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Old 06-06-2017, 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by kynight View Post
I read on one of the .mil websites that commercial places or non-military aren't allowed to reproduce a military ID, like photocopy. Someone may try to make a fake id card to impersonate someone or gain access I guess.
Federal law prohibits the copying of military Id cards by non-governmental entities (like private businesses) unless excluded by law., Currently, there are only 3 common exclusions.

It's already been mentioned that medical providers have the right to copy and retain the ID for claims and identification purposes.

Another exception is when required by law. The most common form of this is the I-9 requirement. Businesses are required to be able to prove they were presented and checked the employees identification and copying is solid proof. So, private employers can copy and retain presented military ID's with the I-9 paperwork.

Another very common exception is nicknamed "Vegas I Do". ID cards can be copied and retained for any legitimate beneficiary, dependent or individual legal requirement. Most times, it's not an issue as the copies are really for the legitimate beneficiary, service member or dependent, and often they end up with the actual copies.

Those three are really the only primary reasons for a business to have a copy of a military ID card.

Regarding making a counterfeit, they don't need the military members card, they can go online to the DOD and get a copy and make their own at home. Unfortunately, so long as we allow the visual presentation of the ID without any verification scans/swipes, any joker can duplicate a card and use it. Preventing counterfeits can not be done; preventing verifiable ones can be done.
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Old 06-09-2017, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by AlaskaErik View Post
Verizon told me they're not allowed to copy or photograph any military ID in order to get the military discount. This is pretty uniform from store to store. One place made my wife bring in a copy of my DD-214. Another place took a photo of my driver's license, because it has a flag on it, denoting my veteran status.
And Verizon should know - they are the suppliers of gov't phones!

I've been told NEVER let anyone copy your Military/gov't ID/CAC card.
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Old 06-10-2017, 04:33 AM
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No. I wouldn't let anyone copy military ID, veterans ID, or drivers license.

Apparently some have never heard of identity theft or if they have they don't comprehend what it means.

Granted, Google probably has more information about all then the government.
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