Electronic System Against Document Fraud Launched
On 1 April 2022, Frontex and Interpol launched a new system to detect document fraud. The Frontex-INTERPOL Electronic Library Document System (FIELDS) is designed to display original and genuine documents and the main forgeries detected on that type of document. The information on travel documents collected by Frontex aims to facilitate the work of first-line border control officers and law enforcement authorities of the Member States when performing document checks. Frontex and Interpol stressed that document fraud is a global challenge for migration management. It is the driver of many other criminal activities, such as migrant smuggling and trafficking, terrorist mobility, smuggling of drugs or weapons, etc.