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RSN™ Guide: How To Spot Fake ScammerScammer A Scammer or Fraudster is someone that engages in deception to obtain money or achieve another objective. They are criminals that attempt to deceive a victim into sending more or performing some other activity that benefits the scammer. Passports

Scammers Use Fake Documents 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-fraudFraud In law, fraud is intentional deception to secure unfair or unlawful gain (money or other assets), or to deprive a victim of a legal right. Fraud can violate civil law (e.g., a fraud victim may sue the fraud perpetrator to avoid the fraud or recover monetary compensation) or criminal law (e.g., a fraud perpetrator may be prosecuted and imprisoned by governmental authorities), or it may cause no loss of money, property, or legal right but still be an element of another civil or criminal wrong. The purpose of fraud may be monetary gain or other benefits, for example by obtaining a passport, travel document, or driver's license, or mortgage fraud, where the perpetrator may attempt to qualify for a mortgage by way of false statements. A fraud can also be a hoax, which is a distinct concept that involves deliberate deception without the intention of gain or of materially damaging or depriving a victim. 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

InfographicInfographic Infographics (a shortened word of "information" and "graphics") are graphic visual representations of information, data, or knowledge intended to present information quickly and clearly. They can improve your understanding of a topic by utilizing graphics. Infographics have evolved in recent years to be more useful for mass communications and thus are designed with fewer assumptions about the readers' knowledge base than other types of visualizations.: Spotting A Fake Passport

Look at the following as a guide:

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Gallery Of Fake Documents