Like states across the nation, New Jersey is trying to meet the challenge of more fraudulent IDs whether presented in person or by digital image. Many of these fake IDs come from counterfeiters located overseas with sophisticated equipment. As stories below illustrate, fake identification is getting easier to obtain in New Jersey and is often associated with illegal alcohol purchases by minors and financial fraud.
- Age to consume: 21 - Age to serve: 18 - Age to pour: 18 - Age to sell (packaged liquor): 18 - Minors allowed on premise? Not regulated by state. Local option. - Penalties for serving or selling to a minor: Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year imprisonment and/or up to $2000 fine.
For law enforcement officers, bank tellers, car rental agents, human resources professionals and others who must verify ID in a professional capacity, the recent surge in fake IDs is challenging. The liability and losses that result from accepting a fake ID are large. The I.D. Checking Guide assists in the ID verification process by showing what an actual, valid ID looks like at full-size, and highlights the details of the licenses, making it much easier to spot the fraud. Before approving an expensive car rental, opening a new bank account or hiring a new employee, make sure the driver’s license or ID card has the correct numbering, UV, microprint, ghost images, expiration, and other details that counterfeiters often miss.