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Identity theft growing in undocumented job market

Undocumented workers increasingly are turning to identity theft to gain access to jobs as technology and training make it harder for forged documents to pass muster, experts say.

Buying fraudulent documents costs anywhere from $100 to thousands of dollars.

Generally speaking, you get what you pay for, Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Tim Counts said.

“Sometimes the documents will only be good enough to fool the person who is buying them,” Counts said.

He said immigration agents sometimes can spot a fake a mile away. They’ve seen documents with misspellings of common words, with odd colorations, or that purport to be forms of identification that don’t even exist, like an international drivers license.  More from the (Iowa) Gazette OnLine


June 10, 2008 - Posted by | BOLO and Crime |

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