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The Secret Service Agent Who Collared Cybercrooks by Selling Them Fake IDs

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by zoomsixx, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. zoomsixx

    zoomsixx Senior Member Premium Member

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    I use to run a fake ID template site years ago. Some of you may remember it (fakeidzone.com). I almost got wrapped up in some trouble myself. I won't get into much of that.

    Anyways, the story

    From late 2007 until March 2011, if you were an identity thief or credit card fraud artist in need of a fake ID, your best bet was ?Celtic?s Novelty I.D. Service.? From its base in Las Vegas, the online storefront manufactured driver?s licenses for 13 states and shipped them to buyers around the world. No questions asked.

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  2. Roparadise

    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    Can the Secret Service Agent be brought up on fraud charges for scamming people and stealing someone's identity ?
     
  3. kiickz4dayz

    kiickz4dayz Newbie

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    Crazy stuff
     
  4. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    At least they didn't let the ATF handle it. They would still be walking the credit cards and would have lost track of everything.
     
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  5. zoomsixx

    zoomsixx Senior Member Premium Member

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    Sounds like entrapment to me, but assuredly the government will do as they please and get away with it.