We deal with fraud just like any other retailer, and it's very simple: sometimes people try to trick us into giving them free things.
One of our mechanisms to help combat these nefarious plotters is to double-check orders that have billing addresses in one country and shipping addresses in another.
For one such recent order, we asked the customer for photo identification and verification of his address, and he emailed us a photo of his passport just as requested.
That would normally be fine except he is not Stephen Colbert.
Fig. 1 Totally 'shopped passport photo doesn't do Mr. Colbert justice. Besides, he's French.
Turns out that passport photo is floating around out there on the interwebs and, even better, is actually a sample passport presented by the Hungarian ambassador when Colbert won a bridge naming contest. Here, let us Google it for you. Our quote-unquote-customer just yoinked it and applied (very poorly rastered) warped text to it. He didn't even resize it.
So we replied:
So much for our brush with greatness, and better luck next time, "Jeff."