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Old Oct 22, 07, 6:00 pm
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Peetah
 
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Originally Posted by Andy1369 View Post
OK, got that. But why do they take longer than the contract workers? It should only take about 30 secs at the most to match the name on the ID to the face.
Because they're not used to it. Serious. How long does it take a pit boss in Lost Wages (Las Vegas) to determine if your ID is fake or not? Less than a minute. Why? Because he's used to seeing all kinds of IDs fake or genuine and can spot the difference pretty fast.

Police OTOH, have one tool that the average TSA person doesn't have access to -- the NCIC and various databases to verify that the information on the ID is fake or not.
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