Sellers of counterfeit passports in Mumbai, India sell the fake India passports on the black market for $294 (15,000 Indian Rupee). Along with Mumbai, police report that many counterfeit passports are created in Nepal as well.
New Jersey’s Attorney General’s Office broke up a black market driver license ring where a clerk working in the Motor Vehicle Agency sold legitimate driver licenses to undocumented immigrants in the state.
Forgers on the streets of Manila will make counterfeit university degrees in about two hours for $10 to $60. Other counterfeit documents, such as job references, cost $11.50. The main location where the counterfeiters sell their documents is between Claro M. Recto and Rizal Avenues. Counterfeit diplomas, identification, driver licenses, term papers and professional licenses such as a fake pilot license are all available.
A counterfeit identification ring in Puerto Rico was selling fake identifications such as social security numbers, birth certificates and drivers licenses at a price of $2,500 a set.
During Spring Break 2001, police in Florida seized over 10,000 forms of counterfeit identifications from minors. Based on those seizure rates, police estimate that there are over a million fake IDs circulating the United States.
According to various media reports, the average price to purchase a counterfeit identification card on the Internet is $100.
In the first half of 2011, over 1,700 counterfeit ids were seized by U.S. Customs in the Chicago area, or over 280 per month. In 2010, authorities were seizing about 10 fake ids per month.
Companies in China are providing counterfeit driver licenses and other forms of identifications through a mail-order business. According to college students who use the service to buy IDs that allow them to enter bars and clubs, the fake IDs costs $300 for one ID, $400 for 2, and $75 per fake ID if the person orders over 75 copies.
In the first three months of 2011, Custom officials at Chicago-O’hare Airport seized over 1,700 counterfeit US driver licenses that were made in China. Most of the counterfeit licenses were addressed to college students and were counterfeited licenses of the following states: Illinois, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Florida, Georgia and Pennsylvania.
In 2010, police in Tuscon, Arizona seized 2,064 forms of fake IDs from underage students attempting to enter bars and clubs. In 2009, police in the city seized 2,098 forms of counterfeit ids from underage students. At the University of Texas-Austin, 50 fake ids were seized from students in 2010.