Queensland police have found high-quality ID printers that in a Caboolture apartment along with 500 ID cards that were believed to be used for fraudulent purposes. Also seized were driver’s licenses, Medicare cards and mobile phones.
A police spokesperson from Queensland Police stated that the cards could have been used to commit crimes of terror, as well as to for money-laundering purposes and travelling under the radar.
Attached is a photo of the Fake ID cards and Fake ID printer seized.
A fraud network creating fake id, credit cards, pay slips and employment records with non-existent companies — and even a fake secretary answering a phone to back up the created identity — has been dismantled by police in Sydney.
In one of the most sophisticated fraud scams of its kind, the fake documents were used to create bank accounts and obtain loans and credit cards from financial institutions.
Police believe a “considerable” number of Australians have likely had their identities stolen by the Sydney crime syndicate. It’s too early to know exactly how many people were targeted.