AI-Generated Fake IDs Enable Financial Fraud and Money Laundering

For just $15, people can use the OnlyFakes service to easily obtain high-quality fake IDs created by AI, potentially enabling financial fraud, money laundering, and other criminal activities.


  • The OnlyFakes service uses generative AI models like GANs and diffusion models to create fake IDs that can bypass standard KYC and AML verification measures.
  • A cybersecurity researcher was able to use an OnlyFakes fake ID to open a bank account and unban a crypto account.
  • The service creates fake IDs for many countries including the US, Canada, China, and more. It can batch generate hundreds of fake IDs easily.
  • While the fake IDs provide anonymity, using them carries legal and ethical risks. The service is openly engaged in criminal activity and likely being monitored by law enforcement.
  • Cryptocurrency payments provide some privacy but identities can still potentially be exposed. The service also likely keeps records of customers.
  • Regulations are evolving to try to tackle this threat, including proposed US rules around requiring infrastructure providers to report suspicious AI training activities.
  • Beyond fake IDs, AI is also being used for deepfake videos, non-consensual fake nude images, and more. As the technology becomes more accessible, the potential for harm grows.


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