How To Disappear: Erase Your Digital Footprint, Leave False Trails, And Vanish Without A Trace

There should be an image here!How To Disappear: Erase Your Digital Footprint, Leave False Trails, And Vanish Without A Trace is 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 disappearing — whether 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 Disappear covers 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 as misinformation (destroying all the data known about you); disinformation (creating fake trails); and, finally, reformation — the 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 online information, How to Disappear sums up Ahearn’s dual philosophy: Don’t break the law, but know how to protect yourself.

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

  • Author(s): Frank M. Ahearn, Eileen C. Horan
  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Lyons Press; First edition (September 1, 2010)
  • Language: English

How To Disappear: Erase Your Digital Footprint, Leave False Trails, And Vanish Without A Trace

There should be an image here!How To Disappear: Erase Your Digital Footprint, Leave False Trails, And Vanish Without A Trace is 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 disappearing — whether 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 Disappear covers 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 as misinformation (destroying all the data known about you); disinformation (creating fake trails); and, finally, reformation — the 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 online information, How to Disappear sums up Ahearn’s dual philosophy: Don’t break the law, but know how to protect yourself.

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

  • Author(s): Frank M. Ahearn, Eileen C. Horan
  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Lyons Press; First edition (September 1, 2010)
  • Language: English

Online Fraud Detection and Protection

Ernest Jimenez: I enjoyed your article on credit card fraud. I ran into something similar while on Match.com. Someone passing as a young beautiful woman tried to get to know me on a romantic level. She claimed to live close by and we had things in common. She sent me a picture of herself. She claimed to be a model. The pictures were of a beautiful woman. She claimed to be looking for an honest man (and that looks did not matter because she had her heart broken in the past). We emailed for a long time, getting closer – until she hit me with a story about being at work modeling in Nigeria, and her hotel burning to the ground, and having no money to pay to get back home. She eventually asked to send her money to get back home. I was always apprehensive about the matter, and how she was moving too quickly, and how it sounded too good for a beautiful woman to be contacting me. Someone 15 years older – and not exactly model material. I never sent her money. Went on the Internet and found posts of other people that had been contacted in a similar scam.

Doug Rice: They are able to get your SSN from your credit headers. We use a service at our firm that can track down individuals using various means – such as public records. The addresses and telephone numbers can change, but most people have credit cards (so the information contained in the credit headers is most accurate). Credit headers assist in finding people the majority of the time. Of course, the service we use can only be used by law firms (as there is a major process we had to go through to sign up for the service).
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