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The Prevalence of Fake ID’s in Wisconsin

The United States is facing a serious problem with the rising prevalence and proliferation of fake identification cards across the country. This issue goes well beyond college students trying to pass of fake ID to get into the local watering hole; we are seeing growing instances of high-quality forged documents being utilized to commit white collar crimes like identity theft, mortgage fraud, and credit card fraud. The impact of the phenomenon is evident across the US, especially in Wisconsin. As the stories below show, fake identification has been highlighted in several recent events across the state:

The Penalties for Fake ID Possession in Wisconsin

In Wisconsin, using a fake ID with intent to defraud is a very serious crime. Altering an official identification card, or any other identifying instrument (such as a social security card, passport, or birth certificate) with the goal of committing fraud is considered a class H felony. A charge of this nature is punishable by up to 6 years in prison and fines up to $10,000.

How to Spot a Fake Wisconsin ID

For bartenders, doormen, waiters, waitresses, notaries, bank tellers, retail clerks, and any other people that need to verify ID’s in a professional setting, the rise in fake ID production and distribution is concerning. In many scenarios, the individual who fails to spot a forged ID takes on the same amount, if not more, liability than the person in possession of the forged document. That being said, it is absolutely vital that businesses needing to regularly verify the identification of their patrons or employees use the I.D. Checking Guide.

 

What the I.D. Checking Guide Includes:

  • A full page or more for each U.S. state and Canadian province identity card sample, showing driver’s licenses and ID cards, plus U.S. and Canadian territories.
  • Guidelines on standard Wisconsin driver's license terms, term length, etc.
  • An explanation of where ghost images, UV elements, and other security features should be found on valid Wisconsin ID
  • An explanation of what the proper alphanumeric sequencing of a Wisconsin ID or Driver's license should be (i.e how many letters, numbers, etc.)
  • 18 6 2005 cdn Of Full details for past and current Wisconsin driver's licenses in circulation.
  • "How to check driver’s licenses" techniques for training use.