How to Disappear

Erase Your Digital Footprint, Leave False Trails, and Vanish without a Trace

Author: Frank Ahearn,Eileen Horan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762766735

Category: Reference

Page: 208

View: 749

How to Disappear 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 on-line 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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How To Disappear

The World's Number One Guide To Vanishing Without

Author: Frank M Ahearn

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0857964453

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

View: 3978

What information about you is out there? Who might have access to it? What can you do about it? In this rapidly changing electronic world, your personal information is no longer your own. Online databases can sell your details to anyone who asks, and your phone records, internet usage, bills, warranties and even your rubbish can reveal more about you than you think. 'Disappearing' gives you the freedom to escape this intrusion. When you disappear, you create your own world and dictate its borders. It might be as simple as removing your details from the public record, or as complex as moving overseas without a trace. Here, you'll discover the tools you need to help you disappear, both online and in the flesh, and how to make sure you stay invisible. Packed with case studies and useful references, How to Disappear also provides practical advice on: • Disappearing from a stalker • Identity theft protection • Internet privacy • Living offshore and incognito
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How to Disappear

The World's Number One Guide to Vanishing Without

Author: Frank M. Ahearn,Eileen C. Horan

Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

ISBN: 014320419X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

View: 4529

What information about you is out there? Who might have access to it? What can you do about it? In this rapidly changing electronic world, your personal information is no longer your own. Online databases can sell your details to anyone who asks, and your phone records, internet usage, bills, warranties and even your rubbish can reveal more about you than you think. 'Disappearing' gives you the freedom to escape this intrusion. When you disappear, you create your own world and dictate its borders. It might be as simple as removing your details from the public record, or as complex as moving overseas – without a trace. Here, you'll discover the tools you need to help you disappear, both online and in the flesh, and how to make sure you stay invisible. Packed with case studies and useful references, How to Disappear also provides practical advice on: • Disappearing from a stalker • Identity theft protection • Internet privacy • Living offshore and incognito
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How to Disappear

Erase Your Digital Footprint, Leave False Trails, and Vanish Without a Trace

Author: Frank A. Ahearn,Frank M. Ahearn,Eileen C. Horan

Publisher: Globe Pequot

ISBN: 9781599219776

Category: Reference

Page: 204

View: 9642

Presents advice on how to secure privacy and prevent identity theft, discussing strategies for removing information from public and Internet sources, creating false information trails, and protecting personal records.
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How to Be Invisible

Protect Your Home, Your Children, Your Assets, and Your Life

Author: J. J. Luna

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250015154

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 2685

"Fascinating... a regular field manual... meticulously researched and very entertaining." --G. Gordon Liddy A thoroughly revised and updated edition of the essential guide to preserving your personal security From cyberspace to crawl spaces, new innovations in information gathering have left the private life of the average person open to scrutiny, and worse, exploitation. In this thoroughly updated third edition of his immensely popular guide How to Be Invisible, J.J. Luna shows you how to protect your home address, hide your ownership of vehicles and real estate, use pagers with dumbphones, switch to low-profile banking and invisible money transfers, use alternate signatures, and how to secretly run a home-based business. J.J. Luna is an expert and highly trained security consultant with years of experience protecting himself, his family, and his clients. Using real life stories and his own consulting experience, J.J. Luna divulges legal methods to attain the privacy you crave and deserve, whether you want to shield yourself from casual scrutiny or take your life savings with you and disappear without a trace. Whatever your needs, Luna reveals the shocking secrets that private detectives and other seekers of personal information use to uncover information and then shows how to make a serious commitment to safeguarding yourself. There is a prevailing sense in our society that true privacy is a thing of the past. In a world where privacy concerns that only continue to grow in magnitude, How to Be Invisible, Third Edition is a critical antidote to the spread of new and more efficient ways of undermining our personal security. Privacy is a commonly-lamented casualty of the Information Age and of the world's changing climate--but that doesn't mean you have to stand for it. This new edition of J. J. Luna's classic manual contains step-by-step advice on building and maintaining your personal security, including brand new chapters on: - The dangers from Facebook, smartphones, and facial recognition - How to locate a nominee (or proxy) you can trust - The art of pretexting, aka social engineering - Moving to Baja California Sur; San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato; Cuenca, Ecuador; or Spain's Canary Islands - The secrets of international privacy, and much more!
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Soldier of Fortune Guide to How to Disappear and Never Be Found

Author: Barry Davies

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1626365210

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 4821

No matter if you’re being followed or stalked or need to get away as soon as possible, being able to disappear without a trace is something that you will need to know. Whether you’re an ordinary civilian or a military operative, having this skill is imperative to ultimate survival . . . and there’s nobody better at knowing how to vanish at a moment’s notice than a former SAS expert. Barry Davies has produced a solution to all of these problems and more with the Soldier of Fortune Guide to How to Disappear and Never Be Found. No matter the reason, Davies divulges the secret ways to disappear that only a military-trained soldier could know. Formerly serving in the British Special Air Service, Davies was trained in this secret art and will inform you of the many companies to call in order to erase all records, how to give false information, how to disappear in our social media environment, and much more. In this priceless guide, readers can learn how to protect themselves, their friends, and their families, all with the secret ways that Davies reveals. By following this model, one never has to feel unsafe or afraid ever again.
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Playing Dead

A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud

Author: Elizabeth Greenwood

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476739366

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 3614

“A delightful read for anyone tantalized by the prospect of disappearing without a trace.” —Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Dead Wake “Delivers all the lo-fi spy shenanigans and caught-red-handed schadenfreude you’re hoping for.” —NPR “A lively romp.” —The Boston Globe “Grim fun.” —The New York Times “Brilliant topic, absorbing book.” —The Seattle Times “The most literally escapist summer read you could hope for.” —The Paris Review Is it still possible to fake your own death in the twenty-first century? With six figures of student loan debt, Elizabeth Greenwood was tempted to find out. So off she sets on a darkly comic foray into the world of death fraud, where for $30,000 a consultant can make you disappear—but your suspicious insurance company might hire a private detective to dig up your coffin...only to find it filled with rocks. Greenwood tracks down a British man who staged a kayaking accident and then returned to live in his own house while all his neighbors thought he was dead. She takes a call from Michael Jackson (no, he’s not dead—or so her new acquaintances would have her believe), stalks message boards for people contemplating pseudocide, and gathers intel on black market morgues in the Philippines, where she may or may not obtain some fraudulent goodies of her own. Along the way, she learns that love is a much less common motive than money, and that making your death look like a drowning virtually guarantees that you’ll be caught. (Disappearing while hiking, however, is a way great to go.) Playing Dead is a charmingly bizarre investigation in the vein of Jon Ronson and Mary Roach into our all-too-human desire to escape from the lives we lead, and the men and women desperate enough to give up their lives—and their families—to start again.
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How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found

Author: Sara Nickerson,Sally Wern Comport

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0064410277

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 9154

With a swimming medal, the key to a mansion, and a comic book about a half-man/half-rat as her only clues, a 12-year-old girl seeks the true story of her father's mysterious death four years earlier near an island in the Pacific Northwest.
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The Digital Hit Man

Author: Frank M. Ahearn

Publisher: Frank M. Ahearn the Digital Hit Man His Weapons for Combating the Digital World

ISBN: 0615595839

Category: Law

Page: 160

View: 3144

The Digital Hit Man is the only book that teaches people how to create and use deception for the purpose of combating sites that violate your on-line privacy, be it scandalous information, negative information or the long-lost skeleton that digitally stepped out of the closet, now making your life miserable. The Tools of Online Deception: Digital DNA: Locating all of your online information and preparing for combat. Corp-Distort-Delete: Distorting your online accounts. The Pretext Solution: Pretexting website to remove your online information. Digital Distortion: Creating same name websites with different extensions and then stripping negative information and replacing it with positive or neutral information on your sites. Fake Digital Identities: Creating websites, blogs and social sites that all share your name. Photo Distortion and Photo Doubles: The utilization of fake photos. Propagation: Marketing the shit out of your online information. Total War: When all else fails, Total War means going head to head with the websites. The Digital Hit Man is written by the author of the bestselling book, How to Disappear: Erase Your Digital Footprint, Leave False Trails, and Vanish without a Trace.
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The Art of Invisibility

The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data

Author: Kevin Mitnick

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316380490

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 7845

Be online without leaving a trace. Your every step online is being tracked and stored, and your identity literally stolen. Big companies and big governments want to know and exploit what you do, and privacy is a luxury few can afford or understand. In this explosive yet practical book, Kevin Mitnick uses true-life stories to show exactly what is happening without your knowledge, teaching you "the art of invisibility"--online and real-world tactics to protect you and your family, using easy step-by-step instructions. Reading this book, you will learn everything from password protection and smart Wi-Fi usage to advanced techniques designed to maximize your anonymity. Kevin Mitnick knows exactly how vulnerabilities can be exploited and just what to do to prevent that from happening. The world's most famous--and formerly the US government's most wanted--computer hacker, he has hacked into some of the country's most powerful and seemingly impenetrable agencies and companies, and at one point was on a three-year run from the FBI. Now Mitnick is reformed and widely regarded as the expert on the subject of computer security. Invisibility isn't just for superheroes--privacy is a power you deserve and need in the age of Big Brother and Big Data.
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How to Find Out Anything

From Extreme Google Searches to Scouring Government Documents, a Guide to Uncovering Anything About Everyone and Everything

Author: Don MacLeod

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101617349

Category: Reference

Page: 272

View: 8507

In How to Find Out Anything, master researcher Don MacLeod explains how to find what you're looking for quickly, efficiently, and accurately—and how to avoid the most common mistakes of the Google Age. Not your average research book, How to Find Out Anything shows you how to unveil nearly anything about anyone. From top CEO’s salaries to police records, you’ll learn little-known tricks for discovering the exact information you’re looking for. You’ll learn: •How to really tap the power of Google, and why Google is the best place to start a search, but never the best place to finish it. •The scoop on vast, yet little-known online resources that search engines cannot scour, such as refdesk.com, ipl.org, the University of Michigan Documents Center, and Project Gutenberg, among many others. •How to access free government resources (and put your tax dollars to good use). •How to find experts and other people with special knowledge. •How to dig up seemingly confidential information on people and businesses, from public and private companies to non-profits and international companies. Whether researching for a term paper or digging up dirt on an ex, the advice in this book arms you with the sleuthing skills to tackle any mystery.
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How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found

Author: Doug Richmond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780879472573

Category:

Page: 107

View: 6446

Heavy-duty disappearing techniques for those with a need to know. This book tells you how to pull off a disappearance and how to stay free and never be found. It analyzes all the ways you could be found by whoever might be looking for you. How to plan & new I. D. for disappearance. Even Pseudocide to make your pursuers think you are dead.
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How to Disappear

Author: Sharon Huss Roat

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062291777

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 384

View: 3946

From the author of Between the Notes comes a story that shines a light on our love of social media and how sometimes being the person you think you want to be isn’t as great as being the person you truly are. Perfect for fans of Vivi Greene’s Sing and Susane Colasanti’s Now and Forever. Vicky Decker’s social anxiety has helped her to master the art of hiding in plain sight, appearing only to her best friend, Jenna. But when Jenna moves away, Vicky’s isolation becomes unbearable. So she decides to invent a social life by Photoshopping herself into other people’s photos and posting them on Instagram under the screen name Vicurious. Instantly, she begins to get followers, and soon, Vicky has made a whole new life for herself without ever leaving her bedroom. But the more followers she amasses online, the clearer it becomes that there are a lot of people out there who feel like her—#alone and #ignored in real life. To help them, and herself, she must stop living vicariously and start bringing the magic of Vicurious back to life.
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How to Disappear from the Internet Completely While Leaving False Trails

How to Be Anonymous Online

Author: Raymond Phillips

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781539618768

Category:

Page: N.A

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How to Disappear From The Internet Completely While Leaving False Trails How to Be Anonymous Online Why do some people want to erase themselves completely from the internet? I used to wonder about the same till I found the reason and had to do it myself. I am sure if you are reading this book, you too have a reason, but going through this process, I have learned a few valuable lessons. This book is all about those lessons, so you don't have to learn on the go as I had to. Instead, you can use this book as a guide and just follow the step by step process and see yourself disappear from the big World Wide Web. Back in the days, if anyone wanted to live a private life, all they had to do was unpublish their home phone number and opt out of all mailing lists and you were done, but it is not as easy anymore. Every time we fill out a form, a survey, or fill out personal information on the social media, it is there forever. You may not remember what you filled out ten years ago, but it is there for any prying eyes to see. What is even worse? Let's say you didn't give out much information on the web, but you browse the net often, you search and surf the web via search engines as we all do, sadly most of the search engines like Google and Yahoo keep a tab on you, they know what you search for, they know what you like and what you don't. They do this by keeping up with your IP (Internet Protocol) address. But don't give up, don't think it is not doable, because it is, and that is why you are reading this book, as I said I had done it, and you can too, just remember it is not something can be done overnight, it will take some time and may cost you a little money, but at the end you can achieve that privacy and freedom you deserve. Trust me you will enjoy that privacy too. One more thing, just because you are deleting yourself from the net, doesn't mean you can have an online life anymore because you can but little differently, and I will talk about how you can do that. So read and follow.. Here is a preview of what you will learn: How to go through the deactivation process How to find out what is out there about you How to start leaving false trails How to delete yourself from all the search engines like Google, Yahoo How to remove yourself from various websites How to remove yourself from Data clearinghouses 8 precise steps to stay private and secure online How to browse the internet privately How to choose the best Privacy tools What and how to use VPN (Virtual Private Network) and so much more... Stay safe and good luck!
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The Everything Private Investigation Book

Master the techniques of the pros to examine evidence, trace down people, and discover the truth

Author: Sheila L Stephens

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440524424

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 9873

Observe someone without being observed. Dig up long-buried dirt. Catch a cheating spouse. The Everything Private Investigation Book shows you the basic research techniques and tricks the pros use. You'll learn how to get background information using a wide range of sources, including newspapers, court records, military files, and even the DMV. Written by experienced investigators, this guide helps you to: Use the Internet to get information on anyone and anything Conduct background checks for prospective employees or tenants Uncover hidden identities and assets Manage a physical or electronic surveillance Protect privacy and avoid identity theft Whether you're a journalist, an amateur genealogist, a business owner, a landlord, or just curious, you'll find essential information in this guide. In addition to being a valuable resource, The Everything Private Investigation Book is also a fascinating read. Even "armchair detectives" will enjoy reading about famous real-life and fictional PIs and the little-known secrets professionals use to crack the case. Sheila L. Stephens was the first female Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms (ATF) special agent in the state of Alabama and one of the first in the nation. She recently graduated from Boston University with a master's degree in criminal justice. After leaving the ATF due to injury, Ms. Stephens opened a private investigation/security business. She is a criminal justice professor at Andrew Jackson University and a contributing writer and associate editor of The Agent, the newsletter of the National Association of Federal Agents (NAFA). Ms. Stephens lives in Bessemer, AL.
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The Little Black Book of Skip Tracing

Creating Pretext, Mastering Social Engineering and Finding Anyone Anywhere

Author: Frank Ahearn

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781512079951

Category:

Page: 118

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Privacy Expert, Frank M. Ahearn took a short hiatus from his disappearing business and went undercover as a female skip tracer to see if he could locate people without breaking the law. Most of the pretext and social engineering tactics in this book are illegal. In non-technical language, that means do not be a dumbass and try this stuff at home, from work, on Skype, with a prepaid cell phone or through a psychic medium. If you are caught, utilizing these tactics some bad mojo will happen. That is my disclaimer. Excerpt from The Little Black Book Of Skip Tracing: I mentioned that another way to pretext a subject of a landline is to do so as a telephone repair employee. "Hi, this is Joe Momma from Dingle Falls Telephone Repair. I am working on the phone lines and your phone service might be disconnected for about five minutes. Fear not it will be immediately repaired." Some people are cool about it and others are huge dicks rambling off they need their phone service. Yea, yeah, yeah! I wait a few minutes and dial them back and when they answer, I hold down the pound button as it cranks out that unpleasant sound in their ear. I do this a few times, depending how much of a schmuck the subject was during the pretext call. After about five minutes, I call the subject back and explain all is fixed and there will be no interruption of service. Before I hang up, I hit them with the second part of the pretext. "I need you to confirm your building number and zip code." And "Please spell the name correctly." Note, I do not ask what the building number is but confirm the building number. By saying, confirm it automatically implies that I have the information. Most people fall for the pretext but there is always one unpleasant crayon in the box. "You work for the phone company, you should know my address" If someone were being a dick about confirming the information, I would ease out of the call and tell them no problem. From the multiple prepaid cell phones, I call the subject back using different voices and requesting various styles of pizza. The subject would soon realize that their phone number is crossed with the local pizza shop. I call the pain in the ass subject back and act as if I am calling the pizza shop to confirm all is well with their services. The subject usually blew their stack and blasted me for screwing up their phone line. This was a good thing. "Sorry but I am showing this line belonging to Pizza Haven. You will need to dial 611 and report the issue." This totally infuriated the subject. "You are repair, you broke it now fix it." My response was polite. "I would if I could but I can't. I show the number 867.5309 belonging to Pizza Haven on Broadway." Then came the roar! "No you moron my name is Kurt Duesterdick and my address is 1313 Webfoot Walk, Duckburg, Calisota. "My apologies, I will repair immediately." Pretext is like a prompt system, you need to create the right buttons to push.
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Blown to Bits

Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital Explosion

Author: Harold Abelson,Ken Ledeen,Harry R. Lewis

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0137135599

Category: Computers

Page: 366

View: 577

Every day, billions of photographs, news stories, songs, X-rays, TV shows, phone calls, and emails are being scattered around the world as sequences of zeroes and ones: bits. We can't escape this explosion of digital information and few of us want to-the benefits are too seductive. The technology has enabled unprecedented innovation, collaboration, entertainment, and democratic participation. But the same engineering marvels are shattering centuries-old assumptions about privacy, identity, free expression, and personal control as more and more details of our lives are captured as digital data. Can you control who sees all that personal information about you? Can email be truly confidential, when nothing seems to be private? Shouldn't the Internet be censored the way radio and TV are? is it really a federal crime to download music? When you use Google or Yahoo! to search for something, how do they decide which sites to show you? Do you still have free speech in the digital world? Do you have a voice in shaping government or corporate policies about any of this? Blown to Bits offers provocative answers to these questions and tells intriguing real-life stories. This book is a wake-up call To The human consequences of the digital explosion.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Private Investigating, Third Edition

Author: Steven Kerry Brown

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1615643311

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 8981

The mystique of private investigating draws significant numbers of people to consider it as a career or side business. At the same time, individuals want to learn investigative techniques to solve their own personal and legal problems. In The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Private Investigating, Third Edition, private investigator and former FBI agent Steven Kerry Brown shares his hard-won expertise on everything you need to know to track down people and information, including: - Tapping phones and recording conversations - Interviewing and interrogating to get important information - Tricky but legal ways to get needed evidence like the pros - Performing onsite, online, and mobile surveillance without being detected - Skip tracing to find lost loves or people who owe money - Investigating backgrounds of potential employees or spouses - Searching public records online and at the courthouse - Catching a cheating spouse and gathering evidence for divorce cases - Finding runaway teenagers - Doing diligent searches connected with adoptions and estates - Tracking down burglars, thieves, pickpockets, and purse snatchers - Advanced techniques and business advice for those interested in starting their own investigative or background screening agency Along the way, Brown shares fascinating stories from his cases that highlight his clever methods for tracking down evidence and helping his clients find out what they need to know.
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How to Disappear from Big Brother

Author: Frank M. Ahearn

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781497524385

Category: Political Science

Page: 223

View: 2067

The book teaches you how to become a virtual entity in a world of corporate data collection and government spying, shows you how to disappear internationally without being traced, and explains how you can create cover stories, employment backgrounds, communicate without being traced, move money quickly from country.
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