In this time of fierce competition for getting into shows, whether ZAPP, JAS, Entry Thingy, what have you, I'm still amazed that so many shows don't require an artist to show a picture ID at check-in/registration! I just did a small show in which there were a number of booths run by people who even said they weren't the juried in artist. This show did not require ID during check-in.
There are a lot of shows, some of which have been in business for decades, that either don't care if the artist who juried in is the same one showing up or are naive enough to believe that no one would "fake it."
I'm talking about Coconut Grove, at the top echelon, and many, many more. I've seen people selling stuff at so many shows who aren't the accepted artist. When I've brought it up to what passes for a standards committee, I've been blown off, even insulted, that I would dare accuse someone of not being who they are. And when I ask, "Why don't you ask them for their ID?" the response varies from anger to disbelief that someone wouldn't be who they say they are.
So, what do the shows have to say for themselves, those that don't feel the need to ID the artists at check-in?