unspeakable crimes If You Were Going To Do It, How Would You Fake Your Death?  

April A Taylor
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Have you ever wondered how to fake your own death? You're not alone, though you'd have to really commit to this over-the-top ruse to make it stick. Some people decide to pretend they've died to collect money through insurance fraud, though it's highly illegal and very risky. Other individuals are so desperate to escape their jobs, spouses, or lives that they go to great lengths to convince others they've died.

Getting caught can cause a lot of complications, especially since staging your own death is illegal. So, even if you have solid reasons to fake your death, it's probably not the best option. After all, you'll have to permanently leave every aspect of your life behind, including your loved ones and all your possessions. And that's not to mention the work that goes into making a faked death look realistic. In other words, if you're going to pretend an alligator ate you, you'd better be prepared with ripped clothing and a supply of spare blood.

How would you fake your own death? Would you go big, or opt for a quieter "death"?

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Go Hiking And Simply Disappear is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list If You Were Going To Do It, How Would You Fake Your Death?
Go Hiking And Simply Disappear

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Just Drive Away With No Explan... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list If You Were Going To Do It, How Would You Fake Your Death?
Just Drive Away With No Explanation

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100 43
Leave A Suicide Note And Disap... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list If You Were Going To Do It, How Would You Fake Your Death?
Leave A Suicide Note And Disappear

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55 54
Have A Boat Accident And Use A... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list If You Were Going To Do It, How Would You Fake Your Death?
Have A Boat Accident And Use A Smaller Boat To Get Away

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54 68
Fake Your Own Murder, "Gon... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list If You Were Going To Do It, How Would You Fake Your Death?
Fake Your Own Murder, "Gone Girl"-Style

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38 54
Acquire A Fake Death Certifica... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list If You Were Going To Do It, How Would You Fake Your Death?
Acquire A Fake Death Certificate And Have A Trusted Friend File It

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45 70
Fake A Fire With An Unmarked B... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list If You Were Going To Do It, How Would You Fake Your Death?
Fake A Fire With An Unmarked Body

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Fake Your Own Drowning In Open... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list If You Were Going To Do It, How Would You Fake Your Death?
Fake Your Own Drowning In Open Water

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Have Witnesses Say You Wandere... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list If You Were Going To Do It, How Would You Fake Your Death?
Have Witnesses Say You Wandered Off After A Car Accident

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39 75
Fake A Terminal Illness is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list If You Were Going To Do It, How Would You Fake Your Death?
Fake A Terminal Illness

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Set Up A Fake Abduction is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list If You Were Going To Do It, How Would You Fake Your Death?
Set Up A Fake Abduction

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27 58
Fake A Shooting With Blanks An... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list If You Were Going To Do It, How Would You Fake Your Death?
Fake A Shooting With Blanks And Blood Packs

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Stage A Spontaneous Human Comb... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list If You Were Going To Do It, How Would You Fake Your Death?
Stage A Spontaneous Human Combustion

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Post A Few Selfies From A Clif... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list If You Were Going To Do It, How Would You Fake Your Death?
Post A Few Selfies From A Cliff As If You Fell Trying To Take One More

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Pretend To Jump Off A Bridge is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list If You Were Going To Do It, How Would You Fake Your Death?
Pretend To Jump Off A Bridge

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Pretend To Go Paragliding Into... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list If You Were Going To Do It, How Would You Fake Your Death?
Pretend To Go Paragliding Into A Storm And Never Return

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Get "Devoured" By A Sh... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list If You Were Going To Do It, How Would You Fake Your Death?
Get "Devoured" By A Shark

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Pretend To Be Eaten By An Alli... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list If You Were Going To Do It, How Would You Fake Your Death?
Pretend To Be Eaten By An Alligator

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Pretend To Hang Yourself – Car... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list If You Were Going To Do It, How Would You Fake Your Death?
Pretend To Hang Yourself – Carefully

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12 51
Crash A Plane, But Make Sure Y... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list If You Were Going To Do It, How Would You Fake Your Death?
Crash A Plane, But Make Sure You Get Out In Time

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14 59
Stage A Spelunking Accident is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list If You Were Going To Do It, How Would You Fake Your Death?
Stage A Spelunking Accident

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Fake A Rock Climbing Fall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list If You Were Going To Do It, How Would You Fake Your Death?
Fake A Rock Climbing Fall

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10 50
Stage A Fall Into An Active Vo... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list If You Were Going To Do It, How Would You Fake Your Death?
Stage A Fall Into An Active Volcano

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Make It Look Like You Were Str... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list If You Were Going To Do It, How Would You Fake Your Death?
Make It Look Like You Were Struck By Lightning

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Get "Mauled" By A Bear is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list If You Were Going To Do It, How Would You Fake Your Death?
Get "Mauled" By A Bear