Everyone’s a little bit baffled by Legal Name Fraud billboards

A Legal Name Fraud billboard has appeared on Cheney Manor Road, Swindon.

Legal name fraud billboard, Swindon, UK
Legal name fraud billboard in Swindon

The group, Legal Name Fraud, believe that it’s illegal to use a legal name, given at birth, and a legal name is Crown Copyrighted property.

These billboards are popping up across the country. I know, we’re confused too…

What exactly is legal name fraud?

You can find out more on their website: www.legalnamefraud.com.

The owners of the billboard space, Primesight, were unavailable for comment. And, we were unable to find any contact information for Legal Name Fraud.

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