Forgery is one of the techniques of fraud, including identity theft. Counterfeit passports, driver’s licences and money, as well as access to information to create forgeries, is traded on the dark web. Dark web marketplaces often have a separate section for fake items and forgeries. Usually, forgeries are used to perpetrate other crimes, such as concealment of real identity.
Dark web marketplaces sell illegal drugs, stolen and fraudulent identification documents and access devices, counterfeit goods, malware and other computer hacking tools, firearms and toxic chemicals.
Producing forgery items often requires access to sensitive information.