Feb 23, 2011

Is this legal?

I’ve always wondered what kind of ads people place in the tabloid classifieds so I decided to take a look. I saw lots of astrologers and chat/datelines but then I saw this one tiny ad and I couldn’t believe what I was reading. Is this legal? What kind of people would need a new identity? Aren’t most of them in jail? How much is a Master’s Degree in Literature? I would like one. I decided to google the phone number and came up with a publishing company (Eden Press) that sells How-To books, like…

How to Disappear in America

Methods of Disguise

The ID Forger: Homemade Birth Certificates and Other Documents Explained

The Modern Identity Changer

Birth Certificate Fraud

Collection and Use of Social Security Numbers

Reborn Overseas

100 Ways to Disappear and Live Free

How to Make Driver’s Licenses and Other ID on your Home Computer

Does the DMV know about this?  Shouldn’t these people be arrested? But then they’d skip out on their bail & resurface as somebody else! This has to be great news for criminals. Lets hope the Taliban doesn’t pick up the Enquirer. I just can’t believe they can sell books like this! What’s next?…books like…

“Ten Ways to Steal Your Grandmother’s Identity”

“How to Print Money on Your Basement”

“Better Homes for Squatters: Beverly Hills Edition”

“Don’t Let Cataracts Keep You from Driving”

“Ponzi Schemes for Dummies”

Filed Under: Dear Diary, General

3 Comments on “Is this legal?”

  1. sue says:

    to add to your books 🙂 How about this one! (and just in time for tax season 🙂

    “Never pay taxes again!”
    “10 simple ways to hide your income from the government without getting caught!!” 🙂

    Sorry this comes late, but my computer had internet connection problems, bad weather here my sista!!


  2. Rhonda says:

    Jenny, I would think it would be illegal to do any of this. It blows my mind what can be found on the web and nothing is done to take it off like what you just googled, but to see it in an ad from a newspaper is unreal. I can’t believe the ad either…
    Working at Walmart and helping out up front on a register when needed we have to check for ID when customers use checks and credit cards to make sure they are not fake or stolen. So checking ID helps protect people and their identity and bank accounts so people who do wrong get caught…

    Take care,

  3. danny says:

    lol wow thats scary

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