Fake ID Sales Scam

Many people know that Manhattan is a hotbed for obtaining fake ids. However, beware of who you are dealing with because you may get more than you bargained for... you may get mugged or robbed.


  • Someone approaches you and asks if you want to purchase a fake drivers license or ID. They will usually claim that it can be done in 15 minutes, or so.
  • You give the money to them and they claim that they are going to check if the money is real.
  • They tell you to wait outside a shop and pretend to give the money to the shop keeper.
  • They leave, saying that they will be back with the ID in a few minutes. Of course, they do not return.

  • How to avoid this

    These security tips have been graciously contributed by Gard Eggesboe Abrahamsen.