Price to Get a Fake Birth Certificate from Cuba

A man in the US State of Florida was selling counterfeit Cuban birth certificates to illegal immigrants in the United States. Due to US immigration policy, Cuban nationals are able to apply for a green card after one year of being in the country. The man was selling fake Cuban birth certificates to migrants from… Continue reading Price to Get a Fake Birth Certificate from Cuba

Human Smuggling Fee From China to Europe in 2013

In August 2013, a human smuggling gang operating in Spain and France was broken up by police. The smuggling gang was charging Chinese migrants over $53,000 (€40,000) per person to be smuggled into Europe. The migrants would eventually settle in the United Kingdom or the United States. Included in the fee would be fake passports… Continue reading Human Smuggling Fee From China to Europe in 2013

Guatemalan Children Kidnapped For Illegal Adoptions

In the first seven months of 2013, criminal justice programs in Guatemala reported that 22 children were kidnapped or stolen in the country. The children are reportedly taken for the purpose of illegal adoptions and organ trafficking. Hospital workers such as doctors and midwives are reportedly involved in the black market trade and assist the… Continue reading Guatemalan Children Kidnapped For Illegal Adoptions

Using Stolen Identification to Buy Health Insurance

Computer hackers and identity thieves sell full kits of stolen identity on Internet forums for $1,200 to $1,300. These stolen identity kits contains a person’s basic information along with their Social Security number, driver license copy,  and bank account information with routing numbers. For rush orders, the hackers charge an additional $100 to $500 for… Continue reading Using Stolen Identification to Buy Health Insurance

Fake Resident Cards in Japan

Immigration officials in Japan has identified at least 33 cases of foreigners holding counterfeit resident cards between July 2012 through May 2013. Japan introduced a new foreign resident card system on July 9, 2012, and has issued around 1.1 million cards thus far. The holders of the counterfeit cards were reported to have overstayed their… Continue reading Fake Resident Cards in Japan

Baby Trafficking in Indonesia

Security services in Indonesia broke up a “baby farm” where mothers were being paid between $160 to $250 (1.6 Million and 2.5 Million Indonesian Rupiah) for their babies. The baby traffickers would search for babies through maternity wards and look for unmarried or poor mothers and offer to purchase the baby. Once the group checked… Continue reading Baby Trafficking in Indonesia

Confiscation of Fake Driver License in New York

Investigators with the Department of Motor Vehicles in the State of New York confiscated 1,450 fake driver licenses in underage drinking stings in 2012. The department has 100 investigators who are tasked with battling counterfeit licenses. Many of the fake licenses were produced overseas and are mailed to customers in the United States. (More fake… Continue reading Confiscation of Fake Driver License in New York

Price of a Black Market Passport from Nepal

The cost to buy a Nepali passport on the black market is reported to be $1,740 (150,000 Nepali Rupee). If a legitimate visa is included with the fake passport, then the price rises to $6,961 (600,000 Rupees). The passports are reportedly bought by Bangladeshi nationals who use it to increase their chances of obtain employment.… Continue reading Price of a Black Market Passport from Nepal

Cost to Buy a Fake Passport and Degrees in Australia

According to a news article, the price of a fake Australian Passport on the Internet is $806 (600 Euros). For an extra $268 (200 Euros), the website will include fake ID cards and fake driver licenses. A fake diploma from a university in Australia can be bought online for $249. (Fake Diploma Information and Costs.) Source:  Asher… Continue reading Cost to Buy a Fake Passport and Degrees in Australia