Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Can You Spot a $100k Fake Driver's License

Yes, your eyes are working. A $100,000 identity
theft and check fraud scam was recently
perpetrated
by thieves using a phony driver's
license.


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It seems two California men, while traveling through
Oregon state, perpetrated multiple identity thefts
and forgeries against construction related businesses
in at least 5 cities.

"In each of these incidents payroll checkstock
was stolen from the company, forged and
negotiated at the account holders' banks."

The two men allegedly would research their intended
victims by posing as employment candidates days before
the actual burgularies and subsequent fraud took place.

"It appears these suspects are spending
considerable amounts of time at the locations
to research and find examples of the check
issuers' signature and employee addresses."


So, our tip for today is if you are an Oregon state
resident of Aumsville, Klamath Falls, Oregon City, Salem,
or Staton take action to help authorities nab this
identity theft fraudster and his partner.

Anyone with information is asked to call Salem Police
Detective Michael Korcek at 503-588-6050 ext. 7159.

7 Comments:

At 10:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a business owner, how can you be in still be in business very long and be that dumb to leave your checks lying around where someone can simply steal them?

This makes me wonder who's the real victim here?

 
At 4:29 AM, Blogger Financeguide101 said...

Hi Agent99,

Thank you for sharing information and alerting everyone about those guys.....mmmm 2 guys, 5 cities and $100k ......

 
At 2:50 PM, Blogger agent99 said...

Financeguide101 said...

Thank you for sharing information and alerting everyone about those guys.....mmmm 2 guys, 5 cities and $100k ......
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At 10:58 AM, Blogger Ed Dickson said...

Counterfeit ID is a big money maker for organized crime. A good story to read about this is the one floating around about Suad Leija - who is now working against her former family. They makes millions a year counterfeiting all sorts of documents.

 
At 5:51 PM, Blogger agent99 said...

Ed Dickson said:

"...They makes millions a year counterfeiting all sorts of documents."
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Thanks, Ed for the lead.

You were right on the button - they forged id cards alone evidently pull in $2.5 million annually according to federal agents involved with an on-going crime investigation in Chicago which has
even implicated the father of a city alderman.

 
At 5:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have heard that people get fake licenses but i am curious to know what equipment they use because I am sure the way they used to look changed in 2008 from say 5 years ago. Also I am curious to know how do these people know what every licence in every state look like. How does one even know if they have a good licence or a bad fake?

 
At 10:18 AM, Blogger agent99 said...

Anonymous said...

I have heard that people get fake licenses but i am curious to know what equipment they use because I am sure the way they used to look changed in 2008 from say 5 years ago. Also I am curious to know how do these people know what every licence in every state look like.
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Without running the risk of actually empowering identity theft criminals out there, here's just one source (of many you can readily get from a Google search):

http://www.newidcards.com/cards.php?id=15
(see the left side frame for all of the states represented)

Unfortunately, fake id development is quite a thriving cottage industry due to continued boom in identity theft resulting from stolen or unauthorized access to personal information.

 

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