How to Disappear: Erase Your Digital Footprint, Leave False Trails, and Vanish without a Trace

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Frank M. Ahearn built his first career by finding people who didn’t want to be found—from philandering celebrities to a certain White House intern (Monica Lewinsky) before anybody had heard of her, as well as countless cheaters, frauds, and bad guys. Using the “skip tracer” techniques he developed in the process, Ahearn embarked on a second career counseling those who wanted not to be found. If you’ve ever fantasized about disappearing—literally dropping out of sight or just eliminating the traceable evidence of ...

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Overview

Frank M. Ahearn built his first career by finding people who didn’t want to be found—from philandering celebrities to a certain White House intern (Monica Lewinsky) before anybody had heard of her, as well as countless cheaters, frauds, and bad guys. Using the “skip tracer” techniques he developed in the process, Ahearn embarked on a second career counseling those who wanted not to be found. If you’ve ever fantasized about disappearing—literally dropping out of sight or just eliminating the traceable evidence of your existence—How to Disappear is your guide.

In a world-wise, straight-talking, wryly humorous narrative, Ahearn provides field-tested tips, tools, and techniques for maintaining privacy, as well as strategies for protecting personal information and preventing identity theft. You’ll learn key tactics such as misinformation (destroying all the data known about you), disinformation (creating fake trails), and reformation (getting where you want to be without leaving clues). Throughout, Ahearn shares real-life stories of his fascinating career—from
nabbing adulterous celebrities to helping abuse  victims find safety.

An indispensable resource not just for those determined to be anonymous, but for almost anyone in the brave new world of online information, How to Disappear sums up Ahearn’s dual philosophy: Don’t break the law, but know how to protect yourself.

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“It may shock the hell out of you. It did me…. I couldn’t put this book down, finding out all of the ways anyone could get their hands on information about any of us.  You’re more vulnerable than you may think.” -  Tammy Chase, Chicago Sun-Times

“Ahearn's treatise contains some valuable tips you can use to reclaim some of the privacy you've relinquished, knowingly or not, by using Google, Facebook, Yahoo and most other popular Internet-enabled services.” – USA Today

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599219776
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 9/14/2010
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 213,033
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank M. Ahearn and Eileen C. Horan are 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.

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Table of Contents

1. How to Disappear
2. Database Sites
3. Disappearing Tools
4. Tracks and Clues in the Home
5. The Three Keys to Disappearing
6. Misinformation
7. The Disinformatin of Louie
8. The Disinformation of Donna
9. Reformation
10. Offshore Information
11. Reformation Via Corporations
12. Reformation in the Name of God
13. Electronic Footprints
14. Exit Strategy
15. Disappearing Tips
16. Social Networking Sites
17. Disappear from a Stalker

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2011

    Very Intuitive

    I bought this book hoping to see something interesting that I hadn't thought of before. Unfortunately, this book did not provide that. All of the ideas were basically common sense, with a few of the author's personal stories thrown in. It's interesting in a sense--mainly the chapter on faking your own death, but I don't intend to read it again nor recommend it to anyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2014

    My report on your book

    This is an ok book but it needs more actionr

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2012

    Same concept repeated throughout several chapters

    I bought the book hoping to find or read about his techniques or methods so I could apply them for my own personal privacy. The book pitches the exact same methods in each chapter. This could have easily been shorter and thus prevented wasting my time. Mentioned resources scarce and are outdated by years. I would not recommend it. Only two or tnree chapters needed....the rest is fluff

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