How to Disappear : The World's No.1 Guide to Lowering Your Profile and Reducing Your Digital Footprint

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 9/1/2010
  • Publisher: Lyons Press
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How to Disappearis the authoritative and comprehensive guide for people who seek to protect their privacy as well as for anyone who's ever entertained the fantasy of disappearingwhether actually dropping out of sight or by eliminating the traceable evidence of their existence. Written by the world's leading experts on finding people and helping people avoid being found,How to Disappearcovers everything from tools for disappearing to discovering and eliminating the nearly invisible tracks and clues we tend to leave wherever we go. Learn the three keys to disappearing, all about your electronic footprints, the dangers and opportunities of social networking sites, and how to disappear from a stalker. Frank Ahearn and Eileen Horan provide field-tested methods for maintaining privacy, as well as tactics and strategies for protecting personal information and preventing identity theft. They explain and illustrate key tactics such asmisinformation(destroying all the data known about you);disinformation(creating fake trails); and, finally,reformationthe act of getting you from point A to point B without leaving clues. Ahearn illustrates every step with real-life stories of his fascinating career, from undercover work to nab thieving department store employees to a stint as a private investigator; and, later, as a career "skip tracer" who finds people who don't want to be found. In 1997, when news broke of President Bill Clinton's dalliance with a White House intern, Ahearn was hired to find her. When Oscar statuettes were stolen in Beverly Hills, Ahearn pinpointed a principal in the caper to help solve the case. When Russell Crowe threw a telephone at a hotel clerk in 2005, Ahearn located the victim and hid him from the media. An indispensable resource not just for those determined to become utterly anonymous, but also for just about anyone in the brave new world of on-line information,How to Disappearsums up Ahearn's dual philosophy: Don't break the law, but know how to protect yourself. Frank M. AhearnandEileen C. Horanare known as the "devious duo." Veteran privacy consultants in the business of helping people who want to start a new life, they run AhearnSearch.com , a global skip-tracing company, and Disappear.info , which works with people and organizations in fulfilling their privacy needs. They have been featured in over fifty newspapers and magazines worldwide, includingGQ, London Times,andDie Welt,and as far off as China, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Croatia, and Hungary. They have been guests on over 100 radio shows and on BBC and CNN television programs. Born and bred in the Bronx, Ahearn divides his time between Venice Beach, California and New York City. If you can't find him in either one of those places, visit frankahearn.com. From the skip-tracer's glossary Misinformation:The act of deviating or deleting information that could be accessed by a hunter and bring them closer to l

Author Biography

Frank Ahearn is a privacy consultant who helps people who want to start a new life. He began his carreer working undercover in retail, looking for employees stealing from department stores. That lead to a career in private investigating and becoming a "skip tracer," a person who finds people who don't want to be found -- people who try very hard not to be found. Today he consults with people who, for a variety of reasons, all legal, want to remain invisible and unfindable.

Table of Contents

How to Disappear
Database Sites
Disappearing Tools
Tracks and Clues in the Home
The Three Keys to Disappearing
The Disinformatin of Louie
The Disinformation of Donna
Offshore Information
Reformation Via Corporations
Reformation in the Name of God
Electronic Footprints
Exit Strategy
Disappearing Tips
Social Networking Sites
Disappear from a Stalker
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