October 16, 2007

Your online Identity supplier

Vlad Miller, our source in Russia, sent:

This is an online fake-document shop. Here's the price list:

  • Lithuanian or Latvian passport: 2500 without advance and 2000 with 50% advance payment.
  • UK or German passport: 3500 without advance and 3000 with 50%.
  • Driver's licenses of these same countries cost 600 and 800 euros, depending on the advance payment as above.
  • Russian passports cost $1000 USD with advance and $1300 without.

An additional $500 is required to put the person's name into the gov't database so that the passport checks out online as well.

They use WU and bank transfers for collecting payment, as WebMoney Arbitration has already banned them. For communication (orders, etc. they use email and ICQ, also SMS with returning customers)

Together with fake documents, as a bonus, they offer consulting on crossing borders "in the green", schedules of border patrols, etc.

Posted by iang at October 16, 2007 11:28 AM | TrackBack

So... This is way cheaper (and easier) than taking driving lessons... pretty scary as well, to know fake passports are just on the sale in this world filled with terror and broken privacy laws.

Posted by: Pepijn Gottschal at October 16, 2007 02:19 PM

the whole thing may be a scam. They might not make any fake documents, just collect the money.

Here's another interesting piece:

Posted by: slash em, dot em, burn em at October 16, 2007 04:34 PM

Aren't the prices a bit on the high side?

Posted by: Florian Weimer at October 17, 2007 10:37 AM

> A source (can I publish name?)

Of course you can, Ian. :-)

> Aren't the prices a bit on the high side?

For the russian passport on an official blank and with a MIA database checkout -- it's pretty normal. As to the EU passports I can't tell.

Posted by: SATtva at October 17, 2007 11:33 AM

I dont understand the "advance" part of the price list; in which cases will an advance affect the final price, and how?

Posted by: vika at December 20, 2007 06:10 PM

Can anyone recommend a reputable passport dealer? Please reply to antoniostream@secure-email.org

Posted by: al at June 20, 2011 12:21 PM
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