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Same name as a registered sex offender :-(

Discussion in 'Travel Tips and Advice' started by Bluebird71, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. Bluebird71
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    Bluebird71 Well-Known Member

    I occasionally do a google search against my name in the news to see what comes up. Today, there is a story of a man who has to join the sex offenders register for 5 years and he shares my name. His age is different, so at least we don't share the same birth dates - it is safe to assume we don't share the same passport details either (assuming he has a passport).

    However, I am now wondering if this will cause me any problems when traveling abroad in the future? Am I likely to be inconvenienced due to the actions of this low-life?

    I am assuming that, as part of joining such a register, the person has to submit birth dates, photos, passport numbers and the like? I am also assuming that the UK shares this information with various other countries.

    Of course, we have all heard stories of people held up, with flights missed, because a name comes up on a database. I don't fancy going through that stress, and potential extra costs of booking a new flight.

    Am I worrying about nothing here?
  2. Aromulus
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  3. KeithAngel
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    KeithAngel 2063 Lifetime Member

    You could change your name to Bluebird23 if your really worried:)
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  6. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    i had a weird coincidence on facebook last year. a search for my name found quite a few...one near Bristol had the same middle initial---the same birthday--23rd feb ( different year )---and his son--same name as my older son----Nathan.
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    Perhaps the most well known case of this would be when paedophile singer Ian Watkins, from the band The Lost Prophets, was found out a while back.

    Ian Watkins is also the name of 'H', from Steps, who was immediately bombarded with online abuse and death threats by the great, uneducated British public as a result.
  8. Bluebird71
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    Bluebird71 Well-Known Member

    There was a pediatrician in the U.K. who arrived home from work one day to find his home had been vandalized by the pitchfork brigade who got the wrong idea.
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    paulsgrove--part of portsmouth
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    Mattecube Gone Trusted Member

    Nathan BigMac................... great choice!
  11. Dave_E
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    Dave_E Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    Do you want fries with that?

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  12. Drunken Max
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    Drunken Max Active Member

    I am the name sake of a certain Bath prop who was banned for biting off an opposition player's ear
  13. Bluebird71
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    Bluebird71 Well-Known Member

    Are you allowed to play for Bath on Saturday?
  14. Drunken Max
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    I've retired

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