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May We See Your ID, Please? Part II

Friday, June 29, 2012 by

Our initial offering of some of the fake IDs that we are sent by individuals attempting to open fraudulent hosting accounts was so well-received, that we’ve decided to share another batch of these gems with you.  Once again, credit goes to our ever-vigilant Pending Department who are the front-line defense against those who would attempt to pass these documents off as genuine.

Our first contribution is actually a passport.  The curious thing about this particular passport is not necessarily that this gentleman is named Susan, but rather he is named both Susan and Tyrone.  United States passports clearly show your name in two different places; to the right of the picture and below it.  So, he’s Susan on the right and Tyrone underneath:


Traveling can be stressful.  Valuable is the friend with whom you are able to embark on long journeys.  In light of that, I’d very much like to take a trip with Mr. Happy Traveler:


Here we have a two-fer.  This person may, or may not, be named either Caroline or Chris.  Additionally, they may or may not be a resident of either New York or Minnesota.  Either way, they won’t be hosting with us:


What is the most appropriate way to follow up a two-fer?  Well, with a three-fer, of course! The truth is that, as a whole, Vietnam is one of the worst offenders with regard to fraud that we encounter. Here we have three separate instances that all used the same fake ID, with the same pictures that appears to have been taken from perhaps someone’s old MySpace page:


We begin the celebrity portion of our program here with Paula, who looks eerily like Trey Parker of South Park fame:


Absolutely no idea why Justin Timberlake has the words “Baby 4 Ever” emblazoned across his Pennsylvania ID, though it is suspected that it is in some way related to his continuing mission of, in fact, bringing sexy back:


So… many… jokes… for… this… ID! I just can’t choose the best way to express the total lack of tiger-blood-infused non-winning:


As always, we save the best for last.  Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce to you… the one, the only… the King himself, Mr. Elvis Presley!  He’s alive, and he wants to host with HostGator!:


And Elvis has now left the building!





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  • ggamerazy
    29 June 2012 at 1:31 pm

    This is hilarious. These must have been obvious jokes…if not i feel bad for the would be scammers

  • nickthrolson
    29 June 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Really Elvis lol!

  • Shyuan
    29 June 2012 at 3:05 pm

    HAHA! Those IDs are so fake. How can they be so foolish? they made themselves look stupid.

    But I gotta admit that some people are afraid of showing real IDs because of individuals safety purposes. Providing personal IDs is not as easy as filling up a general registration form because there are possibilities that the IDs leak and fall into hands of some bad guys out there who are trying to fake someone’s ID such as passport or national ID.

  • Terry Frewin Kluytmans
    29 June 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Did you notice JT’s DOB is 01-02-2011? That’s one ugly-ass female baby! :-)

  • Tuan
    29 June 2012 at 11:25 pm

    “Vietnam is one of the worst offenders with regard to fraud that we encounter.” Don’t say that

    • DavidNsy
      2 July 2012 at 4:13 am

      Why? Because they’re telling the truth?

    • t.
      8 July 2012 at 12:00 pm

      “that we encounter”

    • WisTex
      13 July 2012 at 8:10 pm

      It might have to do with the fact that their IDs are so easy to fake.

      A couple decades ago, New Jersey Drivers Licenses were much easier to fake than other states, since it had no picture and was made of unlaminated paper. Those IDs were faked all the time.

      It also could be the same few people trying to sign up over and over again different ways with different IDs. The few rotten apples making the whole barrel look bad.

  • Gerald Weber
    30 June 2012 at 9:30 am

    OMG love the one with Charlie Sheen ROTFL

  • Phim
    1 July 2012 at 9:15 pm

    OMG Vietnam. Shameless.

  • Best WordPress themes
    2 July 2012 at 3:08 am

    I do not agree with the way HostGator validating a their customer! Why paypal, site5, Amazone, Apple, Microsoft, Google… can have good business with Vietnamese? Everyone in the world can use Photoshop. If your customer intentionally do that, will you say “hey, don’t do that!” or refusing their application? Why don’t you think that your validation method is NOR RELIABLE?
    What do you think if your Vietnamese faithful customers think about you due to what you commented above? Do you respect them?

  • Cloud
    2 July 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Welcome to the FUNNY ID Exhibition!

  • Christopher E. Stith
    5 July 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Um, Susan/Tyrone was also apparently born in 1792. Is Al Roker an affiliate?

  • Jasmine Alicia A
    9 July 2012 at 2:00 am

    Haha, these are really nice IDs… so did you open a hosting account for Mr. Elvis Presley?

  • MikeJonesg
    13 July 2012 at 12:49 am

    oh you saved my Friday with that Elvis ID the man is not only alive but still looks pretty young!

  • WisTex
    13 July 2012 at 8:08 pm

    The funny thing is that the person who submitted the Elvis fake ID may not have even known who Elvis was. We take it for granted everyone knows who he is, but ask a 20 year old in a third-world country and they probably have no clue. I know, because I have actually encountered people who don’t know who he and other older American icons are.

  • kizi
    11 June 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Thanks. i need this infomation.