Change identity Common Mistakes
November 4, 2016
The "Too-Perfect" New Identity Document
Real identity documents are never absolutely perfect. Take a
look at your real birth certificate and you'll soon see what I mean. If your
new identity document looks
too clean, too spotless and too pretty,
a trained clerk will instantly notice it and that could get you into big
Most genuine birth certificates have been around for
years and have numerous physical flaws from wear and tear including ink blotches, dog-eared
corners and permanent creases where they've been folded and refolded
many times over the years.
If your birth certificate looks too good, rough it up a bit. Fold it a couple of hundred times,
bend over a corner or do whatever it takes to make the document look
suitably old. (Our report includes the details of several different
methods for quickly aging birth certificates and other ID documents in
completely undetectable ways.)
Whatever you do don't soak your documents in coffee, tea or vinegar -
clerks are trained to sniff documents for the odor of those liquids.
drivers license bureaus aren't completely stupid! They're trained
to use a clever trick you should be aware of. When you hand them your birth
certificate, they'll hold it close to their chest where you can’t see it
and then demand that you recite your full name, the names of your parents and
their birth dates from memory!
The clerks know that any legitimate applicant can
easily rattle off the requested information but anyone who is using fake
id won't be able to recall everything from memory. Be sure you can recite this info
right off the top of your head.
Carefully memorize everything on your birth certificate before you
even think of handing it over to a clerk. Always make like a boy scout -
Leave Genealogy to the Genealogists
requesting birth and death certificates from vital records offices,
never indicate that you’re requesting the documents for “family
research” or genealogy purposes. Ask any experienced Genealogist and
they’ll tell you their many horror stories.
Getting a birth certificate that way can easily
take up to three months
- or more!
Instead use an excuse that requires swift action from the clerk
that processes your order. (Our report includes several different
strategies for getting quick overnight priority handling.)
probably the most common mistake most beginners make. Most novice forgers
will mask out some but not all of the original typewritten information
on a copy. They will then type in new personal information
in a new font. Because it looks official enough most forgers leave it at
But while it may look great to a rookie, those
trained in spotting forged documents (such as clerks and law enforcement
types) will instantly notice this kind of silly mistake. In order for
your document to be accepted as genuine -
the typeface must be uniform throughout the entire document.
Bragging or Taking Someone Into
you’ve created your new identity -
you must keep it a complete secret! Trust no one with the
details! And I do mean no one! You may be tempted to brag a bit about your
accomplishment, and that’s understandable. Or you might want to help
someone else create a new identity for themselves. But whatever you do, don’t give
into the temptation! It’s the quickest route to “blowing your cover.” I
can't tell you how many people are sitting in prison because they took
someone into their confidence.
When you reveal your secret to another, it's as
if you're handing them a loaded gun. From that moment on they'll have an
extraordinary degree of power over you as they’ll be able to expose you
at any time they choose. You simply cannot relax and be secure in
your new life unless your new identity is
an absolute secret.
Carrying Around Dual Identity Documents
around ID documents in several different names is just plain stupid.
Cops are in the habit of digging through everything in the pockets or
purse of anyone who falls into their hands.
If they find multiple sets of ID, they'll immediately jump to the
conclusion that you're a wanted criminal on the run and quickly put you
under lock and key until they can uncover your true identity.
Be sure to get rid of your old identity documents. Dump them in a safety deposit
box or stash them behind the freezer in your Grandmother’s basement.
Whatever you do, don’t carry anything around that links you back to
your previous identity.
Keeping Old Magazine Subscriptions
important short story. The police offered a private investigator a $50,000
cash reward if he could locate a particular murder who as a fugitive from justice. The
police had been looking long and hard for this particular criminal with
The private investigator asked what the fugitive did for a living. When
he learned the man was an architect, he phoned the offices of the most
popular architectural trade magazine who provided the man's current home
address in two minutes flat!
The stunned police quickly arrested the criminal and the private
investigator went home with a check for 50 grand for a total of only two minutes work!
The motto here is - never
transfer any record directly from your old name to your new one.
(Find new hobbies as the police often use a person's passion for a
particular hobby to locate them.)
That creates a permanent and easily traceable link from your new
identity right back to your old identity.
Instead, let old subscriptions lapse. If you really need to read a
particular publication, purchase a completely new
subscription later using your new name and address or buy copies for cash
at a book store.