Handheld ID Scanner

Ontario County purchasing handheld ID scanners

Ontario County, NY has decided to move forward with appropriating funds to purchase handheld ID scanners to catch underage drinkers.  According to Sue Cirencione – the new Ontario County Stop DWI program administrator – Ontario county will seek grant money to pay for two handheld ID scanners.

After noticing how difficult police were struggling with identifying fake IDs, Cirencione decided that the county needs to invest in ID scanners to help curb the amount of DUIs and DWIs in the area.  Handheld ID readers will also help speed up the line when entering the concert venue.  Cirencione said the scanners will not only be used at venues like CMAC, but also in county bars and carnivals.

Interested in a similar handheld ID scanner for your venue or bar?  Visit our Store Page to view the different scanners we offer.

IN Liquor Store

Indiana Excise Police Busy with Underage Drinkers

With the school year around the corner, the number of fake IDs and underage drinkers is expected to spike.  In Indiana, already over 71 people were arrested on alcohol-related chargers at Ball State University.  Charges included furnishing alcohol to minors, false statement of age, illegal possession of alcohol, resisting arrest, and more.

Several of these arrests were related to local campus events and reported by nearby liquor stores who spotted fake IDs.  Although fake IDs are becoming more and more difficult to spot, the use of an ID scanner has helped stop underage drinkers from purchasing alcohol.

Don’t risk losing your liquor license.  Learn tricks to spot fake IDs or invest in an ID scanner.  Visit our homepage to inquire about the different options we offer.

VeriScan Online

VeriScan Online – New Offline Groups and Signature Capture

Due to the large number of requests we received from our customers, our newest VeriScan Online version now includes offline groups and signature capture.

VeriScan Online version 5.0 is available directly in the Apple App Store.  VeriScan Online works with your Apple mobile device, iPad, or Desktop computer.  With these new features, you can now download your groups (VIP, Banned, etc.) onto your device and use them offline without internet connection.  This will help you take full advantage of VeriScan Online’s full range of features when using it in offline mode by letting you organize your customers into customizable groups.

For the iPad version of VeriScan Online, we’ve integrated the ability to upload a custom document or agreement form, have your visitors sign it using their finger, and print out the document using a Bluetooth-connected printer.  This functionality was already available in our VeriScan HD Pro iPad App, and we’ve now extended it to VeriScan Online as well.

VeriScan Online has received a lot of praise and positive feedback from our customers, so we are continuing to invest heavily in the development of this product.  If you have any suggestions on how we can make it better, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly at support@781.fdb.myftpupload.com.

To sign up for a 30-day free trial, please visit our VeriScan Online homepage.  If you just want more information, feel free to visit our VeriScan Online info page.

Identity Theft with Driver's License

Scan IDs to Prevent Identity theft at your Business – IDScan.net

In Bellevue, it was reported that a man was stealing checks out of people’s mailboxes and using a fake ID to cash them.  This form of identity theft is becoming more and more common throughout the US.

As an individual, there are definite precautions to take to protect yourself from identity theft.  Some examples include adding a lock to your mailbox and blacking out the address found on the registration in your car.  Communicating with your neighbors to help protect each other is also vital in the fight against identity theft.

From a business perspective, a lot of your employees are not trained to spot a fake ID when processing checks, issuing refunds, or selling age-restricted products.  So what can you do?  By relying on technology to automate ID checking, you can start to identity fake IDs immediately before becoming the victim of check cashing fraud.

Our company has built our entire technology platform to spot fake IDs and protect businesses from fraud.  This is not only a service to the business, but also helps customers stop identity theft before it spirals out of control.

Interested in learning more?  Feel free to give us a call at 504-434-0222 or check out our Solutions Page.

Have you been a victim of identity theft in the past?  Leave your comments below about your experience and how you were able to fight identity theft.

Louisiana Driver's lIcense

Bobby Jindal rejects LA’s Real ID Law

The governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal, has vetoed the REAL ID bill passed in Louisiana.

A couple of months ago, the Louisiana legislature adopted the REAL ID bill to ensure Louisiana’s driver’s licenses complied with federal regulation.  By 2016, these new REAL ID compliant driver’s licenses will be required for anyone who wants to enter federally-owned premises or board  a plane.

Governor Jindal stated that Louisiana had at least 18 months before they had to comply with the REAL ID regulation.  In the short-term, he did not want to expose local residents to “unnecessary federal oversight” by offering REAL ID compliant driver’s licenses.

Although Louisiana has chosen not to pursue REAL ID compliant driver’s licenses, our software is still able to read them.  Our desktop, tablet, and mobile software solutions can read any type of ID including military and hunting/fishing licenses from the US or Canada.

If you’re interested to learn more, please contact us.

DUI-Checkpoint

DUI Checkpoints This Friday

The Corona Police Department will be conducting DUI checkpoints this Friday at an undisclosed location.  The checkpoints will occur from 9pm to 3am.

According to local police officers, these sobriety checkpoints will be conducted more routinely to help prevent alcohol or drug involved crashes.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have been provided the most effective means of DUI enforcement.  The checkpoints have been proven to reduce the number of people killed and injured in crashes by 20%.

DUI checkpoints have also received extensive support by California drivers.  About 90% approve of these checkpoints.  The DUI checkpoints will specifically target locations that have high collision statistics and DUI arrests.

To read more, please visit the Inner Circle Corona Website.