You cannot rely on scanners to check IDs. Fake IDs fool scanners and scanning apps. No device can replace visual perception or manual dexterity, and that is precisely what you need to properly check security features on IDs. Some scanners claim to “validate” or "authenticate" IDs, but often they’re simply "reading" a barcode or magnetic stripe, both of which can be easily altered to fool scanners. Even if the scanner pings a database, it shows only that the name and number appear in the database. It does not confirm that the ID is real or that it belongs to the person presenting it. Also, many scanners capture personally identifiable data from IDs, creating privacy and security concerns.
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