Before going to college, I worked for a while as a debt collector. You probably know this, but collectors have access to your personal information like your social security number.
Among other things, I’d use social security numbers to open cable accounts.
I’d go a few months, maybe four, and then the cable would be disconnected. I’d wait a month and then hook it up again with another person’s info. I only did it three or four times for myself, but I also gave the numbers to friends.
I mainly used dead people’s info, but not exclusively. I didn’t care. They were dead. Mostly.