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Security ink discovered to prevent counterfeiting

Indian scientists have developed a special safety ink that can prevent counterfeiting of banknotes and identity documents. After exposure to UV light of a certain...

Colour-changing crystal glow could make better banknotes

A team of chemists in China has discovered a single compound that has a colour-modified afterglow. According to Chemistry World, this technique could protect banknotes...

Thousands of fake IDs seized in USA

Federal officers of the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently seized nearly 3000 fake driver’s licences and almost 3200 blank card stocks to...

EU initiatives in the ID document domain

In 2016, the EU Commission published its ‘Action plan to strengthen the European response to travel document fraud’. This article will discuss some major...

Instagram new black market for fake IDs

Recently, Instagram has emerged to be a shopping centre for a wide variety of fake goods. According to the Global Industry Report these commodities can...

Part 4: Interrupting traditional and counterfeiting workflow

Joel Zlotnick, Jordan Brough and Troy Eberhardt Reverse engineering of document artwork is a critical prepress activity for sophisticated counter­feiters that print by offset lithography...