How to Spot a Fake Passport For a Foreigner
How to Recognize Fake Passports for Foreigners
A fake passport can be an expensive and illegal means of travel, available for sale on the dark web and potentially leading to fines, restrictions on entering EU nations and even criminal charges due to falsifying evidence.
Making a fake passport can be a complex and time-consuming process that requires the expertise of professional document forgers. There are a few ways you can identify one, however; first is checking print quality (genuine intaglio printing has solid lines while counterfeits feature random dots); secondly is looking at its reaction under UV lighting – genuine passports should fluoresce in certain patterns while forgeries may not fluoresce as strongly or at all.
Finally, certain characters that should never appear in a genuine passport’s machine readable zone (MRZ) indicate its fakery. If these appear instead, this indicates an ID is counterfeit.
Finding discrepancies in information is one way to identify fake documents; if the person doesn’t match up with their passport number or nationality or date of birth information this can be taken as evidence that they’re using falsified documentation. Fraudsters can alter documents at every step in the passport life cycle from manufacturing through personalization – so reporting websites where you suspect fake passports is key in keeping everyone safe online.