The envelope please… Why inspecting the envelope is an important part of fraud detection

In light of the changes associated with COVID-19 and the rapidly increasing digital age, the need for paper documents is dwindling. However, the paper transcript and diploma are still often required and can be necessary when trying to verify the authenti

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Common document forensic features and tools to spot them

Educational documents are valuable credentials. Academic institutions invest in ways to protect them from being forged by incorporating security features into the document. Learning what security features are available and keeping a record of the feature

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Tips for building document verification expertise

Besides forensic features on paper documents, there are several red flags that may give away a potential fraud. When we talk about red flags, we don’t mean that the flags themselves prove the document is fake. It’s merely a piece of information that shou

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Online Verification: National Research University "Higher School of Economics" (Russia)

The National Research University "Higher School of Economics", located in Moscow, Russia, has started issuing custom diplomas to all graduates in 2020. These diplomas can be verified electronically by scanning the QR code in the lower left-hand corner of

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What's the difference between translation, evaluation, and verification?

It is not unusual for a prospective applicant to ask a credential evaluator to “translate” their credentials. What they mean is really to “evaluate” the credential, though the confusion between the two concepts is quite understandable. First, the applica

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