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RSN™ Guide: How To Spot Fake

Scammers Use All The Time

Updated October 2018

Scammers create fake documents to support their fake identities! Ironically with just a little common sense they are easy to spot!

However, spotting fake documents is not hard – all you need to do is look with a skeptical eye.

Here are the key things to look for:

Fake Photos

  • Look at the race – such as a Caucasian or Asian in an African country – that sounds racist, but it is simply prudent
  • Look for the typical stolen photos – famous usual suspects eith men or women

Phony Watermarks Or Holograms

  • Look for signs of altering of the image
  • We all know that passports are complex documents that have laser and other anti-fraud marks – these don’t photograph well, but are seamless.
  • Look for hologram marks that are broken or are clearly a very visible design
  • Look at the machine type face/font down in the bottom for any irregularities
  • Look to see if the passport name is a different font than the rest of the machine text in these rows
  • Is it consistent with real passports – do a Google search for the type of passport and compare

Text On The Passport

  • Look for inconsistent contrast in the text in the document
  • Very dark and sharp focus compared to other text that is fainter and out of focus

Inconsistent Passport Numbers

  • Look for differences in the passport number – it will appear in several places and should all be the same

Inconsistent Signature

  • Look if the signature is the s
  • ame name as that that appears in the fake passport

Infographic: Spotting A Fake Passport

Look at the following as a guide:

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Gallery Of Fake Documents

How can you know for sure?

There a couple of simple ways to know for sure:

  1. Do a Google Search for real passport examples and compare.
  2. Contact your local embassy for the country that supposedly issues the passport so they can tell you if it is fake or not.  Most embassies have an email address where you can send a copy of the passport or document image that you received – they should be happy to confirm that it is valid or false – this also serves to notify that country that someone is creating fake documents.

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FAQ: How Do You Properly Report Scammers?

It is essential that law enforcement knows about scams & scammers, even though there is nothing (in most cases) that they can do.

Always report scams involving money lost or where you received money to:

  1. Local Police – ask them to take an “informational” police report – say you need it for your insurance
  2. Your National Police or FBI (www.IC3.gov)
  3. The Scars Worldwide Reporting Network HERE or on www.Anyscam.com

This helps your government understand the problem, and allows law enforcement to add scammers on watch lists worldwide.

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