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Title:
COUNTERFEIT PREVENTION AND DETECTION SYSTEM USING A UNIQUE DIGITAL PROCESS IN DOCUMENTS AND CERTIFICATES FOR THE PURPOSE OF AUTHENTICATION AND VERIFICATION
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2018/044248
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
The invention is related to a system that includes Server 1 (2.1) and document issuer (2) issuing the document (3), a QR code (3.1) hiding the unique code (3.5) and a verification code (3.1), verification code (3.6) in the meta data and a NFC (near field communication) (3.2) hiding a 16 hexadigit code (3.7) or a unique code (3.5); an optical medium strip (3.3) hiding a verification code (3.6) and a 16 hexadigit code (3.7) or the unique code (3.5) in meta data; a magnetic medium strip (3.4) hiding a verification code (3.6) and a 16 hexadigit code (3.7) or the unique code (3.5) in meta data; a document(3) including any combination of verification code (3.6) in the meta data and a 16 hexadigit code (3.7); the verifier (4) receiving the document (3) submitted by the real/legal entity and controlling validity and authenticity of the document (3); a device (5) providing access to the web site (5.1) or having a mobile application (5.2); and storage and verification (6) element including Server 2(6.1) and interacting with the document issuer (2) and the verifier (4); a system (1) used for authentication and verification of the documents (3) with a unique code (3.5) and prevents counterfeiting the documents issued by primarily academic institutions as well as all official and private organizations through an integrated process.

Inventors:
KAFAS, Abdurrahman (Macun Mah. Erciyes Işyerleri 201 Cad. No:48 Yenimahalle/Ankara, TR)
Application Number:
TR2016/050371
Publication Date:
March 08, 2018
Filing Date:
October 07, 2016
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
KAFAS, Abdurrahman (Macun Mah. Erciyes Işyerleri 201 Cad. No:48 Yenimahalle/Ankara, TR)
International Classes:
G06K7/14; G06K19/06; G06Q30/00; G07D7/00
Foreign References:
US20110283369A12011-11-17
US20150106113A12015-04-16
US20150302421A12015-10-22
US20130320079A12013-12-05
Other References:
None
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
DEMİRCAN, Tarık (Maltepe Mah. Necatibey Cad. 74-4 Kızılay, Çankaya/Ankara, TR)
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Claims:
CLAIMS

The invention is a system (1 ) that is used for authentication and verification of the documents and prevents counterfeiting the documents issued by the organizations and academic institutions as well as all public and private organizations and detects a cancelled, expired documents or documents attached annotation for any reason by using a unique code (3.5) in an integrated process and it includes;

• The server 1 (2.1 ) and document issuer (2) that issues the document (3),

• The document (3) having the QR code (3.1 ) hiding the unique code (3.5), the verification code (3.6) in the meta data and the 16 hexadigit code (3.7) ,

• The verifier (4) receiving the document (3) submitted by the real or legal entity and detecting validity and authenticity of the document (3),

• The device (5) providing Access to the web site (5.1 ) or having a mobile application (5.2),

• Storage and verification (6) including Server 2 (6.1 ) interacting with the document issuer (2) and verifier (4).

It is the system (1 ) in Claim 1 , which includes a document (3) with a NFC (near field communication) (3.2) hiding the unique code (3.5), verification code (3.6) in the meta data and a 16 hexadigit code (3.7).

It is the system (1 ) in Claim 1 , which includes a document (3) with an optical medium strip (3.3) hiding the unique code (3.5), verification code (3.6) in the meta data and a 16 hexadigit code (3.7).

It is the system (1 ) in Claim 1 , which includes a document (3) with a magnetic medium strip (3.4) hiding the unique code (3.5), verification code (3.6) in the meta data and a 16 hexadigit code (3.7).

4. It is the system (1 ) in Claim 1 , which means document issuer (2) has a code supplier service application (API).

6. It is the system (1 ) in Claim 1 , which includes generating a document (3) in code supplier service having a special hashing function for each document (3) with a unique code (3.5). 7. It is the system (1 ) in Claim 1 , which includes verification code (3.6) invisible on the document (3) generated together with the unique code (3.5) and a 16 hexadigit code (3.7) hid in the meta data, generated as 5 random characters/digits by the code supplier service reader to prevent electronic code analyzing by using an optical reader or image processing software

8. It is the system (1 ) in Claim 1 , which includes a 16 hexadigit code (3.7) that is placed visibly on the document (3).

9. It is the system (1 ) in Claim 1 which includes a 16 hexadigit code (3.7) that enables the verifying entity or organizations (4) to verify the document over the web site (5.1 ) by writing the characters one by one.

10. It is the system (1 ) in Claim 1 , which includes an electronic device (5) providing access to the web site (5.1 ) and including a mobile application (5.2) such as computers, smart phones, tablet pc or any device that operates the system (1 ).

11. lt is the system (1 ) in Claim 1 , which includes storage and verification (6) server includes digital documents (3) received by the issuing organization (2) or the person and unique code (3.5) of these documents (3), the 16 hexadigit code (3.7) and verification code (3.6).

12. It is the system (1 ) in Claim 1 , which includes storage and verification (6) server with the meta data including verification code (3.6) controlling the authenticity of the document by comparing the data such as the unique code (3.5), the 16 hexadigit code (3.7) and the verification code (3.6) with the ones in its database

3. The invention is the operation method of a system (1 ) that is used for authentication and verification of the documents with a unique code (3.5) and prevents counterfeiting the documents issued by the organizations and academic institutions as well as all public and private organizations through an integrated process and it includes the following steps;

• Document issuer (2), issues the document (3) with a QR code (3.1 ) as required by a real or legal entity in server 1 (2.1 ) and delivers a copy of the document (3) to the server 2(6.1 ) of the storage and verification (6) (101 a),

• Document issuer (2) delivers the real or legal entity the printout of the document (3) (102),

• Real or legal entity submits the document (3) to the verifier (4) (103),

• The verifier (4) scans the QR code (3.1 ) in the application (5.2) in the device (5) and inquires the validity and verification of the document (3) (104a),

• Unique code (3.5) is submitted through the application (5.2) or the 16 hexadigit code (3.7) written in the web site (5.1 ) is submitted to server 2(6.1 ) owned by the storage and verification (6) over internet (105),

• Server 2(6.1 ) of the storing and verifying organization analyses the unique code (3.5) submitted and matches unique codes (3.5) in the database (106),

• If the unique code (3.5) submitted is matched with the unique code (3.5) in the data base of the storage and verification (6); and the unique code (3.5) submitted is matched with the code generated at server (2) using the meta data, then the meta data is submitted to the application (5.2) in the device (5) of the verifier (4) from Server 2 (6.1 ) (107),

• Meta data is compared with the meta data available on the application (5.2) in the device (5) or web site (5.1 ) (108),

• If meta data does not match; the document (3) is declined and a warning of fraud attempt is made and recorded in an appropriate place (109),

• If meta data match; the document (3) is verified and validity is authenticated or the warning of the document (3) is correct but the document (3) is invalid is given (110),

• If the verifier (4) wants to review whether the document (3) is falsified visually; the verifier (4) demands PDF version of the document (3) over the application (5.2) or the web site (5.1 ) (111 ),

4. It is the operation mode of system (1 ) in Claim 13 which includes the following;

• Document issuer (2), issues the document (3) with a NFC (3.2) as required by a real or legal entity in server 1 (2.1 ) and delivers a copy of the document (3) to the server 2(6.1 ) of the storage and verification (6) (101 b)

5. It is the operation mode of system (1 ) in Claim 13 which includes the following

• Document issuer (2), issues the document (3) with an optical medium strip

(3.3) as required by a real or legal entity in server 1 (2.1 ) and delivers a copy of the document (3) to the server 2(6.1 ) of the storage and verification (6) (101 c),

6. It is the operation mode of system (1 ) in Claim 13 which includes the following

• Document issuer (2), issues the document (3) with an magnetic medium strip

(3.4) as required by a real or legal entity in server 1 (2.1 ) and delivers a copy of the document (3) to the server 2 (6.1 ) of the storage and verification^), (101 d),

7. It is the operation mode of system (1 ) in Claim 13 which includes the following

• The verifier (4) scans the NFC (3.2) through the application (5.2) in the device (5) and inquires the validity and verification of the document (3)

(104b)

8. It is the operation mode of system (1 ) in Claim 13 which includes the following

• The verifier (4) scans the optical medium strip (3.3) through the application (5.2) in the device (5) and inquires the validity and verification of the document (3) (104c)

9. It is the operation mode of system (1 ) in Claim 13 which includes the following

• The verifier (4) scans the magnetic medium strip (3.4) through the application (5.2) in the device (5) and inquires the validity and verification of the document (3) (104d)

20. It is the operation mode of system (1 ) in Claim 13 which includes the following

• If the verifier (4) of the document (3) cannot use the application (5.2) in the device (5) for any reason, verifier (4) enters the web site (5.1 ) and write the 16 hexadigit code (3.7) on the document (3) (104e)

21. It is the operation mode of system (1 ) in Claim 13 which includes the following

• PDF version of the document submitted to the Server 2(6.1 ) during the initial issuance of the document (3), is delivered to the application (5.2) in the device (5) or web site (5.1 ) from the Server 2 (6.1 ) (112)

22. It is the operation mode of system (1 ) in Claim 13 which includes the following

• The verifier (4) compares PDF file with the document (3) available

(113), 23. It is the operation mode of system (1 ) in Claim 13 which includes the following

• If the data submitted to the storage and verification (6) is not matched with the data in the documents (3) in the database of the storing and verifying organization, the document (3) is declined and then a fraud attempt is declared and recorded in the appropriate place (114)

24.The invention is the method of a system (1 ) generating a unique code (3.5), verification code (3.6) and a 16 hexadigit code (3.7) used for authentication and verification of the documents with a unique code (3.5) and prevents counterfeiting the documents issued by the organizations and academic institutions as well as all official and private organizations through an integrated process and it includes the following steps

• Document issuer (2) submits meta data of the document (3) to (2.1 ) code supplier service application in Server 1 (2.1 ) through communication and network tools while document (3) is generated and requests unique code (3.5) (201 ),

• Code supplier service application generates the unique code (3.5) consisting of two codes, one is related to the meta data of the document (3), and the other is special data of the document issuer (2) (202), The unique code (3.5) generated is placed in the document (3) and integrated with the QR code (3.1 ), NFC (near field communication) (3.2), optical medium strip (3.3) or magnetic medium strip (3.4) (203),

If the code supplier service fails to read the QR Code (3.1 ), NFC (near field communication) (3.2), optical medium strip (3.3) or magnetic medium strip (3.4) for any reason, the 16 hexadigit code (3.7) to be used for verification of the document (3) over the web site (5.1 ) is generated together with the unique code (3.5) and the 16 hexadigit code (3.7) is placed on the document(3) in a visible format (204),

Code supplier service application generates a verification code (3.6) consisting 5 random characters/digits with the unique code (3.5) and the 16 hexadigit code (3.7) (205),

After the document issuer (2) receives and matches the codes generated for the document (3), a PDF file is generated for the valid document (3) and PDF file, meta data and generated codes are stored in the data base of the Server 2 (206)

Description:
COUNTERFEIT PREVENTION AND DETECTION SYSTEM USING A UNIQUE DIGITAL PROCESS IN DOCUMENTS AND CERTIFICATES FOR THE PURPOSE OF AUTHENTICATION AND VERIFICATION

Technical Field

The invention is a unique digital system in an integrated process that initially prevents counterfeiting of any document issued through our system by any public organization, academic institution, as well as all official and private offices; it also allows for an efficient, effective and fast turn around time for authentication and verification of records. Current Used Technique

Currently, official certificates and documents are issued by academic institutions, government offices and private organizations for a particular person or purpose with a manual stamp, signature or print. For example, certificates and diplomas are issued for students; license documents are issued for businesses, companies etc., passports and personal ID's are issued for particular persons.

The validity of the certificates and documents issued are authenticated with wet signature, stamp or print. Generally, wet signatures and stamps may be counterfeited and false documents or certificates may be issued. Therefore, methods used cannot prevent counterfeiting and confirming its authenticity is difficult and time consuming.

Under current systems, current issued documents, with simple tools, can easily be falsified. For example, ID documents, land registry certificates, vehicle licenses and diplomas issued by the academic institutions and organizations are falsified by altering names, validity dates in power of attorney attested by the notary, laboratory analysis results etc. These alterations may not be recognized or identified by the institutions or organizations where such documents are used. Also, cancelled or expired documents to which annotation is attached may not be determined. For example; a document which is attached an annotation after being issued pursuant to the directives may be submitted to and accepted by the organizations and institutions. In the mean time the process of Authentication and Verification is time consuming, costly and difficult.

These types of falsification and fraud cause serious moral, material and financial damages. For example; healthcare services provided to the people with a forged medical diploma may lead to many material and moral damages. Another example is tax-ovation and lose of government income due to falsified analysis of chemical material to be imported. Millions of dollars are lost due to falsified documents in addition to public endangerment and waste of time and money in the process of authentication.

At the moment, counterfeiting cannot be prevented because the falsifications made on these documents cannot be easily or quickly detected by institutions or organizations requesting the documents. Currently, the organization requesting the document may authenticate the document on the system if the organization issuing the document permits. For example, when you go to a notary, your identification may be compared to the particulars in the system of the civil registry office by the notary based on the authorization granted by the civil registry. However, this gives rise to a flaw in system security as an individual other than the civil registry has an access to the system. In other words, identification may be altered in the system and this facilitates fraud.

In conclusion, due to the unfavorable circumstances described above and insufficient solutions available, it is required to establish a system to prevent and easily detect counterfeiting in certificates and documents by controlling validity and authentication in a fast, accurate and precise method. The proposed invention utilizes unique code technique to protect the document against counterfeit and to allow easy, fast, and accurate verification of the document. Short Description of Invention

The invention is a unique digital system and a process that is lean, fast, reliable, effective in producing safe documents that can not be falsified and easily authenticated with a press of a button any where in the world.

The invention provides a novel technology for preventing falsification of documents by providing an integrated process for the authentication and verification of documents such as those produced by academic institutions and potentially by government and private organizations. The method combines the recent technology advances in coding theory, communications, smartphones and cloud computing. Examples of documents to be authenticated using the proposed technology include certificates, transcripts, student identifications and can be extended to licenses, food and medicine certificates, insurance ID cards, reimbursement forms and many other document types.

Primary aim of the method is preventing the issuance of fraudulent documents and detection of any fraudulent document where fraud is committed after the issuance of a document. The invention will both detect any alteration made after issuing the document and original electronic data on the authenticity server belonging to the organization.

Each certificate or document is protected incomparably with a unique electronic code with this invention. This unique code is;

I. Unequalled as it is generated by variable algorithm.

II. Assigned to the document automatically at the time of issuing the document.

III. Used as verification ID of the document.

IV. Validity and authenticity of the document is detected using the unique code assigned to the document (authentication ID).

V. Attached on the document and used for detecting validity and authenticity of the document.

With the use of this unique code, the method in our invention reduces counterfeit on documents and certificates to zero. Another aim of the invention is to enable any organization wanting to verify the authenticity of the document to read (authentication ID), decrypt it and retrieve from a predetermined server all information necessary to establish the authenticity of the document.

A different aim of the invention is to detect a cancelled or expired document or documents attached annotation for any reason.

The invention has a wide range of benefits for various individuals and some of the benefits are described below:

Benefits for the Organization issuing the document

It has the following benefits for the organizations and academic institutions issuing documents as well as all official and private organizations:

I. Increased confidence and trust in the document produced by the organizations

II. Reduces the loss resulting from the fraud of documents

III. Easy, simple and fast verification of the documents issued by the organizations

IV. Ability to invalidate and revalidate any documents using the unique code associated with documents issued by the organizations (Authentication ID)

V. Ability to collect and analyze statistics about the documents issued by the organizations and verified by other organizations

VI. Reducing cost incurred due to the need to respond to various entities requiring the verification of the documents issued by the organizations

Benefits for Bearer of the Document: The bearer of the documents such as diplomas, school graduation certificates, real estate certificates and other types of documents will have the following benefits:

I. No other person can compete with him/her using a fraudulent document II. Reduced time for the verification of his/her document by various institutions and organizations for verification of the document (in some cases, verification of a document may last for weeks)

III. Reduced cost of verification process, as verification is performed instantly.

IV. Reduced back and forth communication cycle between the original institute and the organization wanting to verify the document

V. Reliable authentication of documents, especially during crisis, wars and abnormal conditions where original source of documents cannot be reached easily

Benefits for the verifier of the Document:

Verifying organizations, academic institutions and all government and private institutions and organizations, real and legal entities shall have the following benefits:

I. Easy and fast verification of the document, which reduces the time required to verify a certain document

II. Detection of any cancelled, expired documents or documents attached annotation for any reason

III. Reliable verification is possible at any time and place

IV. Reduced cost of verification by removing the cost of intermediary services such as mail and courier institutions

V. Reducing the human errors made intentionally or by mistake

VI. Increased trust in verified documents

VII. Creating a national or international document authentication network by generalizing the method of invention (For example; a document issued in a country may be easily inquired and verified in another country without any requirement for any institution of organization in between)

Benefits for the Community:

The invention provides the community with an advanced technology and contributes the wellbeing and security of people with the following benefits:

I. Reduced rate of fraudulent documents worldwide II. Preventing global cost of fraud in documents which is estimated by 100's of billions of dollars by the experts

III. Removing unfavorable conditions resulting from the holders of fraud documents

Structural specifications and characteristics as well as all benefits shall be well understood thanks to the detailed explanations and figures and referral to the figures and therefore it is necessary to make the assessment based on these figures and detailed explanations.

Figures to help understand the Invention

Our invention "A system for counterfeit prevention and detection using authentication and verification with unique codes in documents and certificates", subject to the application is shown with the figures attached as the following;

Figure 1 : It is the illustration of the system (1 ) regarding "A system for counterfeit prevention and detection using authentication and verification with unique codes in documents and certificates" subject to the invention.

Figure 2: It is the illustration of a document (3) including QR code (3.1 ) and 16 hexadigit code (3.7) regarding "A system for counterfeit prevention and detection using authentication and verification with unique codes in documents and certificates", subject to the invention.

Figure 3: It is the process diagram of the system (1 ) regarding "A system for counterfeit prevention and detection using authentication and verification with unique codes in documents and certificates", subject to the invention. Figure 4: It is the process diagram of the process steps regarding "A system for counterfeit prevention and detection using authentication and verification with unique codes in documents and certificates" including the generation of the unique code (3.5), the verification code (3.6) and the 16 hexadigit code (3.7) and attaching the document (3). "As the drawings in the figures are representations, they are to be scaled. The details not required to understand the invention may have been ignored. Apart from that, identical elements or elements with identical functions are illustrated with the same number. "

Description of Parts

Our invention of ""A system for counterfeit prevention and detection using authentication and verification with unique codes in documents and certificates", is enumerated in the figures attached and the names of corresponding parts are as the following;

1. System

2. Document issuer

2.1 Server 1

3. Document

3.1 QR code

3.2 NFC (near field communication)

3.3Optical medium strip

3.4 Magnetic medium strip

3.5 Unique code

3.6 Verification code

3.7 Hexadigit Code

4. Verifier

5. Device

5.1 Web site

5.2Application

6. Storage and Verification

6.1 Server 2 Description of Procedure Steps

Our invention subject to this application is headed as ""A system for counterfeit prevention and detection using authentication and verification with unique codes in documents and certificates" and enumerated in the figures attached and the process steps are explained as the following.

Process steps regarding the operation of the system (1 ):

101a. Document issuer (2), issues the document (3) with a QR code (3.1 ) as required by a real or legal entity in server 1 (2.1 ) and delivers a copy of the document (3) to the server 2(6.1 ) of the storage and verification (6) server, 101 b. Document issuer (2), issues the document (3) with a NFC (3.2) as required by a real or legal entity in server 1 (2.1 ) and delivers a copy of the document (3) to the server 2(6.1 ) of the storage and verification (6) server, 101c. Document issuer (2), issues the document (3) with an optical medium strip (3.3) as required by a real or legal entity in server 1 (2.1 ) and delivers a copy of the document (3) to the server 2(6.1 ) of the storage and verification (6) server,

101d. Document issuer (2), issues the document (3) with an magnetic medium strip (3.4) as required by a real or legal entity in server 1 (2.1 ) and delivers a copy of the document (3) to the server 2(6.1 ) of the storage and verification (6) server,

102. Document issuer (2) delivers the real or legal entity to the printer of the document (3)

103. Real or legal entity submits the document (3) to the verifier (4)

104a. The verifier (4) scans the QR code (3.1 ) using the application (5.2) in the device (5) and inquires the validity and verification of the document (3)

104b. The verifier (4) scans the NFC (3.2) using the application (5.2) in the device (5) and inquires the validity and verification of the document (3)

104c. The verifier (4) scans the optical medium strip (3.3) using the application

(5.2) in the device (5) and inquires the validity and verification of the document

(3)

104d. The verifier (4) scans the magnetic medium strip (3.4) using the application (5.2) in the device (5) and inquires the validity and verification of the document (3) 104e. If the verifier (4) of the document (3) cannot use the application (5.2) in the device (5) for any reason, verifier enters the web site (5.1 ) and write the 16 hexadigit code (3.7) on the document (3)

105. Unique code (3.5) is submitted through the application (5.2) or the hexadigit code (3.7) written in the web site (5.1 ) is submitted to server 2(6.1 ) owned by the storage and verification (6) over internet

106. Server 2(6.1 ) of the storing and verifying organization analyses the unique code (3.5) or the 16 hexadigit code (3.7) submitted and matches unique codes (3.5) in the database

107. If the unique code (3.5) submitted is matched with the unique code (3.5) or the 16 hexadigit code (3.7) in the data base of the storage and verification (6) server; Meta data is submitted to the application (5.2) in the device (5) of the verifier (4) from Server 2 (6.1 )

108. Meta data is compared with the Meta data available on the application (5.2) in the device (5) or web site (5.1 )

109. If Meta data does not match; the document (3) is declined and a fraud attempt is declared and recorded in an appropriate place

110. If the Meta data match; the document (3) is verified and validity is authenticated or the warning of the document (3) is correct but the document (3) is invalid is declared

111. If the verifier (4) wants to review whether the document (3) is falsified visually; the verifier (4) demands PDF version of the document (3) over the application (5.2) or the web site (5.1 )

112. PDF version of the document submitted to the Server 2(6.1 ) during the initial issuance of the document (3), is delivered to the application (5.2) in the device (5) or web site (5.1 ) from the Server 2 (6.1 )

113. The verifier (4) compares PDF file with the document (3) available.

114. If the data submitted to the storage and verification (6) does not match with the data in the documents (3) in the database of the storing and verifying organization, the document (3) is declined and then a fraud attempt is declared and recorded in the appropriate place Steps of generating the unique code (3.5), Verification code (3.6) and 16 hexadiqit code (3.7) and processing the document (3):

201. Document issuer (2) must submit meta data of the document (3) to code supplier service application in Server 1 (2.1 ) through communication and network tools while document (3) is generated and request the unique code (3.5)

202. Code supplier service application generates the unique code (3.5) consisting of two codes, one is related to the meta data of the document (3), and the other is special data of the document issuer (2)

203. The unique code generated (3.5) is placed in the document (3) and integrated with the QR code (3.1 ), NFC (near field communication) (3.2), optical medium strip (3.3) or magnetic medium strip (3.4)

204. If the code supplier service fails to read the QR Code (3.1 ), NFC (near field communication) (3.2), optical medium strip (3.3) or magnetic medium strip (3.4) for any reason, 16 hexadigit code (3.7) to be used for verification of the document (3) over the web site (5.1 ) is generated together with the unique code (3.5) and 16 hexadigit code (3.7) is placed on the document (3) in a visible format

205. Code supplier service application generates a verification code (3.6) consisting of 5 random characters/digits with the unique code (3.5) and 16 hexadigit code (3.7)

206. After the document issuer (2) receives and matches the codes generated for the document (3), a PDF file is generated for the valid document (3) and PDF file, Meta data and generated codes are stored in the data base of the Server 2 (6.1 )

Detailed Description of the Invention

These details are intended for providing a better understanding of the invention "A system for counterfeit prevention and detection using authentication and verification with unique codes in documents and certificates", without any limitation.

Besides, some elements or process steps prepared for better understanding of the invention may have been used differently in order to provide content integrity. The elements or process steps actually represent the relevant element or process steps enumerated the same.

System (1 ) subject to the invention;

• Document issuer (2) including Server 1 (2.1 ) and providing issuance of the document (3),

• The document (3) including any of the following items

o QR code (3.1 ) hiding the unique code (3.5), verification code (3.6) in meta data and the 16 hexadigit code (3.7)

o NFC (near field communication) (3.2) hiding the unique code (3.5), verification code (3.6) in meta data and the 16 hexadigit code (3.7) o Optical medium strip (3.3) hiding the unique code (3.5), verification code (3.6) in meta data and the 16 hexadigit code (3.7)

o Magnetic medium strip (3.4) hiding the unique code (3.5), verification code (3.6) in meta data and the 16 hexadigit code (3.7)

• Verifier (4) of the document that receives the document (3) submitted by a real/legal entity and verifies authenticity and validity of the document (3),

• Device (5) including the mobile application (5.2) or providing access to the web site (5.1 ),

• Storage and verification (6) having Server 2 (6.1 ) which is in contact with the document issuer (2) and verifier (4)

Document issuer (2) includes Server 1 (2.1 ) and generates the document (3). The document issuer (2) is the party wanting to issue the document (3) and validate the document (3) by using the proposed system (1 ). Document issuer (2) may be any institutions, organizations, real or legal entities with the authorization to issue a document (3). The document issuer (2) must have a Server 1 (2.1 ).

A document (3) may be prepared in four ways. Also, as far as technically feasible, this document (3) may be prepared in other ways. The document (3) includes certificates, transcripts, and student identifications and can be extended to licenses, food and medicine certificates and many other document types. Four ways by which the document (3) is formed are described as the following; One includes QR code (3.1 ) hiding the unique code (3.5), verification code (3.6) placed in the Meta data (3.6) and the 16 hexadigit code (3.7).

Another one includes NFC (near field communication) (3.2) hiding the unique code (3.5), verification code (3.6) placed in the Meta data and 16 hexadigit code (3.7).

The third one includes optical medium strip (3.3) hiding the unique code (3.5), verification code (3.6) placed in the Meta data and 16 hexadigit code (3.7).

The last one includes magnetic medium strip (3.4) hiding the unique code (3.5), verification code (3.6) placed in the Meta data and 16 hexadigit code (3.7).

The document (3) may be issued in one of the above ways.

The unique code (3.5) is a unique code (3.5) generated code supplier service with a special hashing function for each document (3). The unique code (3.5) is generated by using Meta data of the document (3).

Meta data used to generate the unique code (3.5) for the document (3) includes the following:

a. The date and time of generating the code for the document (3)

b. Type of document (3) (certificate, diploma, letter, etc.)

c. Name of the organization (2) issuing the document (3)

d. Information about the entities eligible to receive, verify and validate the document (3) such as "Any: means any entity without restriction", "Except: means any entity except the specified ones", Specific: means only the specified entities".

e. Information about type of paper being used to issue the document (3) (weight, dimensions, color)

f. Location (GPS) information about the place where the document (3) is issued

g. Special marks

h. Information about the entity receiving the documents including but not limited to name, personal identification number, birthday, and other relevant information.

Unique code (3.5) is hid in the QR code (3.1 ), NFC (near field communication) (3.2), optical medium strip (3.3) or magnetic medium strip (3.4) invisibly. Verification code (3.6) includes 5 random characters/digits in code supplier service and it is hidden in Meta data. Verification code (3.6) is generated together with the unique code (3.5) and a 16 hexadigit code (3.7). Verification code (3.6) cannot be seen on the document (3). Verification code (3.6) is attached to the document (3) in order to prevent electronic code deciphering by using optical character reader or image processing software.

A 16 hexadigit code (3.7) is placed on the document (3) visibly. The aim of placing the 16 hexadigit code (3.7) on the document (3) is that it only allows the person inquiring the document (3) or the organizations to go further by writing it one by one on the web site (5.1 )

The verifier (4) is the person or organization that controls authenticity of the document (3) or whether it is falsified. The verifier (4) carries out this process via the device (5). The device (5) in question may be any electronic device such as computers, smart phones, tablet pc or any device that operates the system (1 ).

The device (5) is an electronic device attached to the internet providing access to the web site (5.1 ) and including an application (5.2) such as computers, smart phones, tablet pc or any device that operates the system (1 ). The web site (5.1 ) in our invention is any internet platform where the users request authentication process. The users may verify the document (3) on the web site (5.1 ) provided they use the 16 hexadigit code (3.7). The application (5.2) is a software designed to carry out document (3) verification and authentication process in any electronic device (5) such as computers, smart phones, tablet pc or any device that operates the system (1 ). With the help of the application (5.2), the users may carry out verification and authentication process with the camera, QR Code (3.1 ) reader and optic reader of the device (5). Storage and verification (6) includes Server 2(6.1 ). Storage and verification (6) server includes digital documents (3) received by the issuing organization (2) or the person and unique code (3.5) of these documents (3), the 16 hexadigit code (3.7) and verification code (3.6). In addition, storage and verification (6) server controls the authenticity of the document by comparing the data such as the unique code (3.5), the 16 hexadigit code (3.7) and the verification code (3.6) with the ones in its database. Storage and verification (6) server includes Meta data with verification code (3.6).

Our invention has software that carries out all process steps which we call code supplier service.

Mode of operation of the proposed system (1 ):

If a document (3) having a QR code (3.1 ) is issued, the issuing organization, institution, real or legal entities (2) issue the document (3) with a QR code (3.1 ) required by the real or legal entity in server 1 (2.1 ) and submits a copy of the document (3) to the storage and verification (6) Server 2(6.1 )

If a document (3) having a NFC (3.2) is issued, the issuing organization, institution, real or legal entities (2) issue the document (3) with a NFC (3.2) required by the real or legal entity in server 1 (2.1 ) and submits a copy of the document (3) to the storage and verification (6) Server 2(6.1 ) If a document (3) having an optical medium strip (3.3) is issued, the issuing organization, institution, real or legal entities (2) issue the document (3) with an optical medium strip (3.3) required by the real or legal entity in server 1 (2.1 ) and submits a copy of the document (3) to the storage and verification (6) Server 2(6.1 )

If a document (3) having a magnetic medium strip (3.4) is issued, the issuing organization, institution, real or legal entities (2) issue the document (3) with a magnetic medium strip (3.4) required by the real or legal entity in server 1 (2.1 ) and submits a copy of the document (3) to the storage and verification (6) Server 2(6.1 )

The organization, institution, real and legal entity issuing the document (2) gets the print out of the document (3) and delivers it to the real or legal entities. The real and legal entities then deliver the document (3) to the verifier (4) of the document. If the document (3) has a QR code (3.1 ), Verifier (4) reads the QR code (3.1 ) through the application (5.2) in the device (5) and controls validity and authenticity of the document (3).

If the document (3) has a NFC (3.2), Verifier (4) reads the NFC (3.2) through the application (5.2) in the device (5) and controls validity and authenticity of the document (3).

If the document (3) has an optical medium strip (3.3), Verifier (4) reads the optical medium strip (3.3) through the application (5.2) in the device (5) and controls validity and authenticity of the document (3).

If the document (3) has a magnetic medium strip (3.4), Verifier (4) reads the magnetic medium strip (3.4) through the application (5.2) in the device (5) and controls validity and authenticity of the document (3).

If the verifier (4) cannot use the application (5.2) in the device (5) for any reason, it can log into web site (5.1 ) through the device (5) and write the 16 hexadigit code (3.7) on the document (3) In the meantime, the system (1 ) delivers the unique code (3.5) generated through the application (5.2) or submits the 16 hexadigit code (3.7) written on the web site (5.1 ) to the storage and verification (6) Server 2 (6.1 ) At this stage, the storage and verification (6) Server 2 (6.1 ) analyzes the unique code (3.5) received and matches the unique codes (3.5) in the database.

If there is a match between the unique codes (3.5) submitted to the server storage and verification (6) and the unique code (3.5) in the data base of the storage and verification (6), the meta data on the server is used to regenerate the QR code (3.1 ) and the 16 hexadigit code (3.7), and a comparison is made between the received QR code (3.1 ) and/or the 16 hexadigit code (3.7) with the recently generatd QR code (3.1 ) and 16 hexadigit code (3.7). If a mismatch is detected, then a fraud attempt is declared, and the document (3) is rejected. This type of fraud is made to the document (3) and to the Meta data on the server. If no mismatch is found, the system (1 ) proceeds to the next step.

If there is a match between the unique codes (3.5) submitted to the server storage and verification (6) and the unique code (3.5) in the data base of the storage and verification (6), relevant Meta data is delivered to the application (5.2) in the device (5) of the verifier (4) or to the web site (5.1 ). At the same time, Meta data received is compared with the Meta data on the web site (5.1 ) or application (5.2) in the device (5). If Meta data does not match; the document (3) is declined and a fraud attempt is declared and recorded in an appropriate place.

If the Meta data match, the document (3) is verified and validity is authenticated or the warning of the document (3) is correct but the document (3) is invalid is declared.

If the verifier (4) wants to review whether the document (3) is falsified visually; the verifier (4) must request PDF version of the document (3) over the application (5.2) or the web site (5.1 ) PDF version of the document (3) submitted to the Server 2(6.1 ) during the initial issuance of the document(3), is delivered to the application (5.2) in the device (5) or web site (5.1 ) from the Server 2 (6.1 ) Now, the verifier(4) organization or entity can compare PDF file with the document (3) available

If the data submitted to the storage and verification (6) does not match with the data in the documents (3) in the database of the storage and verification (6) server, the document (3) is declined and then a fraud attempt is declared and recorded in the appropriate place.

Steps of generating the unique code (3.5), the verification code (3.6) and the 16 hexadigit code (3.7) used in our system (1 ) and adding the codes in the document i3il

Document issuer (2) must submit meta data of the document (3) to code supplier service application in Server 1 (2.1 ) through communication and network tools while document (3) is generated and request the unique codes (3.5)

Code supplier service application generates the unique code (3.5) consisting of two codes, one is related to the Meta data of the document (3), and the other is special data of the document issuer (2).

The unique code (3.5) generated is placed in the document (3) and integrated with the QR code (3.1 ), NFC (near field communication) (3.2), optical medium strip (3.3) or magnetic medium strip (3.4). If the code supplier service fails to read the QR Code (3.1 ), NFC (near field communication) (3.2), optical medium strip (3.3) or magnetic medium strip (3.4) for any reason, the 16 hexadigit code (3.7) to be used for verification of the document (3) over the web site (5.1 ) is generated together with the unique code (3.5) and the 16 hexadigit code (3.7) is placed on the document (3) in a visible format

Code supplier service application generates a verification code (3.6) consisting 5 random characters/digits with the unique code (3.5) and the 16 hexadigit code (3.7). After the document issuer (2) receives and matches the codes generated for the document (3), a PDF file is generated for the valid document (3) and PDF file, Meta data and generated codes are stored in the data base of the Server 2 (6.1 ). In alternative applications of the invention; any types of products and methods required for verification and authentication of the system (1 ) subject to the invention.