A new ID scam is starting to become popular around the country that involves the use of fake IDs.
In the most recent instance, two perpetrators used fake IDs to open multiple cell phone accounts at Radio Shack. They would upgrade their phone services, buy a new iPhone for about $100, and afterwards add an additional phone line to get a second iPhone. They would then turn around and sell these phones for $500 online.
Police reported that one of the suspects had 13 fake IDs. The entire scam led to $5,400 in fraud.
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What other types of ID scams have you seen? Feel free to leave a comment below to chime in.