The fingerprint presentation attack is still a major challenge in biometric systems due to its increased applications worldwide. In the past, researchers used Fingerprint Presentation Attack Detection (FPAD) for user authentication, but it suffers from reliable authentication due to less focus on reducing the ‘error rate’. In this paper, we proposed an algorithm, based on referential image quality (RIQ)-metrics and minutiae count using neural network, k-NN and SVM for FPAD. We evaluate and validate the error rate reduction with different machine learning models on the public domain, such as LivDet crossmatch dataset2015 and achieved an accuracy of 88% with a neural network, 88.6% with k-NN and 88.8% using SVM. In addition, the average classification error (ACE) score is 0.1197 for ANN, 0.1138 for k-NN and 0.1117 for SVM. Thus, the results obtained show that it was achieved a reasonable accuracy with a low ACE score with respect to other state-of-the-art methods.