In recent years, with the development of e-commerce, the fake identity industry has also developed online. Most teenagers will place online orders, and they will buy various things on Amazon, such as mobile phone accessories. But the supplier is not in the United States, but in China, and some packages were seized at American airports. We interviewed MARK ANDERSON, the head of the International Mail Office at JFK International Airport, and he told us that in 2018, a total of 24,585 fake IDs made in China and South Korea were intercepted, and most of the buyers were college students. “Frankly, some of them are very realistic, and professionals cannot easily distinguish between true and false,” he admitted.
Buyers do not know the fake id vendor, and good fake id vendor cannot find real customers. Subsequently, online communities have sprung up to review them. A number of well-known forums have appeared, and online communities allow people to share their experience of buying fake IDs, screen out good vendor, and make fake id vendor list. For example, if the name is displayed with a five-pointed star in front of it, it means that the vendor is regarded as “premium” and has been continuously and stably supplied without delay in the past 180 days. This includes the famous supplier “ID GOD VIP“
There are also some intermediaries operating in secret. “This process usually starts when someone says he wants to buy fake ID cards online,” explains Dick, a 20-year-old sophomore at the University of California. The intermediary collects cash from friends and acquaintances who need to find fake IDs, and then buys them in bulk, because if you buy multiple fake IDs, the price will be greatly reduced. If you buy more than 10 IDs, its price will be as low as $50, so most people will choose this method, and the price of a single purchase will be as high as $100 or more.