Forgery of identity documents is widely used today as document fraud. This involves making changes to an existing identity document. In contrast to counterfeiting, where the document is reproduced in its entirety, it is only a matter of making changes that may be simple or very complex. Thus, it is not always easy to detect them. More significant changes may involve completely altering the identity on the original document. Some forgers have even become specialists in document “scrubbing”, whereby they obtain a blank document from a personalised one.
This type of document fraud frequently occurs during a remote onboarding. The fraudster will use another identity in order to benefit from a service to which he is not entitled or for speculative purposes.
Discover the different types of forged documents and how to protect your company against them.
With passports, a classic forgery is the page substitution.
The inner page containing personal data is deleted and replaced by a page containing fraudulent data. The forger seeks to retain the original look of the booklet and paper, even if the page’s pattern isn’t quite right. Identity cards and driving licenses are also common forged documents.
The original document may belong to the forger, or it may be a document stolen from or sold by its legal holder. Forgery represents a significant trafficking in stolen identity documents and identity theft.
To detect a forgery of an identity document, we concentrate on errors made when the forger alters the document. This means errors in personalisation or inconsistencies between the forged and intact sections.
The IDCheck.io service uses a database containing thousands of examples of identity documents issued by every country. As a result, the personalisation characteristics are known for each document. After the first automated document identification step, IDCheck.io verifies the personalisation characteristics to detect this type of fraud.
This guarantees you an anti-forging service and a fraud protection.