Fake I.D.s a Dangerous Game describes the motives and the dangers of using false identification

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Why do underage students use fake IDs?

A fake I.D.: a fraudulent identification that is illegally used. The use of fake ids is becoming increasingly popular at universities not just here but nationwide. What is the cause of this fake id explosion? They are easier to get now than they ever have before. With the wide spread use of the internet it's conceivable to buy about anything you can dream up. Just fill out a simple questionnaire, send a picture and fill in the credit card information and your new fake id will arrive within 3-5 weeks. Why do people go to all the hassle and pay up to $100 just for an id? Why else, they want to drink. It's the in thing to do at college and when you move away from your sheltered life with your parents but if you want to make new friends a bar or club and you don't meet the age requirements then your left out in the cold.

So what's the number one reason why students get a fake? So you can drink of course. College is a new beginning, most students move out of town some even out of state where they are forced to make new friends, and what a better way to socialize then to join the crowd and knock back a few beers at a bar or club. The problem then again

arises that most bars don't allow minors in and there is a greater selection of bars than clubs or places where someone 18 can get in. There is a very good explanation for this, at a bar people can buy overpriced drinks, which brings in a lot more money than a club which is just a cover charge. Also people want to drink sometimes every...