Sydney Fake ID Factory closed down

A fraud network creating fake id, credit cards, pay slips and employment records with non-existent companies — and even a fake secretary answering a phone to back up the created identity — has been dismantled by police in Sydney.

In one of the most sophisticated fraud scams of its kind, the fake documents were used to create bank ­accounts and obtain loans and credit cards from financial institutions.

Police believe a “considerable” number of Australians have likely had their identities stolen by the Sydney crime syndicate. It’s too early to know exactly how many people were targeted.

  • Armed police prepare to make their raid.

    Armed police prepare to make their raid.

  • Some of the items seized in the police raid.

    Some of the items seized in the police raid.

  • Police at the scene of the raid.

    Police at the scene of the raid.

  • Fake credit cards seized during the raid.

    Fake credit cards seized during the raid.

  • Officers arrested a man at Canley Vale in relation to the Sydney-based fraudulent identity manufacturing operation.

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