Document Fraud

Falsifying documents involves altering, changing or modifying a document for the purpose of deceiving another person. It can also involve the passing along of copies of documents that are known to be false. It is a serious crime to lie, or to send false information or documents.

Basically, any type of official form or document can be illegally modified.  Falsifying documents is usually done in connection with broader criminal aims, such as tax invasion

In order to be convicted of falsifying documents, the accused person must have acted with criminal intent. Some businesses forms such as corporations can also be charged with falsifying documents.

Document fraud can involve either false or altered documents, such as:

passports and travel documents,


diplomas, degrees, and apprenticeship or trade papers,

birth, marriage, final divorce, annulment, separation or death certificates, and

Police certificates.

There is a gental man that wanted to get a loan of about 500m from a certain bank and has was going to seize his land. He was then asked by the bank to avail the land tittle for his land which he had claimed that was worth more than the money he was going to get from the bank. When he brought the land tittle the bank found out that the documents were not authentic.

So it is very easy for a person to forge a document and get away with it. However, it is the responsibility of any employee to train their staff on the dangers of falsifying documents and how to detect that kind of fraud.



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