September 8, 2008

How to Create the Perfect Fake Identity

Let me start off by saying that I'm making this whole thing up.


Call it "identity farming." You invent a handful of infants. You apply for Social Security numbers for them. Eventually, you open bank accounts for them, file tax returns for them, register them to vote, and apply for credit cards in their name. And now, 25 years later, you have a handful of identities ready and waiting for some real people to step into them.


Here's the real question: Do you actually have to show up for any part of your life?

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