This story generates out of America, but can and does happen here is Australia.
The below comment is a direct quote from the news article referenced:
As part of his plea agreement, Dinu admitted he was a member of a group that used fake passports and fake driver's licenses to travel around the U.S. making illegal ATM withdrawals.
There may be some challenges to the use of fraudulent and counterfeit passports at border control, but once inside the borders fake documents can again be used.
Whether government or private industry, where an identity document is used to validate something with a financial outcome, then it is worth having the skills and procedures that place your business in the best position to detect a fraudulent act.
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