Man Busted for Using Fake ID at Phone Store

Man uses a Fake ID to make a Phone Purchase

Another instance of retail fraud accompanied by a fake ID was reported in Canada last Sunday.  Police were called to a cellphone store on Holiday Drive Saturday afternoon when a Toronto man tried to purchase in iPhone using fraudulent identification.  This is a trend that we are seeing more and more often with people attempting to use a stolen credit card to purchase goods.

We warn all of our customers to please be vigilant about checking IDs upon checkout.  We are working diligently to reduce the amount of retail fraud that occurs through the US and Canada by equipping businesses with the ID scanning tools to identify fake IDs used in these types of transactions.  Luckily in this situation, the man was remanded, and will face criminal charges.

To read more, check out the article on the Brantford Expositor website.

Fake ID

For students who are not ’21 or over’

About one in every three college students is likely to own a fake identification card by the end of their sophomore year, according to a study published in the journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors in 2007.

 

 

 

 

Ohio Real ID

Ohio Refuses to Enforce REAL ID Standards







In April, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reportedly will begin enforcing the REAL ID Act, a measure requiring Americans to produce federal government-approved identification upon demand.  In order to ensure that all Americans carry the national ID card, the REAL ID Act establishes standards for driver’s licenses that must be met by states.  However, Ohio has now backed out of the REAL ID program.


 

 

 

Handwritten Passport

Handwritten passports to be phased out by November 2015

Residents holding handwritten and 20-year duration passports with validity beyond November 2015 have been asked to reapply for its’ reissuance, to avoid any inconvenience in obtaining visas or problems related to immigration formalities.

 

 

 

Iowa Driver's License

Driver’s licenses to last longer

Plymouth County drivers renewing their licenses after Wednesday, Jan. 1 may not have to return in five years.  New legislation allows the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) to transition from five-year driver’s licenses to eight-year licenses, according to a press release.

 

 

 

Star-ID

New Driver’s License option through Real-ID Act

Airports will require you to show two types of IDs starting December 1st.  In response, the “STAR ID” program will start distributing a new, more secure ID.

 

 

 

Gift Card Fraud

Man Pleads Guilty To Fraud With Gift Cards

A store owner has pleaded guilty to running a scheme in which he directed others to steal items from large retailers and then return them for gift cards.