The most interesting cases of identity fraud in history, from BC to AD

Given the apparent rise in the number of large-scale data breaches, affecting everyone from national governments to multinational corporations, you would be forgiven for assuming that identity theft was an exclusively modern phenomenon.

While technology has undoubtedly allowed identity fraudsters to become more sophisticated, demanding more and more sophisticated methods of prevention, the problem is one that dates back to well beyond the advent of the Internet.

With this in mind, we’ve decided to put together a handy infographic charting the evolution of identity fraud over time. From fake princes to phoney surgeons, from Ancient Egyptians to prohibition-era gangsters, here is a breakdown of the most interesting cases of identity fraud in history.

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