I don't know exactly how I stumbled across this, but I found a website that purports to offer a "public service" by providing a fake identity generator complete with social security and credit card numbers. In reading the FAQ, the utility of this "service" as offered is:
There are a ton of uses for this service. Here are a few examples:
- "Generate excellent test data quickly and cheaply" DB2 News & Tips
- Persons living outside of the U.S. can use this information to gain access to websites that do not support their country's addresses.
- Use fake information when filling out forms to avoid giving out personal information.
- Generate a false identity to use as your pseudonym on the internet. This allows you to keep your real life and your internet life seperate.
- Get ideas for names to use for characters in a book or story.
- Generated credit cards can be used to test basic client-/server-side validation techniques without accidently processing a real card.
How about one more? Give illegal immigrants, people fraudulently attaining employment, criminals, identity thieves, and miscreants yet another avenue to more easily do things they shouldn't. You can even order in bulk, with SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS.
I suppose that by linking to this site I am attracting even more attention to it, but I just can't understand how Corban Works whose website says they are "...dedicated to creating family-friendly websites" and makes references to the LDS (Mormon church) thinks this is a good idea?
[Editors note: I removed this link because my stats/hit counter for this post was going crazy -- seems every scumbag on Earth looking for hits on 'fake social security numbers" and the like from Google was pulling this entry up. I don't want to make it any easier for these idiots to do what they do.]