scanner, it is a lot harder to spot a fake. As long as the user compares the information on the card with the information in the machine, it will be a lot easier to see if the ID card is a fake or not. If used properly, this is a great tool for spotting false ID cards.

If the user does not compare the information on the card with the information in the system, then the ID scanner is not as effective as it could be. The user can also check other security features such as holograms, pictures and UV flashlights to see if it is a fake or not.

The ID scanners that are for sale do not check the ID numbers against the official state database for authenticity, which is contrary to common belief. These databases cannot be used by the general public. Only judicial authorities can check to see if an ID number is valid. Also keep in mind that some companies sell false ID scanners, so be aware of this. Do not agree to pay a really cheap price for your scanner, because this likely means it wont work!

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