Part of keeping your bar and nightclub in compliance with laws say many a nightclub security expert is to have a thorough system to avoid minors and other folks from getting in with a fake identification card. However, according to this recent article about clubs in the San Francisco Bay Area, the stakes have been raised with these fraudulent licenses shipped in from China. Here are a couple excerpts of that story and what owners, operators and managers should be aware of now: “The fake IDs are showing up in bars and clubs all over the Bay Area and the state according to Chris Albrecht with the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. “14-, 15-,16-year olds are regularly found in possession,” said Albrecht.” “At bars like Kip’s in Berkeley where IDs show up from all over the country, manager John Boyle considers himself an expert “It’s easier to get through TSA than to get through our door,” he said. But sometimes the fake ids are look just as good or better than the real ones, said Boyle. The most popular fakes these days: Arizona drivers licenses.” “The TSA declined to comment for this story. The California DMV couldn’t comment either about other states’ drivers licenses, but told us the new California driver’s license, which has enhanced security features, has not been counterfeited to their knowledge.” Watch the video to see what to look out for from a nightclub security expert viewpoint. There are also tips and ideas from Nightclub & Bar Magazine if you are working with a temporary nightclub manager and he or she does not know the proper procedures and the laws. Or, consult those nightclub security consultants you routinely hire and get the latest techniques and technology to spot these newest fakes. Are you a restaurant, bar or nightclub that recently encountered these fake IDs from China? What recommendations did a nightclub security expert or others provide you in order to spot these new forms of identification? Please share your comments on our blog.