Forgery is the crime of producing something false with the purposeful intent of deceiving someone. Forgery is a type of fraud that has been utilized in many ways by those involved with transnational crime, as well as by more traditional types of criminals. For example, forged tax stamps are necessary for certain forms of tobacco smuggling typically conducted by large transnational organized crime organizations. Forged documents, such as passports, visas, licenses, and assorted permits, are employed in many types of transnational criminal activities. Many variations of Internet money scams, such as the infamous Nigerian money scam, rely upon forged items such as cashier's checks, money orders, bank statements, and shipping labels. As transnational criminal activities have evolved, forgery methods have kept pace. In fact, new ...

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