Average Price of Stolen Passport for Sale

in Counterfeit Goods

According to officials in Ireland, about 40 percent of all stolen passports are probably being sold illegally. The stolen passports are stripped of the victims identification and then sold on the black market with a new identity for around $3,500 (between 2,00 and 3,000 Euros).

The report also mentions that Canadian passports have the highest demand on the black market, with Ireland coming in second.

Source:  Jennifer Bray, “‘Alarming’ rise in stolen passports on black market ,” Sunday Tribune, July 5, 2009.

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