Wed, Oct 05, 2005 - Page 4 News List

Thailand still king for counterfeiting

WHO AM I?Just about any fake ID imaginable can be bought on the streets of Bongkok, which is causing concern for those countries fighting the 'war on terror'

AP , BANGKOK

"A lot of use is made of genuine passports that are doctored for the client. Most are either sold by backpackers who have run into financial difficulties or simply stolen."

Features that reveal a fake passport include the quality of the paper and ink used, peeling laminate, spelling mistakes or variations in print details, and missing pages, the Western police officer said.

"You get what you pay for," the officer added.

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