Tales of identity theft

Most of us think of identity theft as something new, a modern crime if you will but Identity Theft has been occurring as long as civilization has been around.  As a matter of fact you can find what is probably the first documented case of Identity theft in your bible in the book of Genesis.

Esau and Jacob

The Story of Esau and Jacob is probably the oldest case of identity theft ever recorded.  We learned about this one in Sunday School.  How Jacob and his mother conspired to steal Esau’s birthright by convincing the blind Issac that Jacob was his older son, Esau.

But examples can also be found in classic literature.  The Classic novel by Alexandre Dumas, The Man in the Iron Mask also gives us a tale of identity theft. The next time you read a book or watch a movie, pay very close attention.  You just might find that it is a tale of identity theft.