In these crazy
times, have you ever wanted to know how to disappear, vanish or
completely exit the life you’ve led? Well, Frank M. Ahearn is an
expert on the matter. The skip tracer and privacy consultant has
even written a guide on the matter: How
to Disappear … and Fall Off the Grid.
put, [disappearing is] the reverse engineering of skip tracing,"
says Ahearn, referring to the process by which you locate missing
persons. So we tapped the man of mystery to tell us exactly how
Keys to Disappearing
– "There is so much information about people out there.
We need to locate what is known about people and deviate the located
information. I don’t mean credit or social security information.
More so the information gathered by big business, like contact information
on your cell, utility, cable, various marketing information people
give up too freely."
– "We create bogus trails for the stalker to follow. It
might look like our client went to Boston, but he’s really tucked
away in Chicago. The other purpose of disinformation is to make
the search costly for the aggressor."
– "This is getting my client from point A to point B and
not leaving any trails. We also teach our clients how to communicate
with family and friends securely by use of prepaid cell phones,
prepaid calling cards and internet cafés."