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Myth #1 - Standard ID Scanning Finds Fake IDs

Myth #1 - Standard ID Scanning Finds Fake IDs

It's a common assumption that standard ID scanning can easily identify fake IDs. However, the reality is more complex. To better understand this, let's first explore the technology behind ID scanning.

All drivers' licenses and identity cards in the US feature a 2D barcode on the back. This barcode contains all the information displayed on the front of the driver's license, with the exception of the picture. This standardized format is uniform throughout the United States, making it easy for businesses and authorities to quickly access and verify the holder's information.

Unfortunately, this standardization also makes it easier for counterfeiters to create convincing fake IDs. Since the barcode format is part of a published standard, most fake IDs have successfully duplicated it. This means that a standard ID scan may not be enough to distinguish a genuine ID from a counterfeit one.

So, what can be done to detect fake IDs more effectively?

The answer lies in advanced technology specifically designed to identify discrepancies in ID barcodes. These sophisticated systems analyze the barcode data in greater detail, checking for inconsistencies and signs of tampering that may indicate a fake ID. While no single technology can guarantee 100% accuracy, using specialized tools in conjunction with standard ID scanning can significantly improve the chances of detecting a fake ID.

In our next blog post, we'll discuss the value of basic ID scanning despite its limitations in detecting fake IDs, and why it's still an essential tool for businesses and authorities alike.

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