Definitions Edit

Forgery is the process of making, adapting, or imitating objects, statistics, or documents, with the intent to deceive.

Forgery occurs when "[a]n entity fabricates information and claims that such information was received from another entity or sent to another entity.[1]

Overview Edit

The similar crime of fraud is the crime of deceiving another, including through the use of objects obtained through forgery. Copies, studio replicas, and reproductions are not considered forgeries, though they may later become forgeries through knowing and willful misrepresentations. In the case of forging money or currency it is more often called counterfeiting. But consumer goods are also counterfeits when they are not manufactured or produced by designated manufacture or producer given on the label or flagged by the trademark symbol. When the object forged is a record or document it is often called a false document.

References Edit

  1. ITU, "Compendium of Approved ITU-T Security Definitizons," at 20 (Feb. 2003 ed.) (full-text).

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