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Key Features of Fake Plastic Cards and Counterfeit Detection Methods


Finally a new video on the channel !! He did nothing for a very long time, there were a lot of things, but still he did not abandon the case.

In this video, we will see how to distinguish the original from a Pokemon card counterfeit, we will see various versions of these fakes. And it turns out there are Pokemon Go cards))

Key Features of Fake Cards

Here are the main characteristics fake credit cards with magnetic stripe (Visa and EuroCard / MasterCard)which are most often found today in Ukraine and Russia.

Hologram (volumetric image). On fake holograms, the image can shimmer with all the colors of the rainbow, however, the image volume is absent, when changing the position of the card, no image changes characteristic of real holograms are observed. On fakes poor quality images are simply squeezed out on foil or applied with aluminum paint, without a specific sheen. The background of this hologram is clean, the image is easily visible and detailed. The background of the fake hologram is dull and the image is fuzzy. Fake hologram often peels (bubbles) when you click on the front surface and the deflection of the credit card in the hologram area. The foil with the image of a fake hologram is lifted by a fingernail. This hologram cannot be damaged when you try to remove it from the plastic with your fingernail. In general, a hologram is one of the most reliable signs by which you can distinguish fake credit card.

Signature Panel. Instead of a signature panel, a strip of paper is glued. The strip protrudes strongly above the surface of the card. The edges of the signature panel are easy to pull up. In some cases, the panel is missing or deleted in the form of a three-color inscription "MasterCard" (credit cards MasterCard / EuroCard, blue or tri-color "Visa" (Visa cards) Often the shade of paint with which the inscription is applied does not correspond to the original.

Lamination. On the front side of the card (sometimes on the back side) a transparent film can be applied, which is glued - a laminate. The laminated film peels off at the edges of the card, and sometimes in the area of ​​a fake hologram, embossing does not fit snugly on the plastic.

The first four digits of the card number (preprint), duplicated under or above the paint number (usually black) can be erased by credit card. On real map preprint cannot be erased. On fake credit cards sometimes the preprint does not match the first four digits of the embossed card numbers.

Logo differs in color, size, relative position of elements from the standard and can be erased from the card.

Micro font Visa logo is almost unreadable and easy erased from the card. Often the micro-fonts around the logo are replaced by a straight line.

Stylized characters "V" or "MC" are made roughly and differ from standard. Inclination, relative position of parts, place of embossing on the front side does not correspond to the original credit card. Sometimes there are no elements at all.

UV symbols. In ultraviolet light, the cards may not show the image of a dove flying in Visa or the letters "MC" in EuroCard / MasterCard. On some fakes these symbols are, but they are fuzzy and blurry, located in the wrong places.

Magnetic strip it can be felt to the touch at the border of the strip and the card, because it is often simply glued on top and not soldered to the surface. Magnetic stripe data may not correspond to embossing. For example credit card number and the name of the holder, read from the magnetic strip and printed on the receipt (terminal screen) do not coincide with those printed on the front side of the card.

The end of the map not white.

There may be a discrepancy between the name of the bank on the front and back credit card.

Fake Card Examples

If you carefully consider the map, then the first, on the basis of which it is immediately clear that this fake credit card - this is the lack of preprint (1). The Visa logo on this card is very different from the real one. The true upper stripe is blue, the bottom is yellow (2), i.e. the shade of the colors does not match. Around the logo is a solid strip (3). On the real logo, the inscription should be inscribed around the emblem with a micro font. Hologram (4) - image of a dove on this fake credit card executed close to the original. However, this fake is NOT a hologram, but a yellow foil on which a pigeon is engraved and, accordingly, the image is not voluminous and completely devoid of any color gradation.

The reverse side of the card is often uninformative when fake recognitionbut not in this case. First of all, credit card not signed. Secondly, the signature strip itself is a white plastic rectangle (1) that does not contain the Visa inscription and is easily erased with a fingernail. Thirdly, there is a white moire around embossed numbers and letters (2) - this laminate is behind plastic, which indicates a very low quality of manufacturing fakes. The limit of the magnetic strip is felt to the touch and the end part of the card is painted in the same way as the card

A fake in general, of good quality. However, there are two signs by which recognize it is a fake credit card. Firstly, there is no preprint (1). Secondly, the stylized letter "M" Mastercard on this fake it looks like the letter "K" (2). The quality of the hologram is quite high, but it can be erased, which cannot be with a real hologram. The colors of the logo are close, but not identical to the real ones.

There may be cases when embossed Visa Electron Card (1), although this should be alarming already. Banks must obtain special permission for convex embossing of this type of card from the payment system, which is rarely practiced and only if specific conditions exist. Pay attention to the logo Visa Electron (2). For comparison, the real logo (2) is also shown in the illustration on the right. On a fake card, there is a complete discrepancy between the font type of the logo, and there is no micro font around the logo.

Presented very interesting fake card: instead of the hologram (1) - embossed foil, logo that is made in the wrong colors (2), irregularly shaped stylized letter "M" Mastercard (3), the preprint is embossed (4) (the preprint is NOT embossed, but printed). In addition, some of the colors on the design letters are blurry, which indicates the use of non-standard equipment with low quality playback.

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Comments (4)

This is really useful especially for any dummies, I haven’t even seen such a thing on the “pokemany” channel