There’s a lot of fake stuff coming out these days, like branded clothes, shoes, mobile phones and many more. You name it, some innovative people can make a copy of it. In my recent travel in Manila, I discovered that even documents can be faked. Below I will talk about fake documents in Manila Philippines.
Fake Documents in Manila
As I roam around the city I notice that there are people making fake documents in Manila and they were doing it out in the open! I’m not saying that this is just in the Philippines, it happens everywhere, but this is right out in the open!
There was even a group of 50 factories in China busted for selling fake condiments and sauces. They had been believed to be operating for 10 years! Unfortunately you can find this type of activity in every country.
As I’m riding my motorbike along the busy street of Taft and Recto, I noticed some boards with id’s and certificates leaning up against a post. I walked up to it and a girl approaches me asking me if I want a fake or copy of some documents.
The funny thing about it is they’re not shy about trying to sell you forged documents.
Fake Documents for Sale
Fake documents are for sale here. Documents like drivers licenses, birth certificates, passport, bank books, bank statements, employment records, employee ID, clearances from the NBI, from local police just about any document that you can think of is available here.
Yes it is illegal, that’s why they only have their displays on little boards leaning up against the post. All temporary nothing permanent so if the police come by, they can quickly hide them right away. Whats odd is some of the police in the area don’t seem to care.
There is a funny story about these someone I know getting fake documents in Manila. So a friend of mine came down here to get a diploma from the University of San Diego for Electrical Engineering. He needed it so badly for the job that he applied at a little eastern European country.
He jumps on the airplane without looking at it first and when he does finally look at it, it said the “University of Sam Diego”. Whats even funnier is that even though it said Sam Diego on his diploma they still accepted it because they were so desperate for workers that time.
He got away with it, but having fake documents is not really a good option. You might go to jail or get a fine because of this.
Difference of Fake and Real Documents
I’m not sure how you can tell the difference between the fake documents from the real one. It really looks official when these people make them.
I guess what you can do is to double check everything to make sure every word and content of the document is real. From the stamps, signature, alignment of the content, the fonts and the paper itself.
Fake Documents in Recto Video
I wanted to warn you guys about this fake documents spreading around Manila so I decided to make this video. I can’t really let them see me taking this video, they will take offense to it. So i just got my cellphone prompt up to my handlebars to take it all.
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