Impostor by any other name…

Liar, fraudster, deceiver… an impostor by any other name still means the same thing: someone who attempts to deceive by using an assumed name or identity (source: wikitionary)

Often times, sane people like you and me, wonder why one would resort to being an impostor. Are they ashamed of who they are? Are they having malicious intent? Are they cowards that need to hide behind someone else’s name? Are they gaining something? Notoriety perhaps? Or revenge? Wealth? A warped sense of satisfaction? An attention seeker? Publicity whore?

Nevertheless, to the impostor who sent a comment to my previous post using someone else’s name, whatever was the reason for it – well, congratulations. You join the ranks of these historical wannabes.  And since wikipedia is a user-generated encyclopaedia, please help yourself and add your name in whatever category that fits.

And take my advice, it is NOT something to put on your resume or brag about.  Get a life. Of your own, not of someone else’s.

By the way, how’s the weather in Klang?


Exotic impostors

Royal impostors

Academic impostors

  • Dr Charlotte Bach, fringe evolutionary theorist, who was neither a doctor nor a woman.
  • Marvin Hewitt, who became a university professor without real credentials.
  • James Hogue, who most famously entered Princeton University by posing as a self-taught orphan.
  • Marilee Jones, Dean of Admissions at MIT and a best selling author who claimed advanced degrees in science fields. After ten years in the post, she was revealed to have only a high school diploma.
  • Brian MacKinnon, who went back to being a teenager in order to re-enter medical school.
  • Azia Kim, who posed as a Stanford University student for eight months, before finally being caught.

People who “went native”

Multiple impostors

  • Jerry Alan Whittredge, dubbed the “Great Astronaut Impersonator” pretended to be an Astronaut, CIA Regent for Life, Medal of Honor winner and Top Gun Trophy winner, according to the affidavit of the arresting agent Joseph Gutheinz. In 1998 he was arrested after talking his way into NASA’s Mission Control during a Space Mission, after being given VIP tours of two Navy bases and after receiving information about the space shuttle. He claimed his attorney was President Bill Clinton. [3] [4] [5]

Women who lived as men

Many women in history have presented themselves as men in order to advance in typically male-dominated fields. Not all were transgender in the current sense. See also: Crossdressing during wartime.

Military impostors

Several people who have never served in the military have claimed service, often with decorations or membership in highly selective units. Others have actual military service, but either embellished or exaggerated their accomplishments.


Source: wikipedia



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3 responses to “Impostor by any other name…

  1. amat potai

    apa citer…????
    jom jelajah klang jom…
    kasi bongkar satu tanah jajahan

    at least, ada satu tmpt kt klang yg aku leh terjah..
    hmmm… suspect, suspect


  2. amat potai

    Amat Potai, who is not even a fan of petai nor know how or ever panjat pokok petai. He even dont like cousins of petai such as kerdas, jering,etc…
    Even his real name dont have Ahmad or Mohd…

  3. *lol* impostor ni guna nama PC la. Aku tau sapa dia. Bangang gila, bukannya susah pun for me to track the IP address and figure out who he is

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