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General Chat Thread, Intellectual Exercise - Going off-radar in General; Just something which the cargo bomb thread made me think about, but somewhat off topic for that thread. Let's say ...
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    Intellectual Exercise - Going off-radar

    Just something which the cargo bomb thread made me think about, but somewhat off topic for that thread.

    Let's say that, for whatever reason, you need to vanish completely off the radar. For some reason you have done something, or are under suspicion of doing something, that 'they' really want to find you for, and ask you unpleasant questions about.

    So they have your mobile details, all of your card details, they know about your car, where you live, everything. At most you've got a few hours to prepare for big men in black suits coming to kick down your door and ask you about the aliens.

    How do you react, and what do you have prepared in advance? How do you then stay off the radar long enough that the fuss dies down, or get away to somewhere else?

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    well if i have a few hours i hop on the hovercraft over to the Isle of Whight and hide out there, the'll never find me there!

    PS are you saying you don't have a fake identity already set up???

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    Quote Originally Posted by GREED View Post
    well if i have a few hours i hop on the hovercraft over to the Isle of Whight and hide out there, the'll never find me there!
    Carrying enough cash to buy the ticket, so that you don't make a traceable withdrawal?

    Also once you're there, how do you stay low?

    PS are you saying you don't have a fake identity already set up???
    Nope, don't see the need. I'm not actually paranoid or a conspiracy theorist, just enjoy thinking about such things.

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    The first few purchases you should make (with cash of course) are a cane, red & white hooped jumper and a wooly hat.

    Then stand in groups of people waving - that should mean people take a little longer to find you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesb View Post
    Carrying enough cash to buy the ticket, so that you don't make a traceable withdrawal?

    Also once you're there, how do you stay low?
    My Nan lives there, and she never answers the door nor phone...



    Nope, don't see the need. I'm not actually paranoid or a conspiracy theorist, just enjoy thinking about such things.
    Have you seen The Shawshank Redemption? During that the main character manages to create a whole fake person with birth certificate, bank details etc, all via mailing... Got me thinking just how much truth there is in being able to do that?

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    Firstly....withdraw ALL your cash from your account...This MAY pop up, CSI-Stylee, on their computers, but do it somewhere away from where you need to prepare.

    Pack your clothes, or what you want to take with you.........

    Go straight to a major conurbation (London, Manchester, Brum, etc etc to get lost in the crowd....even with ALL the CCTV, they cannot pick you out immediately!)

    Find a seedy pub, and get a fake passport....make your way to nearest airport.

    Fly to Amsterdam, then to anywhere in the world..... Grow a beard! (May or may not work, if you're a woman....One of my ex's could knock out a corker!!!)

    Change hairstyle....lay low!

    There....All done!

    Come back sometime later, as a different person, and apply for your old job!

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    Funnily enough, I read an interesting article about this just last night: How to Ditch Big Brother and Disappear Forever

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerospacemango View Post
    Firstly....withdraw ALL your cash from your account...This MAY pop up, CSI-Stylee, on their computers, but do it somewhere away from where you need to prepare.

    Pack your clothes, or what you want to take with you.........

    Go straight to a major conurbation (London, Manchester, Brum, etc etc to get lost in the crowd....even with ALL the CCTV, they cannot pick you out immediately!)

    Find a seedy pub, and get a fake passport....make your way to nearest airport.

    Fly to Amsterdam, then to anywhere in the world..... Grow a beard! (May or may not work, if you're a woman....One of my ex's could knock out a corker!!!)

    Change hairstyle....lay low!

    There....All done!

    Come back sometime later, as a different person, and apply for your old job!
    Have you ever hand an interest in cannoing by any chance? lol

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    I think I'd need a disguise... bleach my hair and dress like a chav or something

    My best chance I guess would be to head down to our nearest industrial estate and let myself into a lorry trailer, head as far north as possible (must remember food and water!). Can't use your car, might get away with jumping on a bus to somewhere but trains would be a no-no unless your disguise was very good because of CCTV at all the stations. The crucial thing would be to leave no clue of where you'd gone and how you'd got there.

    You'd have to take as much cash as possible... surviving long term could be tough, you'd have to live somewhere and get food etc. Assuming another identity could be a good idea.

    I don't think I'd last 5 minutes somehow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerospacemango View Post
    ...Come back sometime later, as a different person, and apply for your old job!
    As a distant cousin Reggie Perrin style

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    I think I'd need a disguise... bleach my hair and dress like a chav or something

    My best chance I guess would be to head down to our nearest industrial estate and let myself into a lorry trailer, head as far north as possible (must remember food and water!). Can't use your car, might get away with jumping on a bus to somewhere but trains would be a no-no unless your disguise was very good because of CCTV at all the stations. The crucial thing would be to leave no clue of where you'd gone and how you'd got there.

    You'd have to take as much cash as possible... surviving long term could be tough, you'd have to live somewhere and get food etc. Assuming another identity could be a good idea.

    I don't think I'd last 5 minutes somehow!
    Your batman... either you don't need a disguise... or you now need an AWESOME disguise!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GREED View Post
    Have you ever hand an interest in cannoing by any chance? lol
    No...but my Dad did! He was lost at sea

    But then we found him again, so it was alright

    (Please take that with a pinch of salt.......we never DID find him!!!)

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    Actually, I think one of the easiest ways to drop off the radar would be to live as a homeless person in any of our major cities....

    *serious point being made there*

    Get yourself a McD's cup, straggly hair, a beard (again!) and some scruffy clothes, and you're made!

    You can mooch round city centre's with no fear of anyone seeing you.

    Which is a crying shame in this century

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    There is the theme of beards here!

    I'm looking round my office now and going to ask my colleague who he is running from...

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerospacemango View Post
    You can mooch round city centre's with no fear of anyone seeing you.

    Which is a crying shame in this century
    Called hiding in plane sight



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