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    Just needed some advice. My fiancée and I need to get away from someone, and we thought that the best way to ensure we can't be tracked down is to change our names, but we're not to keen on that idea. Can anyone suggest ways in which to prevent being traced, like precautions to take? We have made sure we're not on the edited electoral register, but we want to cover as many corners as possible.

    Thanks.

    Also, anyone whose changed their name, is it too weird, or do you get used to it?
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    Can the police not help you? Citizens' advice?
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    Well, you could go hide in the mountains of Afghanistan with Osama...
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    And why exactly do you not want to be traced?
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    Do you guys have your very own Janice to avoid?
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    Leave the country..
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    (Original post by amii_G)
    Leave the country..
    We're cosidering that, but really we both want to stay in england, the place we know. It's not that easy to just find someone is it, if they stay in the same country?
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    Pay for everything in cash, use pay-as-you-go phones, don't give anybody or any companies your address....try to limit the paper/electronic trail. Good luck

    EDIT: If you can, stop driving so you can't be traced through current car tax/insurance databases.
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    Why not just get a restraining order
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    (Original post by Number6)
    Pay for everything in cash, use pay-as-you-go phones, don't give anybody or any companies your address....try to limit the paper/electronic trail. Good luck
    Thanks How about companies which need to write to you though, surely thy need your details? And how d;you know which companies are uneccesarily asking for your adress?
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    We're thinking about possibly just changing our last names, as that's normally the names people know/hear about. Would that be enough if anyone ever came across us, or would it be too suspicious that we had the same first names still?
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    Become an assassin who was trained by the government, but then you are on the run from the government and you go after the government as you try to find out who you are.
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    im hoping you haven't done anything illegal :/
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    Wait - have you done something illegal?

    Because I don't want to help you disappear if you're baby-rapists or something.
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    Who are you hiding from? If you're hiding from the government then you will need a whole new identity. If you're running away from your next door neighbour then just move to a different town and delete them off facebook >.>
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    Did you rob a bank?


    Anyway, just ask 2pac how to disappear :ninja: if you can find him.
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    Why should we help you? To want to change your name is pretty extreme thing to consider so you must have a pretty good reason and something that can't be solved by other more conventional methods.
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    (Original post by Pickford)
    Who are you hiding from? If you're hiding from the government then you will need a whole new identity. If you're running away from your next door neighbour then just move to a different town and delete them off facebook >.>
    A 'friend' who became obsessed with my fiancee, and has tried to kill me. We're not baby-rapists, and that's a horrible thing to say

    (Original post by Davezk)
    Why should we help you? To want to change your name is pretty extreme thing to consider so you must have a pretty good reason and something that can't be solved by other more conventional methods.
    No reason at all, we just need some advice, and have ended up losing a lot of friends due to all the problems.
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    Umm...do we not get any background info?

    Anyway, my advice would be to leave the country. If you have valid passports that is. Switzerland or the Cayman Islands are great for predicaments like yours. Good luck.
 
 
 
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