Hubei police confiscate over 20 thousand fake certificates, diplomas and stamps

Updated:Fri, Aug 2, 2013 08:44 AM   By Bernd Chang

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The confiscated counterfeit articles include professional certificates, birth permits, birth certificates (bearing the birth information of a baby), doctors' licenses, accounting certificates, property certificates, rights of state land usage, driver licenses, etc.

Police in Yichang, Hubei province, central China smashed a criminal gang of making and selling false certificate, confiscated more than 20 thousand fake certificates, diplomas, permits and stamps.
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As we have reported, Chinese can not survive to some extent without certificates and permits issued from the government and other government sanctioned institutions!  But to not every certificate or permit is easy to get, instead, many, and especially the 20 permits and certificates, are very hard or expensive to apply for, which is also the reason why fake-certificate business is so rampant on mainland China, with advertisements sticking to or simply written on street walls, wire poles and public toilets becoming a stubborn problem in all cities. 

Police in Yiling district, Yichang city, Hubei province displayed the pile of fake certificates, fake diplomas, counterfeit permits and false stamps they confiscated, July 6, 2013.

The confiscated fake certificates include death certificate, driving license, tax stamps, company seals, university diplomas, house property certificates, household registration certificate, birth permit, etc.

The similarity degree some of these fake certificates and stamps is very high, which are difficult for non-professionals to identify.



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