The 10 Most Notorious Imposters In History

10. David Hampton

David Hampton claimed to be the son of famous actor Sidney Poitier. Calling himself David Poitier, Hampton claimed to be Poitier’s son to gain access to certain people’s homes. It began when Hampton called two different couples in New York City claiming to be David. He also claimed that he was mugged, his money and college thesis were stolen, and he had no place to go. One family, the Elliotts, allowed Hampton to stay with them and later gave him money. One day when Hampton was found sleeping in bed with another man who claimed to be Malcolm Forbes’ son, he was kicked out. On October 18, 1983, Hampton was arrested for the fraud. His story inspired a Broadway play, ‘Six Degrees of Separation’.
10. David Hampton