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Happy Belated 40th Birthday to Mclovin

Adopted from USATODAY  The most famous FAKE ID user ever turned 40 this year. Unfortunately, in the 40 years that have elapsed, Fake ID's are bigger than ever. Everyday the data shows us the problem of underage sales to minors. We can help you solve these  issues, but in the meantime - Happy Birthday McLovin!   Comedy lovers were introduced to McLovin in the 2007 coming-of-age movie "Superbad," and years later, fans and celebrities are celebrating what would be McLovin's 40th birthday. The movie, written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg follows friends Seth (Michael Cera) and Evan (Jonah Hill) and their nerdy sidekick Fogell (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) as they try to get...

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Alcohol, Tobacco Compliance Slips As Checks Resume In Washington

From patch.com More alcohol and tobacco vendors are failing age-verification checks since they resumed in May, while Cannabis shops saw improvement. In the months since Washington's Liquor and Cannabis Board resumed compliance checks, state officials have announced that more alcohol and tobacco vendors are failing to verify buyers are of age. The board resumed its random checks in May after pausing them for a year due to the pandemic. The LCB said its initial findings showed "mixed results" from its licensees, with the biggest dip among tobacco vendors Age-verification checks show some industries lagging in compliance Tobacco sales Overall compliance...

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Alcohol Delivery Services need robust training and equipment for age verification

An August 2021 news article in the UNSW Sydney studied world wide Alcohol Delivery Services and in particular noted significant age verification flaws. The researchers compared the policies governing online alcohol sales and home delivery in 77 jurisdictions across six countries. They also conducted a literature review of studies evaluating whether online alcohol retailers comply with age verification requirements. They found that most jurisdictions permit the online sale and delivery of alcohol, but only seven jurisdictions (none in Australia) needed age to be verified online at the time of purchase. Without age checks online, the only barrier to a minor...

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How a point of sale (POS) system fail for preventing underage sales

Here’s an example of how a point of sale (POS) system fail for preventing underage sales  A store was fined in 2019 for selling to underage. Since the first infraction, the point of sale has been updated so employees cannot override the birthdate requirement. Identification must be scanned or a date of birth manually entered. Sounds good so far, the store had an issue, and they upgraded their point of sale system to check for underage.  Now the problem - the employee who sold the beverages entered his own birth date rather than check the ID of the agent. This is...

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Underage drinking is a $57B problem

Underage drinking not only has serious health consequences for youth, but also costs the US billions of dollars. In 2013, underage drinking costs citizens of the United States $56.9 billion, according to data from the Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center. These costs include medical care, work loss and pain and suffering associated with underage drinking. Some of the specific problems associated with underage drinking include homicide, suicide, violent crime, property crime, high-risk sex, fetal alcohol syndrome, alcohol poisoning and the need for alcohol treatment. Each of these problems has a financial cost. Nationally, the largest economic loss from underage drinking...

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