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Hi I just wanted to know if it's against the law to use someone else's surname even though your birth certificate states different.

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Thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will try to help with this.

You can use any name you like in English law as long as you do not act in a fraudulent way.

Obviously the fact of using a different name may give rise to an inference that you are up to no good but it is not against the law per se.

Can I clarify anything for you?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
It just that my brother used a different surname and run up debt and know he using mine and my dad's surname to rent a property and is not using his own surname on his brith certificate. He has different dad to me
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I can do a call but it will be tomorrow now.

is that ok?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Ok you can get me on***********then please but not between 10am and 13am at work thanks.

Ok. Maybe before 10hrs?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Okay thanks.

Is now ok?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Ok that fine thank bye.

Sorry. I got busy. I can do now whenever you like ?

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Or shall we agree a specific time ?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
No phone call needed you answered my question thanks for your service
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