Originally Posted by bernotas22
I think you should be able to request to change it, I don't see how you could cheat just by changing it, but maybe limit the amounts of time you can change to 3 or so, or limit to 1 change a year
Nearly all the major, publicized cheating scandals, from the super-user accounts at UB/AB, to the Chinese DON collusion ring that Stars busted, to the Nick Grudzien (founder of StoxPoker and author of arguably the best book on Limit Hold'em) collusion scandal, to Ghirah, were discovered by other players who noticed suspicious activity, started talking to other players who hand noticed the same, then aggregated their player databases together that showed clear patterns over large sample sizes. In at least one case, the datamining site PTR used their player database to publicly out cheaters. This served as the damning evidence needed to prove cheating occurred and forced the sites to take action.
This is why Bovada's anonymous tables are so controversial and prone to cheating. When people can hide their online identity, or change their name weekly, you can never get enough hands on them to identify patterns and tie them together.
Also, staking scammers can regularly change their online identity to steal new stakes.