Reddit r/fakeid SCAM Warning & Threat Buying Fake IDs
Reddit has a channel r/fakeid. After many months of following, reading, and many emails I can't remain silent.
First Reddit is located in San Francisco California and according to Reddit's own policy this channel is in clear violation. Reddit has received many complaints and even news articles written on r/fakeid.
Now, why is this channel not shut down? It is the only channel that when it comes to illegal items assigns "vendor" tags next to the users name who makes fake id. You do not see this on any of the drug forums or other illegal items. Those forums strictly forbid reviews, posting URLs of sites, let alone assigning vendor statuses. After messaging mods of these other forums they made it clear that they have been warned by the upper staff of reddit to never do so and monitor these forums.
SO WHY do the rules not apply to r/fakeid?
First let me ask you, would you do daily shifts for many hours as mod for a fake id channel for months or years for nothing in return?
After months of researching I saw a pattern that many have emailed me about. Seems NEW legit fake id makers turn to r/fakeid to become reviewed and sell fake id. Most young and have not done their homework. After a few months of sales they simply disappear. In other words they get arrested.
Seems the perfect relationship! The FBI has found an easy way to catch new fake id makers. They overlook the scam mods who are scammers keeping order and quickly erasing any post exposing this or buyers not receiving their ID purchased. The scam mods make sites which anyone can tell is by the same few people over and over. Post a few good reviews as a customer, and scam away. Once too many are posting about never getting their fake id to keep deleting the mods claim it a scam. Next thing you know a newly registered site appears selling the same IDs and it is mod cleared as legit, backed by a few fake reviews, and off to scam again. Over and over.
I then reached out to every site listed as a scam. Most did not reply to defend, so I conclude they may well be a scam, but a few did. They were very aware of what I have written above and agreed. Basically, if you are outside of the USA in a jurisdiction like China where you cant be shut down by the FBI they label you a scam is what one site told me and actually sent me a free fake id to prove they are legit. Was a very good fake id. All I can say with absolute certainty at least one site on their scam list is not a scam.
I would say if you value your freedom avoid r/fakeid. Getting caught up in a bust of a fake id maker you ordered from and has your info as a customer. Even worse the id maker has already been arrested and the Feds are running the site or email and you make a buy.
Only sound advice is ENSURE the fake id site is not in the USA. I have read so many articles and the few sites in the USA or Canada (that are legit) get shut down. Only sites that seem to deliver are in China. Google "china fake ids" in their news section. Do be aware some scam fake id sites are using Western Union to send payment to China. Does not mean they are actually in China. Just collecting WU payments and sending you nothing.