Cincinnati CBP stops thousands of fake IDs leaving the U.S.
Since early December, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers intensified inspections on outbound shipments moving through the Cincinnati Port of Entry. During Special Operation Red Phantom, officers focused enforcement efforts on fantasy and breeder documents produced in the United States and shipped to countries on every continent.
A fantasy document is a pseudo document that has the appearance of legal documentation, but is not issued by a legitimate organization or government agency and is not recognized in the United States as an official travel or identification instrument. Fantasy documents are often used as breeder documents — fraudulent forms of identification serving as a template for which criminals create other fake IDs.