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But this week the fake ID site was offline as was its Facebook page which had thousands of fans, many of whom appeared to be teens. The site had previously claimed it had a “backlog” of orders but appears to have stopped fulfilling them just under two weeks ago.
Victoria Police said it executed a search warrant at a residential address in Malvern East on Sunday January 27 “in relation to an ongoing investigation into the manufacture of fake IDs”. It did not announce the action in a media release.
The NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing said minors who use a false proof of age document to obtain alcohol were breaking the law and could face a maximum court imposed fine of $2200 or an on the spot penalty of $220. Minors caught using fake ID could also have their provisional driver’s licence extended for an additional six months.
The NSW OLGR said it had alerted NSW industry associations for hotels, how to get a fake id restaurants, clubs and liquor stores about the false proof of age documents and asked them to be vigilant in checking age IDs at licensed premises.
“OLGR is conducting ongoing inquiries to identify if there are any NSW based websites advertising similar false proof of age documents,” a spokesman said.
“OLGR is liaising with Victoria Police in regard to the progress of its investigation and advice on any evidence which identifies NSW customer transactions so that appropriate action can be taken.”