Change Identity Documentary Part 1 out of 4

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Identity change always has been something very secretive happening in our society. Most common reasons for people taking on a new identity are debt, abuse or escaping from low enforcement agents.

After 911 it got a lot harder to take on a false identity, back then George W Bush turned the US into a surveillance society. Even it got more difficult, more people than ever choose to hide and live under an assumed identity.

After the 2008 finical crises (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Financial_crisis_of_2007%E2%80%932008) it got virtually impossible for a large number Americans to take out loans. The lending rules now exclude the majority of US citizen from accessing bank loans, credit cards or mortgages.

This developed made people turn to payday loans and loan sharks. Debt collection techniques used by loan sharks are violent, intimating and dangerous for the people who default on their debt. Changing their identity can be in many cases the only way out to escape from the abuse and violence those people experience.

High unemployed also drove a lot of people into the underground economy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_market). Joining a gang is easier than a lot of people might imagine. Leaving gang life is in many cases impossible as former gang members have too much information which could get some people in serious trouble.

Changing someone’s identity is many cases the only way to leave a criminal organization. Witness protection programs are offered by the law enforcement agents to some individuals that are considered of being at high risk getting killed by Asian or South American crime syndicates. However, not all people who would deserve to be in a witness protection program have access to it.
Trying running away from crime syndicates is very difficult as they have in many cases police cops or other law enforcement agent on their pay role. That means criminals in some cases might even have access to someone’s credit card statements or able to track a phone based on information those criminals gained by bribing officials.

Corruption in the US is worrisome, however, nothing compared to the developing world. In countries such as Mexico, Brazil or China corruption has gained levels that have serious affects on the economy as well people of those countries.

People trying participating in a witness protection program in order to get a new identity in the developed world are even more at risk of getting killed than just trying to vanish.
Identity change has been and always will be mysterious subject. Once somebody has changed his identity he leaves his old live behind him. Most of those people will stop have contact with their friends and family. They will stay in a place or even country far away from where they used to live.

Once they live with their new identity, they don’t have to worry about debt they might had in the past, don’t have to be scared of some crime syndicates tracking them down or some loan sharks banging on their doors. However, a new identity comes with a price. Loosing contact to all friends and family can hit some people harder than they might have thought in the first place.

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