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Post-9/11 Reforms Don't Stop Faked Passports
From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2009 18:05:05 -0400



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From: Peter Capek <capek () ieee org>
Date: March 13, 2009 5:30:25 PM EDT
To: Dave Farber - IP <dave () farber net>
Subject: Post-9/11 Reforms Don't Stop Faked Passports

http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=82790&catid=158


Post-9/11 Reforms Don't Stop Faked Passports
Posted By: Jillian Coyle     Date last updated: 3/13/2009 3:05:43 PM

Using phony documents and the identities of a dead man and a
5-year-old boy, a government investigator obtained U.S. passports in
a test of post-9/11 security.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Using phony documents and the identities of a dead
man and a 5-year-old boy, a government investigator obtained U.S.
passports in a test of post-9/11 security.

Despite efforts to boost passport security since the 2001 terror
attacks, the investigator fooled passport and postal service
employees on four separate applications, according to a new report.

The ruses are detailed in a report being issued this week by the
Government Accountability Office. A draft summary of the findings was
obtained by The Associated Press.

In one instance, the investigator used the Social Security number of
a man who died in 1965, a fake New York birth certificate and fake
Florida driver's license. He received a passport four days later.

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