Criminals’ Playgrounds

Spinning through life, cell phone in one hand, coffee in the other, the importance of protecting private paperwork may never cross a person’s mind…until the moment he or she realizes that his or her identity has been stolen.

A business, on the other hand, may very well have the importance of protecting paper in mind (green paper, that is, with faces of U.S. presidents upon it).

Yet tell the CEO that, according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, U.S. companies lose more than $600 billion to fraud each year, with counterfeiting and document fraud making up more than two-thirds of that amount – or explain that mandates specifically hold manufacturers and suppliers liable for losses due to fraud – and the connection becomes clear: Threats to document security are very real; important papers warrant stealth protection.

And important papers containing crucial, private information – criminals’ playgrounds – are vast:

  • Nearly 360,000 babies are born worldwide every single day – 15,000 every hour, 250 every minute according to the National Institutes of Health. More than 130 million birth certificates and social security cards are issued every year.
  • Undoubtedly the most valuable travel and identity documents in the world, approximately 13 million U.S. passports, are issued annually according to the U.S. Passport Service Guide.
  • Marriage licenses; driver’s licenses; deeds to homes and cars; purchase and sales agreements; closing documents; certificates of titles…billions of papers containing private information.

When security, privacy, personal identity, and billions of dollars are at stake, then what is the best defense against criminal activity, document alteration, forgery, identity theft, fraud, and counterfeiting?
A secure paper.

With layers and combinations of features, specialized graphics, embedded fibers, and reactive ink, Glatfelter Security Papers ensure documents are nearly impossible to duplicate.

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