14,500 Fake, China-Made IDs Seized in US

In 2020, Customs and Border Protection officers in Cincinnati alone seized 14,504 fraudulent identification items – 97 percent of which originated in China and Hong Kong. Among the types of identification documents found were licenses, holographic stickers or seals, laminates, social security cards, passports, and visas. “Officers found that the holographic stickers, laminates, and seals were often shipped with blank cards showing intent to manufacture fake credit cards and IDs to be sold on the black market. The shipments were headed to addresses throughout the United States,” a Customs and Border Protection summary noted. Officials warned that the fake IDs