Changing gamertag that could be a privacy issue

When my kids' XBOX Live account was setup, we used our family's last name plus "family", so it looks like "SmithFamily" (that's not our GT - just an example). So now we are thinking this may be a potential privacy issue and would like to change their GT. However, it costs $10 to do so. I understand the reasoning behind charging, and it is not a crazy amount of money. But I am wondering if there isn't a provision in T's and C's that would allow us to change for free since we have the privacy concern for our kids and family.

Any ideas about that? 

Thanks.

 

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Last updated July 5, 2018 Views 4 Applies to:

Nope its not really a privacy issue as there are billions on the net and the chances of anyone finding you is nil

Unless you are willingly give out your info like address name phone number

if you mean login info well gopd luck guessing an email from a nickname

And you need alot more then just a name to take an account

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Basically, the only way to change a GT is:

1. A forced gamertag change imposed by the enforcement team (in a case like this, it actually could be done.)

2. Pay the $10 to change it.

Terms and Conditions state,

"•Do not give out personal information of other players (such as their real name, physical address, IP address, email address, phone number, credit card number, etc.) in any way, including, without limitation, through voice chat, text communications, gamertag, or profile content.  This information could be used by other players for illegal or harmful purposes."

Now, that states not to give out the info of other players, but also applies to you.

As it does technically breach the T&C, if it gets reported, it could end up in a forced GT change. Wouldn't count on it, but it could still be an option.

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