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The Document Security Alliance (DSA) offers collaborative expertise from over 80 government, industry, and academic organizations – representing more than 300 individual members – who are dedicated to improving the security and authentication of critical value documents to combat criminal acts.

What’s at Stake?

The cost of fraud is staggering. The average organization loses 10% of revenue from counterfeiting and it has been estimated that the value of counterfeit goods globally exceeds 1.7 trillion dollars annually – over 2% of the world’s total current economic output. Document counterfeiting contributes to this fraud and represents a problem that is far greater than a financial loss. Personal security, domestic security and global security.

Counterfeit documents are more readily available in today’s digital age. Furthermore as physical and virtual documents become connected, the complexity of the situation increases. Governments are seeing more sophisticated counterfeits and fraudulent use of their issued documents – travel documents, identity documents and currency. In turn, counterfeit and fraudulent documents can be used to obtain legitimately issued documents. These fraudulently obtained but legitimately issued documents can be used for travel and financial crimes.

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Where We Stand

DSA is committed to identifying threats to legitimately issued documents, their production and issuance processes. We are committed to identifying technologies that would help secure the document issuance processes and to educating partners on issues involving document security.

Furthermore, DSA is committed to increasing awareness of the problems associated with counterfeiting of key financial instruments, travel and identity documents, serving as a resource for governments seeking to build their understanding of the solutions that exist today and providing recommendations and technical papers.

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Where We Stand

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Counterfeiting of
Driver’s Licenses:

An increasing threat to the United
States and what to do about it
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The current driver shortage in the UK is affecting deliveries to pharmacies, raising concerns that people may resor
[Mon Oct 11, 2021 @ 04:10 pm ET] View
Read our White Paper on #Counterfeit Driver's Licenses, which are used for more than underage drinking - they faci
[Wed Oct 06, 2021 @ 12:10 pm ET] View
Time to register for our Oct 7 Virtual Meeting. Joel Zlotnik of @StateDept Counterfeit Deterrence Lab will present
[Mon Oct 04, 2021 @ 11:10 am ET] View
We agree - especially regarding anti-counterfeit features! #VaccinePassports Colin McEnroe (opinion): If we're go
[Mon Sep 20, 2021 @ 06:09 am ET] View
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) advises the public to carefully check the security features of their Philippi
[Fri Sep 10, 2021 @ 07:09 pm ET] View


02-21-2022 : Banknote 2022
03-10-2022 9:00 am EST : DSA Meeting
03-14-2022 : High Security Printing Latin America
03-22-2022 : ISC West
04-06-2022 : Intergraf 2022

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