How to Disappear: Erase Your Digital Footprint, Leave False Trails, And Vanish Without A Trace is a NY Times Bestseller written by Frank M. Ahearn who. When life becomes too much, Frank Ahearn can help you disappear. He’s not cheap; this New York-based skip-tracer turned skip-maker. Former private investigator Frank Ahearn used to be a “skip tracer,” Now he’s switched sides, and helps people to disappear without a trace.

Author: Kigabei Meztill
Country: Barbados
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Technology
Published (Last): 8 October 2015
Pages: 235
PDF File Size: 7.14 Mb
ePub File Size: 11.53 Mb
ISBN: 445-8-78951-211-6
Downloads: 15001
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Doujind

Frsnk Line Vera and I knew that the minute the jailbird read the inquiry, he would be on a bus across the country, heading straight for Buck. It gives us the tools and gadgets that we can use.

Private Investigator Explains How To ‘Vanish Without A Trace’ | Here & Now

Wow, the author’s writing style is In the first step of your disappearing act, misinformation, you took what was out there on you and hid it from view. I don’t take my car; I’ll take a taxi or train or bus. I equate it to the early days of the Wild West when a gunslinger comes in and does his thing. You can, but understand: We assumed the jailbird would hire a skip tracer or private investigator to help him find an apartment number.

This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site, including, for example, the order in which they may appear within listing categories.

How does it work? ATM card data played a critical role in locating the Boston Marathon bombing suspects within hours.

Why is it so hard to vanish? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Take, for example, your ATM or credit card. In fact, his first move will be to confiscate and destroy yours. Return to Book Page.


How to Disappear

Then she asked for a debit card, which I passed along to an associate of mine who travels all over the country. Ditch those easily traced credit and debit cards. Aheaen ideas for checking to make sure you have protected your online presence. I secretly dreamed of growing up to be a detective. No – this guy is not an author by trade; he’s a guy people hire to out dirt on other people.

Transcript for Frank Ahearn on Helping People Disappear

To me, disappearing is living a virtual existence. Thus Ahearn saying things like “don’t use social media whatsoever” feel more and more impossible every day. I do a lot of phone consultations and the minute you mention fake identity, I hang up on you; you’ve lost your money.

In the day of identity theft this is a good pick up just to make you more aware of what people do to track someone else down and how you can avoid that. If trouble truly is at your heels, you don’t want to try any of this at home. Apply for an apartment online, because a Realtor is going to run a credit check that will show up on your credit farnk. Just Google some nice articles about people getting caught while trying to disappear and you will have much more fun and much more information at the end of the day.

The author might have been a prodigy disappsar the mid 90s but would suck at hiding your identity today – hence I guess he writes books now.

Technology has really made it so we can live virtual. Enter Frank Ahearn, who combs the driver’s Facebook contacts to discover a long-lost high-school girlfriend, impersonates her, and in what appears to be weeks of back-and-forth emails between them manages to make the poor driver reveal his “secret” bus-driver job and schedule.

I think, if anyone is reading the book with the thought of really “disappearing” you’re better off taking a couple breaths and asking a couple questions and you probably should go to the police or FBI So far, I find the author’s prose style to be pretty obnoxious.


Transcript for Frank Ahearn on Helping People Disappear | To the best of our KNOWLEDGE

Well, we went to the expert, Frank Ahearn [sp? Inwhen news broke of President Bill Clinton’s dalliance with a White Disappezr intern, Ahearn was hired to find her. How did you come to track down an unknown presidential aide named Monica Lewinsky?

Aug 20, Meg rated it really liked it Shelves: In the event of an emergency using this book as a resource and practicing the methods will prove useful.

What about cell phones? He talks about Altavista – a very popular sea Considering this book was written just three years ago, I mistakenly assumed that it would focus on online privacy and falling off the virtual grid. I highly recommend this book for authors, for privacy enthusiasts, and for the chronically paranoid. I used to do a lot of work for the tabloids, especially the British tabloids, way back when.

I have a feeling some “pretext,” aka lying, works into ahearnn somewhere. We suspected the jailbird ex would persuade someone to run a credit report on her, and we knew he or an investigator would notice that inquiry from Sincere Realty in Buck, Oklahoma.

Most adult readers started as children. Ahearrn pulls your bank records, guess what? And tabloids are like the CIA. Let’s create the illusion of disappearing because we don’t have to disappear anymore.