Passport Officers Aren't Nearly As Good At Spotting Fake IDs As You Might Hope

August 19, 2014 6:45 PM

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Passport Officers Aren't Nearly As Good At Spotting Fake IDs As You Might Hope

Anyone who flies even occasionally knows the drill: You present your boarding pass and photo ID to airport security, and the agent eyes your photo to make sure you are who you claim to be.

“At Heathrow Airport alone, millions of people attempt to enter the U.K. every year," study co-author Dr. Rob Jenkins, a psychologist at the University of York in England, said in a written statement. "At this scale, an error rate of 15 percent would correspond to the admittance of several thousand ...

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