Another scam is the people at the passport agency obtain the blank passportsthat are faulty. They can be printed badly, the binders are crooked, and they werecut off center, whatever. These passports are sold to you. The government hasalready cancelled these passport numbers as destroyed and they were sitting in astorage room waiting to be destroyed. Imagine the experience you will have whensome immigration authority contacts the issuing country to see if the passport isreal and they are told it was a cancelled passport blank never intended to beused. Now they get excited about a big investigation to find the culprits. Becareful, use a law firm.Another scam is the sellers get a citizen in the country to say that you are theirlong lost child and then you come in under them as a child. This can work if youare under 21 but be careful because you are not their child. If someone wants totry this and you are middle aged in a word – run.Another take off on this is a citizen adopts you. This tends to only work withyoung people.Sometimes they have a citizen apply for a passport and then change the pictureto yours and send it to you. Can also work with dead people.Another scam is to have you marry a citizen and this can make you eligible forsome sort of residency and passport. Think bigamy if you are already married.Think blackmail by the woman and or passport sellers. This can really blow up if there is an investigation. You and the woman will be separated for questioning.You will be asked to describe each other’s unusual body marks, moles and bodydescription etc. Then you will be asked about habits like brushing teeth,toothpaste, soap and shampoo used, how often have sex, bathroom habits, foodchoices, relatives, phone calls, TV shows etc. The two stories (yours and hers) willbe compared and your stories will fall apart. Then what happens can get ugly.They may just cancel the passport and residency or worse like a fine or chargeyou with a crime, deport you or who knows what.It is my understanding that printers in some parts of Asia sell counterfeit passportblanks. Thus the sellers just print in your name and insert your digitized photoand courier you the passport. If you try to use it expect big trouble. So theycharge you tens of thousands of dollars and sell you a counterfeit passport theypaid $50 for. They do the same thing with residency cards, driver licenses,citizenship Id’s, etc. Again mail order ID is not going to be authentic.
Passport Fraud Prevention
– Only deal with a lawyer of law firm. Make sureyou are being processed in the country at the bona fide immigration offices.These should be large buildings on ground level with government emblems, noparking zones and police sprinkled about. Make sure you see plenty of regularlocal people out and about. An office on the fifth floor of an office building with alittle sign outside that says immigration office is probably a scam. They will