Celeb Teens Using Fake IDs? New App Changes Game for Proprietors

PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently, teenage celebrity sisters, both reality stars and models, allegedly used fake IDs to enter a racy nightclub in West Hollywood, where the theme of the evening was "a new, voyeuristic, hip hop and nudity nightclub experience," featuring topless dancers, according to a gossip site.

The teen stars, both far too young to legally drink alcohol -- or to even be admitted into a venue where alcohol is served -- were spotted as they left the 21-and-over club, slumped in the back seat of a waiting SUV. Photos of the disheveled sisters suggest that they may have had more to drink than just water. In any case, the meaningful question is: how did they get in? The manager of the club claims that bouncers did not "recognize" the famous teens, adding that they both presented legal-age ID cards.

California state authorities are reportedly investigating the matter, and whether the nightclub ought to be cited for illegally admitting the underage girls. If fault is found anywhere along the line, the nightclub could be served with stiff fines, or worse.

Underage celebrities seem to exempt themselves from the rules and regulations that govern other U.S. citizens. This story is in no way the first documented account of underage stars partying to recently flood the national news cycle.

So what can be done to help nightclub owners avoid admitting underage patrons and potentially prevent the sometimes tragic consequences of underage drinking? While in this case, it was reportedly the sisters' family members who brought them into the nightclub -- and there may not be an app that prevents family members from making dumb and dangerous decisions -- owners and managers of nightclubs, restaurants, bars, liquor stores and other establishments where fake IDs are used epidemically no longer have an excuse, as they now have access to a game-changing technology that can expose fake IDs with the push of a button.

The hero here is barZapp™, a new app created by mobile security experts at Intellicheck Mobilisa, Inc. of Port Townsend, Washington. This app is an easy-to-use, highly effective wireless identification and security system for mobile and handheld devices. 

To expose a fake ID card, all a barZapp user has to do after downloading is aim their smartphone at the barcode on the card, whether it be a driver's license or other form of government, state, or military ID. The authenticity is determined by reading the information contained in the barcode. The app also keeps track of who was scanned and at what date and time.

Nelson Ludlow, CEO of Intellicheck Mobilisa, noted, "If nightclub managers used barZapp, they might significantly reduce the risks and problems associated with underage drinking."

For more, visit www.icmobil.com, who paid for the writing and dissemination of this release.

Contact:   Enrique Briz, Dian Griesel Int'l.  212.825.3210

SOURCE Intellicheck Mobilisa



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