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...
'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...
'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...
David "Race" Bannon
David "Race" Bannon (born 1963) is a pseudonym (given after the Jonny Quest character) for David Wayne Dilley, an American fraudster who posed as a former Interpol agent. In his 2006 book Race Against...
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...
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...
Olivia Serres
Olivia Serres (3 April 1772 – 21 November 1834), known as Olive, was a British painter and writer. She is also known as an English impostor, who claimed the title of Princess Olive of Cumberland...
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,...
James Hogue
James Arthur Hogue (born October 22, 1959) is a US impostor who most famously entered Princeton University by posing as a self-taught orphan.
Hogue was born in Kansas City, Kansas and spent his yo...
Marco Bragadino
Marco Bragadino or Marco Bragadini (born ca. 1545 on Cyprus; died 26 April 1591 in Munich, Duchy of Bavaria) was a Venetian confidence man who claimed to be an alchemist. His name at birth is said to...
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...
Philip Sessarego
Philip Anthony Sessarego (31 December 1952 – November 2008) was a former soldier of the British Army, conman, and best-selling author of the book Jihad! The Secret War in Afghanistan that was released...
Wilhelm Voigt
Friedrich Wilhelm Voigt (13 February 1849 – 3 January 1922) was a German impostor who, in 1906, masqueraded as a Prussian military officer, rounded up a number of soldiers under his command, and...
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...
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...
William Fuller (imposter)
William Fuller, English impostor, was born at Milton in Kent. His paternity is doubtful, but he was related to the family of Herbert.After 1688, Fuller served Mary of Modena, Queen consort of James II...
Vladimir Bogomolov
Vladimir Bogomolov may refer to:
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...
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 ...
Eumenes III
Eumenes III (/juːˈmɛniːz/; Greek: Εὐμένης Γʹ; originally named Aristonicus; in Greek Aristonikos Ἀριστόνικος) was the pretender to the throne of Pergamon.When the Pergamene king, Attalus III (138̵...