Category: Fake ID Cards and The Law

The Myths Of Novelty & Fake Driving Licenses

Making, buying or owning a novelty driving licence is not a criminal offence and yet making, buying or owning a fake driving licence most certainly is. Unfortunately, unscrupulous organisations are trying to persuade people that it is perfectly legal to buy and use a fake driving licence because, they claim, “it is only a novelty”. If you add to the mix the public perception that the only people who commit criminal offences are those who “make” the licences, the situation becomes quite confusing, so let’s separate myth from reality. What’s the difference between novelty driving licences and fake driving...

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False Identity Documents And The Law

Being able to prove your identity is crucial in everyday life so the UK has comprehensive legislation both to protect the use and prevent the abuse of identity documents including the Identity Documents Act 2010. WHICH IDENTITY DOCUMENTS? The Act covers most types of identity documents including driving licences, passports (issued by the UK or any other country), national registration cards and most other types of immigration documents. IS THIS IMPORTANT? This Act is important because rather than dealing solely with the actual identity document (such as forgery) it establishes criminal offences relating to providing and using the “personal information”...

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Fraud and False Driving Licenses

Organisations which sell false driving licences can seem so persuasive, trying to make a buyer feel that there is nothing wrong in making a purchase. In fact, owning or using a false licence will mean that you could commit fraud. In England and Wales, the Fraud Act 2006 applies to the use of false ID of any type, including false driving licences. This Act defines three main types of fraud and creates a number of criminal offences. Fraud by false representation Under section 2 of the Act, you will be guilty of an offence if you dishonestly make a...

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The Consequences Of Using Fake ID

The ability to provide proof of your identity using documents such as driving licences, passports and identity cards (like the EU/EEA National Identity Card) is vital. Unfortunately, it is all too easy to buy fake ID documents and, despite what those who sell them may want you to believe, using completely fake identity documents or using documents which are genuine, but have been altered in some way (e.g. changing the photo) inevitably means that you commit criminal offences. CRIMINAL OFFENCES Owning and using fake ID means that you will be committing serious criminal offences including: Under the Forgery and...

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