As an experienced person who has been dealing with vehicle documents for long, I can detect a fake without any hassle.
I must confess, charlatans who peddle fake car papers have upped their ante in recent times due to advancing technologies. Nevertheless a fake will always be an imitation of the original. One of my favourite quotes is “the original never knew his worth until the fake showed up.”
FACTORS TO CONSIDER
– VALIDATION WEBSITES: The best way to detect a fake document is to verify it online. Some notable websites are:
Vehicle Licence – verify.autoreg.ng
Insurance – www.askniid.org
– COLOURED PHOTOCOPY: With the advent of the modern photocopier, con men have used the opportunity to make clones of the original copy. They print the respective information over the duplicates. However some caper papers have embedded security features that the fakes can’t match. Important things to note here are the font size, over all layout, the sharpness and attached nylon gum(if any – check the perfection of the cut).