Threat actors are constantly looking for quick and easy ways to commit fraud, and document forgery is a significant part of that effort. These fake documents can serve a number of illicit purposes, from providing proof of residence for a false identity, through creating legitimate business accounts under that identity, to even traveling internationally using fake biometric passports.
The competition between legitimate authorities and the fraudsters who attempt to dupe them, is likely to continue for years to come. While encryption and identification technologies are constantly improving, threat actors find ways keeping up with these developments. As long as there’s gain to be had, cyber criminals will continue to manufacture and sell forged documents in the deep and dark web.