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    • Futurenomad
    • By Futurenomad 8th Apr 18, 6:40 PM
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    Using real name?
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    • 8th Apr 18, 6:40 PM
    Using real name? 8th Apr 18 at 6:40 PM
    Hey guys!

    First time comper here; just wanted to run this past you as I've searched here but cannot find an answer; do you need to use your real name when entering competitions? I've made an email account with a name variation and have kept doing this for the handful of entries I've done so far, but just wondering if I'd be denied any potential wins on basis that I'm not using my real name on the forms?

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    Alex
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    • diddlydoop
    • By diddlydoop 8th Apr 18, 6:50 PM
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    • 8th Apr 18, 6:50 PM
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    • 8th Apr 18, 6:50 PM
    I don't think the email variation would matter but when it came to prizes you needed to provide id for/collect from Post Office/holidays or cheques you may have a problem if you used a variation of your name.
    • elsien
    • By elsien 8th Apr 18, 6:54 PM
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    • 8th Apr 18, 6:54 PM
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    • 8th Apr 18, 6:54 PM
    I'm not sure why you're concerned about using your real name, tbh. Been using mine to enter comps for a few years and not had an issue. Although I do use an amended date of birth.
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    • brownhandbag
    • By brownhandbag 8th Apr 18, 7:13 PM
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    • 8th Apr 18, 7:13 PM
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    • 8th Apr 18, 7:13 PM
    for your email it doesn't matter but I would avoid something like luckycomper@hot****. com. For your details though you need to use your real name or you could run into problems claiming prizes. Some compers will use a variation like Kat instead of Kate so they know the mail has come via a competion. You could also use a middle initial if that suits.
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    • MimiJane
    • By MimiJane 11th Apr 18, 3:26 PM
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    • 11th Apr 18, 3:26 PM
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    • 11th Apr 18, 3:26 PM
    Real name every time! Not worth running the risk of not being able to claim your prize by giving false information.
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