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NCJ Number: 127767 Find in a Library
Title: Security for Laser Printed Documents
Author(s): A H Frank
Corporate Author: Tulsa Police Dept
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Tulsa Police Dept
Tulsa, OK 74101
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Until recently, check forgers have worked out of print shops or used photoelectric copy machines. However, beginning at least in November 1989, with the publication of an article in "Forbes" magazine, it became apparent that the world of forgery and counterfeiting has been revolutionized by the use of personal computers and laser printers.
Abstract: The process for creating fraudulent checks, using a computer equipped with a scanner and laser printer, is very easy, and some police departments have seen an increase in this type of crime. This trend is likely to continue as the general population, not to mention the prison population, become more computer literate. However, the development of computer-generated, laser printed checks could also provide a solution to the problem. A software and hardware package, called PhotoChek, can place a photograph on a document with two innovations: it can increase the contrast in photographs, making them more accurate and harder to replicate, and it provides the customer with a complete system of creating the photographs. 5 figures and 5 references
Main Term(s): Computer related crime; Forgery
Index Term(s): Computer crime prevention measures; Computer software
Note: Presented at the Southwestern Association of Forensic Document Examiners, Long Beach, California, October 7, 1990.
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