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Man jailed for stealing identity – UK Border Agency

“An illegal immigrant has been jailed for two-and-a-half years for stealing another man’s identity and pretending to be him for 12 years.”

Full press release

UK Border Agency, 18th June 2009

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Couple jailed for fake ID factory – BBC News

“A couple who set up and ran an international fake ID factory from their Cheshire home have been jailed.”

Full story

BBC News, 20th April 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

MI6 informant Wang Yam found guilty of killing millionaire author to steal his identity – The Times

“A leading Chinese dissident who worked as an MI6 informant was convicted yesterday of murdering a millionaire author to steal his identity.”

Full story 

The Times, 17th January 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Lawyer ‘aided illegal passports’ – BBC News

“A lawyer tried to help criminals get passports by using the identities of dead children, a court has heard.”

Full story

BBC News, 13th January 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

UK identities sold for £80 online – BBC News

“Internet fraudsters sell complete financial identities for just £80, according to an online safety group.”

Full story

BBC News, 17th November 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

James Bond fantasist jailed – The Guardian

“A fantasist was beginning a two-year stint behind bars today for conning police into thinking he was a James Bond-style secret agent.”

Full story

The Guardian, 31st October 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Identity fraud booming during crisis, warn MPs – The Independent

“Bank account holders are more at risk of identity fraud because of the credit crunch, a report warns today.”

Full story

The Independent, 8th October 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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