Tech to Identify Fake IDs Quickly and Efficiently

There are currently a lot of fake technologies used to identify fake IDs, passports and other official government documents. Here are some options for this.



This tech is an identity verification tool that works for identification document scanning. It can extract the information from ID documents of all kinds and then use special tech to verify that it’s legitimate. This includes docs like drivers’ licenses, non-driving ID cards, passports, and many others. The software copies the data on the card and then transforms the image into something that can be used.

This can be used right from a smartphone, making it a good option for portability since employees can make use of a smartphone right at the entrance to a building to verify ID cards that people carry on their way inside. A fake card should come up right away when you’re using this kind of tech.


Age ID

This is another smartphone application that works similarly to IDAnalyzer. It’s used by more than 55 law enforcement agencies as well as many bars and liquor stores. You can take someone’s ID card, like their driver’s license, and then scan it, ensuring that the person in question is 21 and that the ID they are using is legitimate. This scans national registries and uses other tech to make sure that everything is on the level. Apparently, 1 in 10 licenses used at these places is fake, so having an option like AGE ID makes a lot of sense when it comes to making sure that you are being compliant with the law and not letting in underage children to places where they aren’t supposed to be or allowing them to drink when this is actually illegal.


Fraud Fighter

Another bit of tech you can use to help detect fake ID cards, regardless of how they are faked, is to use an ultraviolet detector. The way this works is that you set up the detector under the right conditions, and then you pass the cards under the UV light. Many state IDs and driver licenses have features that stand out under UV light. They can only be seen clearly under these conditions, in other words. So, passing the card under the UV light will make the markers show up. If they don’t show up, then this means that you have a fake ID. It’s that easy and that fast.

It’s obviously going to take a lot for a fake ID manufacturer to add in special marks that only show up under ultraviolet light, so most counterfeiters don’t bother trying to do this.