This story openly highlights the relationship between documents and identity crimes. It recognises the two elements of crime, the identity theft itself, then the practical use of those identities.
A sound understanding of document security features and assessment protocols is required to detect where documents are a concern. Critical here, the quality of the fraudulent documents may be high but those making judgements about it do not have to identify that a document is fraudulent, they have to have sufficient concern to warrant further scrutiny of the document and the circumstances. Further scrutiny alone is a powerful deterent to fraudulent activities.
Contact us if your workplace requires the development of skills in the recognition of fraudulent documents, and the development of procedures to reduce the risk of becoming a victim.