When attempting to evade biometric sensors, most go with the Tyler Durden or the John Doe from Se7en route, and simply cut or burn off their fingerprints. Unfortunately, that's a little obvious. So, for criminals looking to slip through fingerprinting in Japanese airports, fingerprint transplant surgery is all the rage.
That's what Lin Ring did when attempting to sneak back in Japan. Lin, a 27-year-old Chinese national, paid around $14,600 to have the fingerprints on her left hand switched with the fingerprints on her right hand. Customs agents discovered the fraud when they saw scars from the surgery on Lin's fingers.
While the BBC says this is Japan's first case of biometric fraud, the Mainichi Daily News claims that Lin is the eighth person arrested this year in Japan for altering their fingerprints in some fashion. According to Japanese police, Chinese doctors run a booming business in fingerprint surgery to help citizens slip past customs.
Lin was first deported from Japan in 2007; then, after she snuck back into the country with the fake prints, she was investigated for faking a marriage with a 55-year-old Japanese man. Customs agents discovered the phony fingerprints and she was deported again.
The lesson here: when getting surgery to defeat biometric sensors, shell out the extra dough for the high-class Helen Mirren package, not the low-rate Tara Reid job. It may cost a little more, but it's totally worth it.
How many kinds of desperate would you have to be to try something as stupid as that? Please, anyone?
Conditions for most Chinese aren't great and once you give someone a taste of prosperity and freedom it will change their lives. Too bad we are going in the other direction.
That must be painful.
Too bad about the Gators.
man is she stupid and why have your fingerprints replaced why not get an entire finger transplant then wont notice the scars in the folds of ur skin
Are you sure? They would probably be as obvious on your knuckles as on your hands.
And also, the conditions of those living in China, as explained earlier, is probably worse than the lives most of you have (you all got internet!), so moving to Japan would probably be better, as there are better living conditions and probably "have"(don't know the right word right now)better human rights. Has anyone read the news about China? All that news about torture, not letting Tibetans go home with their culture, Falun Gong people gettin' tortured...you know, stuff like that.
Yup, but Bama just plain out played us.
i died a little on the inside. no perfect season for poor timmy. :'(
I think that if a person can spend 14,000 dollars on surgery, then she must have enough money to live AT LEAST an adequate life.
Most likely Lin Ring got rousted out of Kabukicho along with thousands of other Chinese as part of the great "cleanup" a few years ago. The mayor of Tokyo is Japan's latest crusader for public morals and has been making all kind of noise about the menace of illegal immigrants--sound familiar? Like others of his ilk, he also denies that Japan did nasty things back in World War II and in China before that, and is campaigning to remove even the suggestion of such from schoolbooks. His stepping-stone to the Premiership was going to be another Tokyo Olympics, but, surprise! The ILC decided to opt for sin-friendly Rio de Janeiro rather than the new, morally upright Tokyo.
Don't you just need to stick a fake fingerprint covering your original fingerprints. I reckon you only need a strong enough glue, make a thin layer on your fingers and toss it in the negative of the fingerprint you want to emulate... I don't think the robots could make a difference between the living tissue and the glue.
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Has anyone read the news about China? All that news about torture, not letting Tibetans go home with their culture, Falun Gong people gettin' tortured...you know, stuff like that.
Well, it's been done in the movies a few times, why not in real life? Removing fingerprints is not easy though, she must've been in a lot of pain.
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