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Florida Sheriff's Department Discourages Drinking From Disguised Flasks on Spring Break

The Okaloosa County (FL) Sheriff's Department posted to its Facebook page a picture of seized flasks that looked every bit as real as sunscreen as possible, adding the caption, "Spring Break fact: Hiding vodka in a sunscreen bottle only works if you don’t let a Deputy see you drink out of it."

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New York DMV Uses Advanced ID Detection to Detect Fake IDs at Summer Concerts

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles is using Advanced ID Detection technology to detect counterfeit identification documents and combat underage drinking at summer concerts.

Police Clear College Student Arrested with Water

A University of Virginia college student has been cleared after fleeing from state alcohol-control agents who mistook her purchase of bottled water for a 12-pack of beer.

Fake IDs

Overseas companies such as IDChief.com sell fake IDs that possess many of the security features of real IDs. However, looking at the ID's "micro" print under a magnifier will reveal if the ID is counterfeit. View these examples for fake and genuine IDs. Read the full article, "How To Identify a Fake ID." Photos courtesy of Leslie Pond, an investigator with the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and founder of FakeIDtrainers.com.

How to Identify a Fake ID

Let's focus on the security features that aren't successfully replicated, such as micro print. Micro print is extremely small printed text that, to the naked eye, appears to be a solid line. When magnified, the letters are clear, distinct, and readable.