Impostor
An impostor (also spelled imposter) is a person who pretends to be somebody else, often to try to gain financial or social advantages through social engineering, but just as often for purposes of espi...
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'I'm Not A Lookalike' Project Showcases Strangers Who Look Like Twins (PHOTOS)
Think you're special and unique? So did these folks, until they met Francois Brunelle. The 62-year-old Montreal-based photographer has spent the last 12 years scouring the world for complete strang...
Prank call
A prank call (also known as a crank call) is a telephone practical joke. Prank phone calls began to gain an American following over a period of many years, as they became a staple of the obscure and a...
Sarah Wilson (impostor)
Sarah Wilson (1754? - ?) was an English impostor who took a role of nonexistent sister of Queen Charlotte. How much of the tale is true is unclear.Sarah Wilson was born in Staffordshire and at th...
'I'm Not A Lookalike' Project Showcases Strangers Who Look Like Twins (PHOTOS)
Think you're special and unique? So did these folks, until they met Francois Brunelle. The 62-year-old Montreal-based photographer has spent the last 12 years scouring the world for complete strang...
Hunico
Jorge Arias (born August 14, 1978) is a Mexican American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE where he portrays the Sin Cara character, which means "faceless" in Spanish. He is currently team...
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Grant Shapps
Grant Shapps (born 14 September 1968) is a British Conservative Party politician. He is co-chairman of the Conservative Party, and incumbent election candidate for Welwyn Hatfield in England. He firs...
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Christophe Rocancourt
Christophe Thierry Rocancourt, sometimes also called Christopher Rocancourt (born July 16, 1967), is an impostor, confidence man and gentleman thief who scammed affluent people by masquerading as a Fr...
Chief Buffalo Child Long Lance
Chief Buffalo Child Long Lance (December 1, 1890 – March 20, 1932), born Sylvester Clark Long, was an American journalist, writer and actor from Winston-Salem, North Carolina who became internationall...
Alexander of Abonoteichus
Alexander of Abonoteichus (Ancient Greek: Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Ἀβωνοτειχίτης), also called Alexander the Paphlagonian (c. 105-c. 170 CE), was a Greek mystic and oracle, and the founder of the Glycon cult...
Michael Romanoff
Michael Romanoff, aka Harry F. Gerguson and Prince Michael Dimitri Alexandrovich Obolensky-Romanoff, born Hershel Geguzin, (February 20, 1890 – September 1, 1971) was a Hollywood restaurateur, conman,...
Zoya Smirnow
Zoya Smirnowa (1897/98-after 1916) was a Russian woman who fought during WWI disguised as a man. She and 11 other schoolmates disguised themselves as men so that they could fight in the war. Two of th...
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Laurel Rose Willson
Laurel Rose Willson (August 18, 1941 – April 8, 2002) was an American woman born in Washington, whose allegations of satanic ritual abuse were published under the alias Lauren Stratford, which she wou...
William Stirrat
William Albert Stirrat (November 5, 1919 – July 2, 2004) was an imposter who claimed to use a pen name, "Hy Zaret," as the lyricist of the hit "Unchained Melody"." However, Unchained Melody was writt...
Barry Bremen
Barry Bremen (June 30, 1947 – June 30, 2011) was a West Bloomfield, Michigan, insurance and novelty goods salesman and marketing executive known in the sports world as The Great Imposter. From the per...
Leander Tomarkin
Leander William Tomarkin (13 December 1895 – 1967) was a Swiss impostor who claimed to possess a doctorate in medicine, as well as to have invented a miracle medicine for the cure of typhus, tuberculo...
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Frederick Rolfe
Frederick William Rolfe, better known as Baron Corvo, and also calling himself 'Frederick William Serafino Austin Lewis Mary Rolfe', (22 July 1860 – 25 October 1913), was an English writer, artist, ph...
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Impersonator
An impersonator is someone who imitates or copies the behavior or actions of another. There are many reasons for someone to be an impersonator, some common ones being as follows:
Celebrity impers...
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Charles Ray Hatcher
Charles Ray Hatcher (July 16, 1929 – December 7, 1984), was an American serial killer who confessed to murdering 16 people between 1969 and 1982.
Charles Ray Hatcher was born in Mound City, Missou...
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Jon Bratt Otnes
Jon Bratt Otnes (né John Jakob Otnes; born 12 July 1919 in Oslo, died 16 October 2004 ibidem) was a Norwegian opera singer and subsequently a civil servant in Norway. When retired, Otnes acted as Alba...
Adrian Shankar
Adrian Anton Shankar (born 7 May 1982) is an English cricketer. Shankar is a right-handed batsman and occasional off-spin bowler. He was born at Ascot, Berkshire and educated at Bedford School durin...
Terry J. Powell
Terry J. Powell (born 1951) falsely claimed to be a recipient of the United States' highest decoration for valor, the Medal of Honor, and a veteran of the Vietnam and Iraq wars. In June 2007 when conf...
Anna Ekelöf
Anna Eleonora Ekelöf was a Swedish serial impostor. She committed fraud with a series of false identities, posing as mamsell, noblewoman, officer, Count and the Crown Prince of Sweden before her arres...
Adelaide Abankwah
Adelaide Abankwah (born circa 1971) was a pseudonym taken by Ghanaian Regina Norman Danson when she tried to immigrate to the U.S. as a refugee claiming to be fleeing female genital cutting and seeki...
Astafy Dolgopolov
Astafy Trifonovich Dolgopolov (Астафий Трифонович Долгополов), b. 1725, d. after 1797, was a Russian confidence trickster and impostor deceiving both Yemelyan Pugachev and Catherine II of Russia durin...
Olga Krasilnikova
Olga Krasilnikova was a Russian woman who disguised herself as a man to fight in World War I. In 1915, she participated in nineteen battles in Poland, before being returned to Moscow because of a leg ...
Frits Holm
Frits Vilhelm Holm (ca. 1881 – May 1930) was a Danish scholar and adventurer. His books usually gave his name as simply Frits Holm or Frits V. Holm, while US newspapers of the time usually (mis)spell...
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