Fake IDs are used for underage drinking by teenagers who can’t get drink legally. Fake Id’s allow teenagers and youngsters to appear older than they actually are to buy booze. This illegal use of fake IDs is most prevalent in societies where the drinking age is relatively high, namely the UK, the US, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
Teenagers also use IdBoss fake ID cards to buy cigarettes when underage. Smoking is prohibited for under 16’s in most countries.
Substitution of a genuine ID document
In place of getting a fake ID with their picture on it, a lot of teenagers use a passport or a driving licence of someone who looks like them. This is also illegal.
Buying Fake ID off the internet
There are a lot of websites offering fake ID cards. These can be neatly divided into two main groups : sites that sell “novelty” ID cards, and ones that sell illegal fake ID cards. The latter category can be further split into two sections – total scammers who take orders and don’t return them, and sites that do provide illegal fake ID. The ones that do provide a product either sell crap that doesn’t resemble a real ID card, or get shut down fairly quick. It’s safe to assume that the majority of sites selling illegal US fake ID like fake driving licenses are scams.
Fake ID Scams and The Internet
Fake ID scammers are everywhere on the internet these days. There are three main groups of scammers who own a load of websites. Do your research to avoid being scammed. Most fake ID scammers will show you pictures of the finished cards, these are just scans from the US Barbook, or samples of existing cards.
Consequences of getting caught using fake ID
In the case of “novelty” ID cards, it’s not illegal to have them in your possession, but it is illegal to use them to lie about your age. If you were to get caught, the penalties range from getting an ASBO in the UK, or the death sentence in Amerikkka (or maybe not)
How to make your own fake ID’s : A Guide
It is possible to make your own fake ID cards, but they’re not going to be the kind that James Bond has. Most likely, you’ll want a fake ID to get into your local bar or club. There are a few factors to consider when making your own fake ID:
1. It’s Illegal.
2. It’s difficult
3. The results might not be what you expected
4. It might cost a lot of money.
You’ll need to think of the security features present in modern identification cards to stop them being faked.
Plastic Card Printing
This is difficult if you don’t have a plastic card printer. How do you get around this? You could print out what you want onto paper, then glue it to an old plastic card, but the results will be quite, quite shit.
The holograms on real ID cards are like the ones you see on concert tickets, DVDs and Visa cards. They are there because they are DIFFICULT TO FAKE. How do you make a fake hologram? Check below for more info.
High Quality Wavy Print
How are you going to reproduce the card design? It’s very complex and very hard to fake.
WTF is UV lamination I hear you say. Well you need to find out, because most American Fake ID cards have this. You know when the bouncer gets a blacklight thing out (looks like a small purple fluorescent tube), when you shine that on an ID card, bits with UV ink light up. Without this, you’re totally screwed.
Most bars now have a verification system that allows the bouncer to read what’s in the black strip in the back of your card. If you don’t have any data on the strip, you will get caught out.
Still want to make a fake ID at home? Read on:
Totally Home Made Method
To print a fake ID using your inkjet printer or teslin, you need to make the template up.
You can download some templates from sites such as this one
Link Base Fake ID Templates
To make your own template, you need to scan in the original ID card at high res (300dpi +). Crop the image to the right size of the card 86x55mm. In Photoshop 7, you then have to type over all text you see on the card, matching the font and colour in each instance.
The site is whatthefont very useful for matching fonts, but you’ll then need to download the fonts.
Once you’ve matched all the fonts, and typed out all the text, you have to erase the text from the background of the card, then change the variable text to the details that match you.
Paste in your photo and make sure everything looks OK.
You can then print your fake ID.
Standard Inkjet Printing
You will need a good quality colour inkjet printer. Good quality, thick glossy photo paper will give the best results. The front and back of the card need to be printed, stuck together, trimmed to size and laminated. Better results can be achieved if it is printed on doublesided photo paper.
Teslin is a plastic type paper which can be printed on using a laser or inkjet printer. You can buy it on the web.
Teslin for ID
ID cards are laminated using heat-reactive plastic film, which binds itself to the object being lamintated. To make things difficult for you, some ID cards feature UV features in the lamination.
You can buy butterfly pouches with holographic patterns in them, check the links below.
It’s very easy to laminate a card, all you need is a thick piece of card and an iron. Fold the card in two (card like a cerial box) with the print facing out! Line up the card and the lamination, and carefully place the card and pouch against the inner edge of the fold. Whack the iron up to hot, then run the iron across the folded card. The longer you leave the iron in one place, the more likely the lamination will bubble and look bad.
You should probably practice on spare sheets before doing the real deal.
Lamination With Holograms
You can fake holograms sometimes, by using colour changing inks. Have a look round the net for the Ez Perl Method or the Interference Gold Method, I’m not copying it here.
A few good sources for Colour Changing Paint
Photo EZ Template Paper
Interference Gold/Silver Ink
Info on optical variable ink
Overlays / UV Overlay
There are several places you can get UV overlays, search the web. Below is one site I know.
Magnetic stripes are quite difficult to copy. To be honest, I don’t think that it’s worth the hassle to go and build your own reader. You can buy an msr206 reader off ebay fairly cheap now.
magnetic stripe reader / writer
magnetic stripe make it yourself
Using a Plastic Card Printer to make a fake ID
You can get a fargo or eltron printer online, but you’re going to have to spend upwards of $5,000 to buy one, even off Ebay. You’ll still need to get the template right.
You can either make a template, or get one off the internet:
Try the pirate bay etc. Be careful as they might not be good.