aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

A horribly perfect way to steal someone’s identity

My understanding is that it’s gotten harder and harder to create a new ID for yourself. Bad guys used to hunt for obits for kids with about the same birthdate, and then send off for for birth certificates and then use those to build more and more pieces of ID. But now it’s supposed to be much harder.

But one girl hit on the perfect way to recreate herself. As the article in Rolling Stones puts it, “How a high school dropout created the ultimate fake ID, scammed her way into Harvard and Columbia, and became the target of a nationwide manhunt.”

You can read the whole story here.

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