Wednesday, August 24, 2011

ID Fraud

Unfortunately identity fraud seems to be on the rise. Here are some pointers that will help you spot identity fraud.

If you are working on a job dealing with the public where you must verify a person's ID many times this could be a difficult task. ID fraud would usually involve one of these problems

The counterfeit license: this is a drivers license that is completely different from the actual valid license . They are designed to look official or they may follow a familiar early license style. To detect this fraudulent license matched the question ID against the actual size and color against a regular drivers license you may be able to detect some discrepancies.

Altered license: this is a situation where a change is made to an actual valid license by additions and changes. This type of fraud is often committed by minors who are trying to buy liquor. Or ID thieves who need a supporting ID to cash a check for example. If the lamination of the license looks suspect check the birth date and name to see if you can detect any alteration.

Forged license: this is a license that combined forgery and adding a new photograph. You may be able to detect this type of forgery by checking for raised edges around the photograph. Check for a broken or partial signature. There could also be a missing or partial state seal.

There are a lot of schemers out there who will definitely try to take advantage of you in any means possible so be on your toes

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