How can you tell if a Passport or a Driving Licence is a Fake?

With the rise of fake documentation everywhere, it is high time for everyone to know and be aware of this. With such fraudulent documents, criminals and terrorists might board a plane which might even make thing worse.

New research has unveiled that most of the masses can’t tell the difference between a real or a fake document. The same logic can be applied to driver license, ID proof, and even passport. The masses are at risk because they are not since they can’t identify/distinguish between a forgery and a real document.

A recent experiment has shown the statistic where 1,013 people were participants, and out of which 68% of them failed to identify whether the passport was fake or not. The research also stated that people above the age of 50 were not very confident about their instincts to spot a forged passport while less 5% of that demographic were confident enough to identify.

With the web playing most of the part in our lives, data and ID forgery has become even more accessible and to add that people are easily getting duped. The lack of knowledge and technology along with some resources that might help people to identify is obscure which gives the fraudsters a more significant advantage in this game.

Steps to follow

  • Fluorescence of the document when brought near a source of light
  • Presence of watermark and it can be seen when the light falls on the passport.
  • Presence of random security fibers where no monotonous patterns are observed.
  • Patterns of the printed page are made complex deliberately so that forgery can’t be conducted.

So to forge the document, the culprit must break either of these points since it is very hard to copy the randomness of an original document.