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Fake It Till You Make It

Do your research Carmanites. Tony at Mel's isn't taking any prisoners this semester.

Do your research Carmanites. Tony at Mel’s isn’t taking any prisoners this semester.

Still waiting for that fake ID you ordered during NSOP? Frustrated at being the only one in your friend group not able to get into Mel’s? Well, don’t worry about that–Mel’s is sweaty anyway. But back to the IDs. Bwog dug up the deets on the downfall of the mainstream fake ID industry and is here to report.

If you have a fake ID, odds are you ordered it from IDGod. They’re arguably the most popular business from which to order IDs; they’re fast, decently priced, and reliably scannable. However, that is no longer the case. As of a few weeks ago, IDGod has officially been shut down by US Customs and Border Protection.

Cue the cries of freshmen all across the country.

The unravelling of ID God has been in the works for over a year. Reports of IDGod shipments seized by Customs have been popping up on the fake ID subreddit since June of 2015, and only more have poured in since then. The IDGod reddit user (Idg0d) has been suspended and the web domain through which IDGod used to place orders no longer exists; the link on their website sends you to a page that is “no longer found.” It appears that God really is dead. IDGod, that is.

Of course, all of this commotion begs the question… where the hell is that ID you ordered from IDGod that never showed up? There are a few possible explanations. The most likely is that your order got delegated to a different ID manufacturer. In fact, an anonymous independent fake ID maker in Seattle, WA said that he’s had to buy a second printer just to accommodate all of the orders he’s received that were pushed from IDGod.

However, not all of the up-and-coming ID manufacturers are as legit as IDGod. Many have used the implosion of IDGod to scam people desperate to get IDs as quickly as possible; they collect your money then either send you a very shitty ID or no ID at all. Be weary of these groups. Do your research when choosing a manufacturer. And by research I mean read lots of reddit/r/fakeid threads.

The collapse of IDGod has affected students all over the country, and some freshman right here at Columbia have been especially frustrated.

“I’m very confused and very pissed,” said one confused Carmanite. “We all ordered our IDs from IDGod during NSOP and they said it would take two weeks. It’s been over two months.”

Another anonymous first year has been head over heels in the IDGod mess since September. During the first week or two of classes, she organized a group order of over 30 students. However, only five of those 30 IDs have arrived.

“I have no idea where the rest of them are,” she said. “I’m definitely worried about a large shipment of fakes showing up at Wein now that I know that Customs is keeping a sharp eye out.”

The fallout of IDGod seems to have truly shaken up the semester for students looking to spend their weekends out at bars. Until another manufacturer steps up and acclaims the prestige once held by IDGod, it looks like freshman all over the country may just be SOL. (Shit Outta Luck. Or, Sober Outside Low. Probably both.)

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  • Worried says:

    @Worried I just ordered my id and did not get any email im very worried what is going on.?

  • IDGOD says:

    @IDGOD Real IDGOD

    Idgod like other famous brands suffer from imposters. Nearly every major domain extension you will find a “fake id god” offering to sell fake ids. Sadly this has caused much deception with numerous sites claiming to be Idgod.

    Fact checking the whois record of all the “idgod” domains proves that idgod.com is by far the first idgod. Also, proves it is indeed the oldest maker of fake ids online.

    Ensure your are not duped out of your money or receive an ID that will not pass even the weakest of security checks by ensuring idgod.com is the website you are visiting.

    Everyone’s major concern when buying a fake id is ensuring the quality is as close as to real you can buy. There is no second chance when you hand your identification to door security. This is why so many choose Idgod as the IDs they produce pass expert scrutiny. For advice

    Many states in the past few years to comply with the Real ID Act have revamped the style of their states IDs and licenses. High end security features that far exceed holograms and ultra violet ink of the past.

    Numerous states use the latest in security card material called polycarbonate and Id God was the first fake id maker to offer the new state designs printing on polycarbonate.

    In contrast other sites neglect to mention they do not truly print on the correct card material of polycarbonate. In lieu of using polycarbonate other id makers incorporate a polycarbonate overlay on a teslin based card. This subpar technique will not pass even a simple drop test that when real would make a distinctive cling like a compact disk. By not doing so is an instant tell that the identification card is fake.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Where is my email.?where did my money go?where is my id.?

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous idgod.com was never shut down by anyone.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Can you prove that

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous prove that it was

        1. Anonymous says:

          @Anonymous I just bought from them … They said 1-3 weeks and its the end of the third week :( they accepted my payment so fast too.

          1. Anonymous says:

            @Anonymous Did you get it?

          2. anony says:

            @anony did you ever get it? :(

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