Fraudulent or counterfeit certificates are a growing concern across various industries, with recent studies showing that 24% of certificates in circulation may not be legitimate or accurate. This issue has a widespread impact, causing financial losses ($5.8 billion is US consumerism*), damage to reputation, legal consequences, and even putting people's health at risk. The education sector has been heavily impacted, with around 7 million fake university certificates being issued each year and nursing diplomas seeing an increase in falsification**. Healthcare is also affected, with around 10% of medicine in developing countries being falsified***. The diamond industry has also seen a significant impact, with the numbers of falsified and fake diamonds being too high to be reported. Measures need to be taken to address this issue and protect individuals, businesses, and industries from harm.