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Need a fake name, address, social security or credit card number?

June 29th, 2006

I don’t know exactly how I stumbled across this, but I found a website that purports to offer a "public service" by providing a fake identity generator complete with social security and credit card numbers.  In reading the FAQ, the utility of this "service" as offered is:

There are a ton of uses for this service. Here are a few examples:

  • "Generate excellent test data quickly and cheaply" DB2 News & Tips
  • Persons living outside of the U.S. can use this information to gain
    access to websites that do not support their country’s addresses.
  • Use fake information when filling out forms to avoid giving out personal information.
  • Generate a false identity to use as your pseudonym on the internet.
    This allows you to keep your real life and your internet life seperate.
  • Get ideas for names to use for characters in a book or story.
  • Generated credit cards can be used to test basic
    client-/server-side validation techniques without accidently processing
    a real card.

How about one more?  Give illegal immigrants, people fraudulently attaining employment, criminals, identity thieves, and miscreants yet another avenue to more easily do things they shouldn’t.  You can even order in bulk, with SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS.

I suppose that by linking to this site I am attracting even more attention to it, but I just can’t understand how Corban Works whose website says they are "…dedicated to creating family-friendly websites" and makes references to the LDS (Mormon church) thinks this is a good idea?

[Editors note: I removed this link because my stats/hit counter for this post was going crazy — seems every scumbag on Earth looking for hits on ‘fake social security numbers" and the like from Google was pulling this entry up.  I don’t want to make it any easier for these idiots to do what they do.]

  1. August 1st, 2007 at 07:55 | #1

    For me this is some kind of identity theft and it shouldn't be allowed.The authorities should made something to stop those sites.

  2. Mary Swnson
    November 4th, 2007 at 05:01 | #2

    I think it is great to have something like this because when my divorce was final I had such bad credit that I could not get a place to stay or get anyhting. So this helps until I clear up my credit report then I go back to my real name, soc. sec no. Its just a fix in a jam like I was. If anyone that has been in a mess like me they would understand. It is legal becasue I have checked it out. Its just until you clear up your credit report. At least it help me get a place to live in and other things. The world today depends on your credit reports and if it bad your out of luck to live. So this is great when your in a bind

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