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Dissecting a fake ID

CBC News investigation shows the sophistication behind 'novelty' identification cards

Last Updated: Jan 3, 2013

A CBC News investigation into the accessibility and look of "novelty" IDs found that underage kids can get a card with many of the security features of a real government-issued ID. The phony IDs are so good, they're often hard to catch.

The image below is a scan of a fake B.C. ID that was made during the investigation. Roll your mouse over the red squares below to learn more about all the elements.