Age verification system

Last modified by Hypno Harem on 2022/09/30 04:58

Age verification systems like AgeCheck  compare a customers data against large databases to attempt to confirm that they are over a certain age. If an AVS is unable to confirm using a database, the next step will be to request an ID which an AI will attempt to read and verify.  If this also fails, then a human will be called in to attempt to complete verification. These systems provide a means for a store to better filter out underage customers without the store having to directly touch or store private/sensitive information; with some caveats.


  • Relatively Inexpensive
  • Used extensively for online sale of nicotine products and pornography
  • Avoids shops having to collect and handle more sensitive personal information than they already do


  • Slows down the checkout process 
  • Exposes shops to additional risk. If a customer lies on an age gate that is their fault; if a shop fails to correctly verify age with an AVS this is the shop's fault.
  • A minority of customers may strongly oppose sharing their IDs even with a professional 3rd party


  • Will an AVS system be stable during a drop with hundreds of people?
  • How will customers react to slower checkouts?
  • Can customer tagging be used to make AVS only required one time per new customer instead of at every checkout?

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