Last Updated on December 27, 2021 by Mikebush The Rich Lazy Asshole
It is quite unreal that you want to know how to commit identity theft without getting caught. Of course, it is possible to get away with identity theft but this all depends on you. Besides, the fact that you are using another person’s identity makes it even tougher to get caught. You could also leave footprints which this article will help you defeat and stay a ‘ghost’.
You can commit identity theft without getting caught by first running a background check on your target. Stay ghost on the internet but do not depend on VPNs and proxies. Avoid internet services offered by Microsoft, Google, Facebook, etc., and stay off the grid always.
You could always run out of luck; I mean the luck of not getting caught. Thus, you must not completely trust anything that claims to protect your real identity. You cannot trust yourself, let alone your operation tools.
How to Commit Identity Theft Without Getting Caught
There are not many articles written to show you how to get away with committing identity theft. However, we are breaking the spell to feed you with effective tips.
Below are the steps regarding how to commit identity theft without getting caught:
A background check is not only necessary for employers and financial institutions. It is also important for you as an identity thief to know how to perform a background check on someone.
The first reason, you do not want to assume the identity of a poverty-stricken person. Suppose you are doing ID theft with SSN; you do not want to use an ID that has a bad credit history. Your loan request will not work. Moreover, such SSN sells for cheap on the dark web.
A background check also reveals the type of individual you are dealing with. Is the person whose identity you stole a military man? A doctor? A techy? Knowing your victim’s profession helps you to make more informed decisions.
The question you should be asking now is, “how do you run a background check on someone?” You need tools and reliable resources for this. Use the comment section because this particular guide is not designed to discuss background checks.
Hide yourself online
The most complicated and most lied-about aspect of identity theft is hiding and leaving no footprints online. VPNs and proxies are excellent no doubt.
Unfortunately, a VPN is not 100% safe for hiding your internet ID while using a stolen ID. Even the computer or any electronic device you use can be the signal security agencies use to trace you.
But VPNs are not a bad way to stay anonymous. The only unfortunate way to be anonymous is not using the internet. In this case, you want to use public WiFi for browsing. Hey, always go incognito on the browsers you use. Do not use any of the popular browsers, if possible, go Tor.
Anything camera is your enemy, especially while in operation. Avoiding cameras is one of your OpSec characteristics to put in motion 24/7. Even your mobile phone’s camera can be the saboteur. I do not even recommend using a personal computer but you can use one, be careful.
When using the computer, cover the camera before your start any operation with the stolen identity you possess.
Surveillance cameras are always on the lookout, and you know your local police can request video records from stores during investigations. This can turn you in, so you do not want your face captured. Or what did you think I meant by staying a ‘ghost’ at the start of this guide?
Avoid Google, Microsoft services, and more
Complete anonymity means you have to block the internet giants from knowing you. These guys have a way of linking you to an investigated identity theft, you do not want to get caught.
Do you ever wonder why people and companies hate internet giants like Google and Facebook? They want to know everything about you, including the things you think.
You are reading this article now which means you searched it online. Chances are that you used Google or Bing. Now, these services may have saved your search (though you can block them from your settings). They know you read about getting away with identity theft which becomes a traceable signal that can land you in jail.
Apply your ID theft method
A theft method is just one of those ways you can make money off another person’s identity or use their ID for fraud, not necessarily stealing from them.
The theft method you apply depends on the person whose identity you possess. This reechoes the reason why I mentioned running a background check as an important element.
Suppose your victim is a farmer, you can obtain an agriculture loan in their name. it will be faster this way because records will show that the individual behind the identity is a farmer.
If the victim is an older adult or what society describes as ‘the vulnerable’ then you want to use such methods including phishing, etc. with their identity.
If your identity victim is a lawyer, you can set up a fake lawyer’s profile that is verifiable as them. You cashout in their name while their potential clients believe you are the real lawyer.
Do not cash all at once
Your mistake will be to try to cash a big amount of money on the go. ID theft is a crime you commit on the low, operating below the radar. The amount of money you want to collect or whatever you plan to do must not be loud.
The idea is to do whatever it takes to keep the owner of the identity from being suspicious. If the owner becomes aware of your plots after you wrongly signaled them, your best bet is to abort.
What are some ways someone can commit identity theft?
What are some of the ways identity theft can happen?
You can ‘smish’ someone with a stolen identity. Let us say that you stole a celebrity’s identity. In this case, you can easily win people’s trust with fake promises and get them to do as you say, including paying a certain amount of money for special benefits from you.
You can run smishing via text message, almost like phishing. Apart from using a famous person’s identity, you can assume the identity of someone’s close friend to steal from them.
For example, if you hack someone’s FB account following my guide, you will get their Facebook friends to invest in a scam platform that turns all their money to you. Or you can have them send you money, pretending o be their Facebook friend.
Phishing is really known as a thing of email. Here, you send unsolicited and malicious messages to your victim pretending to be someone or an organization they know.
You can impersonate Facebook.com, Gmail.com, or someone’s bank, etc., with a phishing website. The victim now thinks the URL you sent them is legit and follows them only to compromise their data.
This is the method scammers mostly use to spam bank logs and cashout successfully.
You can use the skimming method to rip someone. Skimming occurs when you steal the credit or debit card information of someone. You assume their identity and use the stolen card details to shop online without OTP or sell the card details on the dark web or any carding forum.
The card information or details is known as CC, and there are many ways to card with CC. Read my masterclass article on carding to know what you have to know.
Skimming is done with a device called a skimmer. This device collects your target’s card information which you decide what to do with it. Of course, it collects the card PIN too. Advanced scammers can recreate and load the details onto a physical credit card.
Do people who commit identity theft get caught?
Someone who commits identity theft can get caught, so you can get caught. However, getting caught for committing identity theft goes down to how you conduct yourself.
Of course, you can be charged for so many things but we are not going to say that here to discourage you from committing identity fraud. But if you care about the penalty, use the comment section, I will explain the consequence according to your state.
I cannot generalize the penalty; every state has a different law. But no state law is friendly when it has to do with identity theft.
How do you beat identity theft charges?
You can beat identity theft charges with an experienced attorney. How your attorney approaches the charges depends on what charges are held against you, your crime, the value of the crime, and loopholes your attorney can leverage.
Even if your attorney is unable to beat the identity theft charges against you, they may be able to reduce the penalty. It becomes a win-win situation where you receive less punishment for stealing and incriminating someone’s identity.
Honestly, my final thought is to avoid getting caught.