Most of us have, at one time or another, wanted to create a new identity for ourselves. We want to clean our rocky past, start anew, with no mistakes and no past transgressions to haunt us.
After reading this article you will understand in depth about the pros and cons of creating a new identity and realize that it is not the only solution to some of our undefinable problems. It is indeed possible and legal to change one but it is not for all of us who simple want to run away bad things in the past. In other countries, individual’s identities are not based on where they were born or who their parents are or what color hair they have. Instead, they are marked by their social security numbers, a permanent one, but can be change only in rare circumstances. Social security numbers defines everything in an individual – when they get a new job, pay their taxes, apply for a loan, take out a mortgage or use a bank account and many other instances. Everything can be tracked down by their SSN. This is the system of the government. It doesn’t want people to just change their identities quickly if they want to. Proper, systematic and organize system should be applied.
To create a new identity, you would have to change your social security number, and this is not legal unless you have a valid reason, permission from a judge and a court order. Individuals placed in Witness Protection sometimes receive a new social security number, but other than that, your chances are very slim. It is next to impossible.
Some people do change their names legally and move to other places. Start a new life and find a new job. It is only temporary. Unless you do it in a correct and proper way, then you won’t succeed. Your past will be knocking on your door. It will keep on following you. Nobody can do it without the help of the government, which can give you the right and legal documents needed. Most people want to change their identities to avoid the consequences of criminal convictions, bad credit decisions, financial blunders and poor work history, but your best bet is to overcome those past transgressions by improving your current life. It cant be solve simply by changing your identity. Life may be a mess and giving us complicated situations, we must remember that nothing is easy.
We don’t actually need to undergo this whole process of identity change by ourselves. It is very dangerous. In fact, if you are caught trying to create a new identity for yourself, the criminal penalties can be high. For one thing, it is considered fraud, and you’ll be liable for that crime on top of any civil penalties you may have incurred. It is a very serious problem.