The damage: Fiona McClymont finds out how much it costs to disappear
Saturday 12 June 1999
The fall ... Setting up a mail-drop where you can have all documents delivered to (advertised in papers such as Loot), pounds 10 for one month; copy of birth certificate (get dead person's details from any Records Office, ring Family Records Office in Southport and get a copy of their birth certificate), pounds 11; provisional driving licence, (using new name and mail-drop address), pounds 21; driving test (use copy of birth certificate as ID), pounds 52; full driving licence, pounds 6; passport in new name, applied for with birth certificate as ID, pounds 21
... and rise ... Changing your appearance with haircut and dye, pounds 25; a pair of glasses with clear lenses (get contacts if you already wear glasses), pounds 50; travel books on exotic locations to leave behind as red herrings, pounds 20; leaving the area, by bus or train (no customer records), pounds 30; interim accommodation in shared house (less noticeable than being alone and no landlord records) for six months, pounds 1,500; new clothes, pounds 200 for basics
...of the new you Flight to ultimate destination, preferably English-speaking, which hasn't got an extradition treaty with Britain, pounds 250; minimum funds of pounds 2,000; new fingerprints operation, skin grafted from toes (available in Brazil), pounds 12,000
Total pounds 16,196
`Get Lost!' (Info-Assist, pounds 27.50 inc p&p, PO Box 580, Harrow, Middx HA2 0BQ)
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