ID Fraud Hits the Rich & Famous – Ricky Gervais –

February 1, 2012 in Fraudster Caught

ID fraud hits the rich and famous


Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais


Worryingly, fraudsters don’t even need genuine ID or details to cause problems.

Thieves cut a picture of Ricky Gervais from the back of a DVD box and stuck it into a fake passport, giving them enough identification to siphon almost £200,000 from his bank account.

They planned to convert the cash into gold bars using the false Gervais identity but were thwarted by a suspicious bullion dealer: he couldn’t believe the comedian would ever buy that much gold and called the police.