Fake ID terror fears We expose documents scam used by bombers
BOGUS utility bills used to create fake identities can be bought online for less than £4, a Sunday People investigation can reveal.
The scam allows terrorists and other criminals to open bank accounts, get credit, hire vehicles and take out loans under a cloak of secrecy. We saw British Gas bills for the equivalent of £3.70 in bitcoin and UK driving licences for £7.50 on the internet’s dark web.
Another site offered fake driving licences produced on HD printers and boasted: “We offer features such as barcodes, magnetic stripes, smart chips and holographic overlays”.
Identity theft was a key part of the planning for the Brussels and Paris terror attacks. Only last month a Dublin-based Algerian was accused of selling bogus papers to IS fanatics in the UK.
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