Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

Pair using forged student IDs to obtain U-passes deported

Friday, January 13, 2012

A Chinese couple who used stolen identity information from students at Simon Fraser University in Canada to obtain TransLink U-Passes, have been deported.

Siyuan Gu and Jing Wang pleaded guilty in December to using the forged documents.


When police raided their apartment they found “some retail PIN card terminals, a pinhole, wireless remote transmitter and receiver, a magnetic card reader, lock picks and locksmith tools,” police said.

The pair had 47 forged student IDs on them when arrested and police found a 500-page printout of information on SFU students. The information was obtained from university computers that had been compromised with devices that enabled the thieves to record the keystrokes of users.

The U-Pass system enables students to pay a reduced rate for transit services. It’s available to all eligible public, post-secondary institutions in Metro Vancouver.

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The Ministry of Education (MOE) has ordered its disparate, provincial education departments to work with public security authorities to verify student IDs in their respective jurisdictions. The new initiative will begin with students that are soon to graduate from primary, junior and senior high schools.

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Glenn Kinney Permalink
February 22, 2012 3:35 PM

You know this is the third or fourth article I have read recently where student information has been lost or leaked. How does this keep happening? I have a son in college and this worries me.

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