Yeah, tis a bit annoying Doug, people use sisters, brothers, friends accounts to buy things and it gets quite confusing as you are not sure who you are dealing with unless they offer the info. Same with email accounts, 'talking'to a guy up north recently using his girlfriends email acct but at least he told me. Nothing like the old face to face I reckon.
I saw a TV article where media techies can come up with virtually undetectable fake people such a actors to make totally fake news etc, which is pretty scary stuff. All they need is one pic of the person and they can place them in any scenario (not just stills either). Once they perfect it you won't be able to trust any media! (not that you can now even without this new stuff!)