Monthly Archives: November 2011

IL: forged ID card scheme busted

An ordinary highway traffic stop turned into a bust of a major identification theft scheme bust. Illinois state trooper stopped a rented Dodge Caravan on interstate highway I55 close to Springfield for improper lane use and missing front license plate. … Continue reading

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Uganda national ID card program delay

Uganda is one of the African countries lagging behind when it comes to resident identification. That was supposed to be changed by a national ID card printing contract that was won by German company Mühlbauer Technology Group in March 2010. … Continue reading

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Dubai: national ID card mandatory when visiting DMV

The rule that every transaction at Dubai DMV has to be accompanied by national ID card is over a year old. It has not been strictly enforced though due to delays at EIDA centers making many residents unable to get … Continue reading

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Sharjah: national ID card required for visa renewal

Effective December 1st all expatriates seeking visa renewal in Sharjah need to obtain national ID card first. As in other emirates ID card registration centers will be linked with Preventive Medicine Centres which cunduct visa medical screenings. Nine participating centers … Continue reading

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WI: id badge from tech college good for voting

Wisconsin Government Accountability Board decided on Wednesday to change its previous decision and allow Mid-State Technical College students to use school photo id cards as form of identification during elections. Previous decision of the board interpet the voting bill as … Continue reading

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CA: fake ID card maker arrested

Couple of young men were arrested in Isla Vista, CA earlier this week for making fake id cards. Main suspect Kotarou Maruyama was found to posses several forged California Driver’s licenses. During a search conducted in his residence more fake … Continue reading

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Milwakee: journalist arrested despite the id badge

Kristyna Wentz-Graff was handcuffed and taken into custody when covering protest rally.The protest march took places last Wednesday and was linked with Occupy Wall Street movement. The journalist and 2 students were arrested after failing to follow police calls to … Continue reading

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Chicago: fake cops flashing ID badges

Numerous incidents have been reported in Chicago area about unknown men posing as undercover police investigators. During one of the incidents impostors walked into Dorothy Martorano house without knocking and flashed a badge only after spotted by the house residents. … Continue reading

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Navajo ID card test run

After close to 10 years of preparations Navajo Nation will issue 100 test photo ID cards to its randomly selected members. The new ID card is expected to replace the green paper based Certificates of Indian Blood which were easier … Continue reading

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