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May We See Your ID, Please? Part III

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 by

Welcome to the third offering of our ever-expanding collection of fake IDs.  Posting these blogs seems to have no effect in deterring people from continuing to send us hilariously fake IDs in an effort to fraudulently acquire web hosting.  It is unfortunate that our industry is so ripe with this type of activity, but we remain vigilant in the prevention of fraudulent sign-ups.  Please enjoy these recent additions to our collection.

As we’ve explained before, if we have reason to believe that an account sign-up may be of a fraudulent nature, we will request that a Government-issued ID be sent in for verification purposes.  As was the case with “Heidi,” here:


If, after we receive the aforementioned ID, we then still have reason to believe that everything isn’t on the up-and-up, we will request that the individual then send in a picture of themselves holding their ID.  Again, here is “Heidi”:


Following the receipt of this image, we knew that “Heidi” was not legitimate, though I won’t reveal the multiple things that made this abundantly clear.  We then sent a reply back informing them of our decision to not host them, and included the following image, which we were able to easily locate via a quick image search:


Up next is Rebecca.  She chose to send us an oddly-angled image, though we were quite impressed to see that her license was issued at 2:53pm and has an expiration date of “never.”  Aside from her diaper restriction, she is also 19 1/2 feet tall, a “cute driver” and a “love donor”:


Despite having a New Jersey ID, as opposed to a Florida one like Rebecca there, Brian seems to have gotten the same deal on a never-expiring driver’s license.  Though Brian seems to have an extra feature: Full Time Baby Status, which is pretty legit.  He also lives on Baby Drive Street, also clearly legit.  The best part is that Brian’s signature consists entirely of little handprints:


This next ID is interesting and unique in that it simply doesn’t contain a picture at all, simply a blue box where the picture should be.  There’s various other things we could point out, like the new text in the fancy font clearly placed over the blurred out background… if not for our keen eye catching the blue rectangle though, this “Danmark” ID card might’ve slipped past us:



Our celebrity portion begins with the “Driver’s International License” of one of the more well-known movie stars of yesteryear, Mr. Steve McQueen.  As shown by our past fake ID blog posts, celebrities will stop at nothing to acquire web hosting, even returning from beyond the grave:


Well, I’m not too sure what to say about Jude Law here.  I’ll be honest, when this ID was sent to me, I didn’t realize this was a celebrity.  Admittedly, it was a female colleague who revealed to me that this was, in fact, an actor named Jude Law.  You now have full disclosure on this particular ID.  However, Jude if you want web hosting from Hostgator, we’re going to need to see a legitimate ID, sir:


Thus concludes our most recent collection of fake IDs. Surely we’ll be back with more of these before too terribly long. In the meantime, feel safe in the thought that we remain vigilant in our mission to prevent fraudulent sign ups. HostGator: keeping the internet safe from fraud since 2002!

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  • MzBaker
    6 February 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Some people will go to any means to get hosting…. lol

    • Loginto
      8 February 2013 at 11:23 am

      Very true MzBaker! lol

  • CandleForex
    26 February 2013 at 5:36 pm

    The sad thing is its less effort to sign up legally than it is to go to all that effort to show fake ID.

  • jg
    19 March 2013 at 11:14 pm

    That danmark one looks alot like a texas one and even has the texas stat under the experation date

    19 May 2013 at 9:23 pm

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