May 05, 2024

Criminal Cards on the Rise


Criminal Cards on the Rise
The real deal. Probably. The Russian Life files

Russian state news outlet Izvestia reported that instances of forged documents have seen a sharp rise recently.

Based on the latest data from 2019 to 2022, cases of fake state documents, such as passports and identity cards, have risen by 43% in Russia. The period saw some 38,000 criminal cases filed in relation to forged documents.

Experts say the rise could be caused by many things, including new technology like AI, which has made the creation of fake images far easier.

At the same time, increased legal crackdowns in Russia, as well as the lingering effects of the COVID pandemic, could be fueling the demand for false papers.

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