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RSN™ Guide: How To Spot Fake 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-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