Over the years, authorities across the nation have tried many tactics to combat fake drivers' licenses and identification cards.
Holograms, water marks, dual photos, special materials, engraving and bar-coding have all been duplicated by sophisticated counterfeiters.
The first step is always to know what the authentic identification should look like, and the telltale signs of a counterfeit.
This is an authentic new style California Drivers' License and some features to check authenticity on the new California Drivers' License.
Some features to check authenticity on the on the reverse side of the new California Drivers' License.
This is an authentic sample California Identification card issued by The California Department of Motor vehicles (DMV).