Identity fraud is rampant. Just perform a Google search on the term and the evidence to support this statement is clearly visible. You will find dozens of news stories every day. Government websites from all over the globe warning its citizens of the dangers of having their identities stolen. Paid advertisements from companies offering the latest solutions. Wikipedia sites, and more.
A criminal that has your information can take over your life in a variety of different ways: he could take out a loan in your name, he could empty your bank account, or he could even rent a car and simply not return it, leaving you with the bill. The possible uses of a stolen identity are varied and numerous to the savvy thief, but before he can truly put the stolen identity to use, he’ll need to have a physical identification card ready in order to ‘prove’ his identity whenever it is questioned. And thanks to the REAL ID Act, ‘proving’ his identity may have gotten a bit easier…
Scientists out of the National University of Singapore have found a method of utilizing nanohole technology to potentially prevent the counterfeiting of documents, credit cards, currency, and ID cards. The new technology was designed to incorporate over 34,000 nanoholes on an "ultra-capacity nano-photon sieve" surface. This surface would ensure that holograms could not be replicated by counterfeiting fraudsters.
Accurate identification papers are essential to safeguarding financial and legal transactions as well as many other sensitive exchanges. Specialty ultraviolet lights are important instruments used in the fight against fraudulent presentation. The right detection tools can augment existing fraud detection practices while empowering your employees and agents with greater defenses against the use of false identity documents.
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For as long as governing bodies have released official documents and notes, counterfeiting has been an accompanying issue. This deceptive practice dates all the way back to ancient Rome, when counterfeiters would actually shave small flecks of gold and silver off of coins in order to make their own money. In this perpetual game of cat-and-mouse, it often seems like counterfeiters are always able to stay one step ahead of countermeasures.
Recently, in Brooklyn, a man successfully made a $1,500 purchase using fake identification at a department store. It was not until he tried to continue his identity theft spree at a nearby Best Buy that he would be caught. Shortly after his successful attempt at Kohl’s, the man attempted to make a purchase at a Best Buy store, where the suspect tried purchasing $945.32 of merchandise on an existing store-credit-account, without presenting the card. He asked the cashier to look up the card information using his name and date of birth. In order to verify his identity, the employee asked him for his drivers license. The employee recognized the New Jersey DL that he presented as a fake. After notifying the store manager, the authorities were called and arrested the suspect.
The usage of fake IDs in an in environment like a Gentlemen’s Club typically is for underage drinking or illegal entry. We do not normally associate the use of fake IDs at’such clubs in order to get a job. Although not a common occurrence in the Gentlemen’s Club industry, the hiring of underage performers is an issue that has recently surfaced in the public eye.A recent case in Florida, in which a 13 year old girl was hired as a performer under a fake ID, has brought the industry under scrutiny for permitting sex trafficking practices to occur under their watch. This is not a common occurrence within the industry but one isolated incident is enough to blemish an industry’s reputation.
We have written much on the subject of the Modern Face of Identity Theft, and how
technological advancement has changed the game for criminals involved in the ID theft racket.
The answer is: quite significantly.
Our nuclear plants have become like mini-fortresses following 9/11. Concerns over attacks on land or of targeted aircraft crashes led to the proposal of numerous new safety laws and regulations; the overriding focus being on the threat from without. All this focus on external forces however has missed the largest threat to nuclear power plant safety that actually has manifested itself. And it came from within.