Enjoy our roundup of stories that piqued our interest this week.
This week we tackle the following:
- Whitesboro School Officials Hope To Combat The Use Of E-Cigarettes In Its Schools - Detection devices can limit use in schools
- Fairfield Universirty DPS to Use New ID Check Software - See how Fairfield's student newspaper reported on Age ID
- NY announces results of underage drinking crackdown - Gov Cuomo implemented Age ID to assist in these efforts. The results are in!
- $1.1 Million Nationwide Fraud Scheme Targeting Casinos and Credit Card Companies - False identities of migrant workers used
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, e-cigarettes are now the most commonly used tobacco product among youth.
It is great to see school officials getting serious about the dangers of vaping. Vaping detectors are a great step forward. We also prefer preventing our youth from being able to purchase the products. Intellicheck's Age ID can limit the ability of underage youth from purchasing e-cigarettes.
The Department of Public Safety is implementing a new system to check identification cards at various events and areas on campus. The system, created by the company Intellicheck, is called Age ID and makes it easier than ever for campus officers to spot fake IDs.
The system comes in the form of an application for mobile devices such as iPhones or iPads and will be placed in every DPS patrol car on campus. The application not only quickly identifies the validity of the license, but also allows officers to see how many times the ID was scanned. This means that, at future events, there will be no more ability for students to sneakily pass IDs back to their friends in line.
Back in August, New York's DMV became the first in the nation to pilot Law ID statewide in a crackdown on underage drinking. We are happy that we could assist the state in their efforts to combat this epidemic.
Establishments selling age restricted products would be wise to implement our Age ID product that utilizes the same technology as law enforcement.
According to court documents, between August 2008 and August 2014, Wang participated in a scheme to defraud casinos and credit card companies across the country. The scheme involved using false identities in the names and Social Security numbers of migrant workers to apply for casino credit called “markers” and to open credit card accounts. A marker is a cash advance provided by a casino to a patron, and it is often secured by a check from the patron’s bank account.