**From FakeNameGenerator's FAQ page:**
Where do these identities come from?
Name: Names are generated by randomly pulling a first and a last name out of a database. The database was compiled from public domain sources. Odds are that someone somewhere out of the billions of people who have lived on this planet has had the same name as the one generated. However, we assure you that these names are randomly generated.
Street address: The house number is a randomly generated number. The street name is pulled from a database of plausible street names for the state/country being generated. Odds are that the generated street address is not valid.
City, state, and postal code: We have compiled a database containing hundreds of thousands of valid city, state, and postal code combinations. One of these combinations is randomly pulled from the database for each identity.
Email address: The generated email address is in the format of Generated Name@Anonymous Email Service.com. The anonymous email services are provided free of charge by the Fake Mail Generator, our temporary email service.
Telephone number: We have compiled a database of valid area codes and prefixes. One of these combinations is randomly pulled from the database, and then a random number of the appropriate length is added to the end to make the phone number the correct length.
Mother's maiden name: A random name is pulled from our database of last names, and listed as the "mother's maiden name".
Birthday: The birthday is a randomly generated date. To prevent misuse, we do not generate birthdates that would make the individual a minor.
Credit card: We use Graham King's PHP credit card generator. This script creates a fake, but syntax valid, credit card number. The expiration date is randomly generated to be a date in the near future. We use inactive prefixes to ensure that these cards are not used for fraud. These credit card numbers do not reflect anyone's real credit card number.
National identification number: Social security numbers are generated using the pattern outlined by the Social Security Administration. Social insurance numbers are generated using the pattern outlined on Wikipedia. These numbers are completely random, and are extremely unlikely to match the generated name.
**At this stage in exposing the simulated world for what it truly is, I would say the hardest part is not proving the technology exists to commit such simulated fakery, but rather getting the masses to open their eyes, ears, and then minds.
We have much work to do.**