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Posted 2006.07.24 0.00 in Pointless Blather by Stephanie

About a week ago I posted about getting a title from a place that would take a pile of money over the internet and then a few weeks later send you some fancy-looking paperwork to confirm your snazzy new title.

Well as they say, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Thanks very much to reader malmo58, the matter of whether or not one can purchase titles has been cleared up. For anyone not still with us, the answer is No.

malmo58 has also provided the link below, which is a great resource and a source of lots of information about the actual laws, and the unscrupulous merchants trying to swindle folks with their scams.

So, while I will have to forgo the title of Lady Stephanie, this is not an altogether bad thing, for three reasons:
– It means I can spend my $2000 on something more useful, like Lasers!
– I can finaly delete that really old link from my bookmarks file.
– Every time I say Lady Stephanie I get images of whips in my mind, and I’m not sure I want to go there.

Yet, anyways.



Lady Stephanie – has a nice ring to it.

Posted 2006.07.16 0.00 in Pointless Blather by Stephanie

There’s this site that has been around for several years now, they’re still in business, and I’m still partially convinced it is a scam of some description.

They sell ‘titles’. Sort of like you can get vanity plates for your car, you can get a vanity title for your name. It’s kind of sort of like a name-change thing, but not quite. It seems to be legal, but pointless. You can have these guys execute a legal document called a ‘Deed Pole’ for you, which under UK law lets you give yourself a vanity title.

What I think is much more interesting are the real, ‘Seated’ titles. You actually buy a piece of land (the land is about 64 square inches; less than 1 square foot) and that land comes with a title. They have a dozen or so of these titled land snippits available. Unlike a vanity title, a ‘Seated’ title is real property, it can be bequeathed to your children, or even sold. It comes with official UK land registry papers and all that jazz.

Yeah, I still have this feeling that there is some scam going on…but on the other hand…Lady Stephanie has a ring to it, you know? Plus, it would be cool to be a registered owner of some land in the UK. Even if it’s not enough land to stand on.

So, I have had this link in my bookmarks for about 4 or 5 years now. One of these days…

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