Why Real Name Fraud concept is dangerous and nonsense
recently a bunch of billboards have appeared with the phrase “legal name fraud”.
In my opinion people are at risk of harm (financial loss; arrest; imprisonment) from this movement.
Here are some links to further information:
Hannah Rose Shotbolt (previously covered by Gloucestershire papers here: http://www.gloucestercitizen.co.uk/Reformed-offender-Hannah-Shotbolt-bids-rise-law/story-21349085-detail/story.html ) has had soem involvement in the freeman / freewoman on the land movement.
In the US these are known as Sovereign Citizens.
In the US these are regarded as terrorists by the FBI. https://leb.fbi.gov/2011/september/sovereign-citizens-a-growing-domestic-threat-to-law-enforcement
Here’s a list of vexatious tax arguments from the US. These are tax arguments that have been before the courts and that have no merit. They are often used by Freemen/Freewomen on the land (FotL): https://www.irs.gov/tax-professionals/the-truth-about-frivolous-tax-arguments-introduction
They use bizarre legal nonsensical processes to delay court proceedings. Here’s a Canadian explanation: http://www.canlii.org/en/ab/abqb/doc/2012/2012abqb571/2012abqb571.html
Here’s a BBC Radio Four segment about WeRe Bank. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0783lmy
It’s a bit complicated to explain what WeRe Bank (they’re not a bank) actually does, but they do put people into serious risk of losing their homes. Here’s a long, detailed description with links to legal rulings: http://www.getoutofdebtfree.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=93495#.V10kV9IrK01
So, back to Hannah. As part of her FotL journey she used these bizarre “legal” processes to deregister her car — she wrote to the Queen, the Archbishop of canterbury, David Cameron, etc to tell them. Here’s the video where she talks about doing that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCdMHwqT39c
Obviously DVLA write back to her to tell her that she’s talking nonsense. Here’s her video talking about their reply: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wkpSiJ3HfY
Sometime later she and a friend of hers were driving. One of them was smoking cannabis. They were stopped by police. She attempted to assert her new “rights”. Here are two videos of that stop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSGLGByRYE8&index=17&list=PLydCO0Lr3AJ0qHjByHU7LZcQKIKUn3xAu
There are a lot of videos on Youtube about the Freeman / freewoman on the land movement. Here’s one of my favourites. Police seized a camera. They recorded it coming from a Mr Allen. 2 people turn up to a police station to claim the camera. The police can return it to Mr Allen, but FotLs don’t have names (because Legal Name Fraud) so they can’t say that they are Mr Allen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5X_5v08xCk
In my opinion the ASA (who’ve looked at this ad but said it was okay) don’t know what the Freemen / freewomen on the land are, and don’t understand the severe level of harm they cause.
Other local cases include:-
* Guy Taylor at Bodenham Manor in Herefordshire. There’s a site that attacks Freemen / freewomen on the land. The site is called quatloos.com. Sadly, like most Internet forums it’s pretty poisonous, but it’s a good source of timelines and videos: http://www.quatloos.com/Q-Forum/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=10234
* Sandy Steel, once a county(?) councillor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibTGsJ8cJb4