No Information Located Does Not Mean Privacy

When I conduct a Digital Search Report which determines if a client has online information that can connect to their offline life. I either report back that, there is information and we must combat the information by using Digital Disinformation, or there is no information to be located. Clients automatically assume that no online information located is positive. Unfortunately, this is untrue.

If I am hired to locate information on a subject and there is no digital presence, I question the accuracy of the information provided. Is the subject’s name spelled correctly, is the supposed city of residence accurate, or if this the subjects real name? These questions prompt me to search in more detail. What I do is go backwards into the information the client provided and I rip that information to shreds, searching for that one piece to bring me forward. This aggression ultimately ends with me locating the subject’s home address.

What I suggest to my clients who wish to protect their home address and information is to create Digital Disinformation. Digital Disinformation is the great online smoke screen, where you appear here but you are really there. Remember no information located only means a skip tracer, private detective or predator will search harder. Harder on the real information that leads to you, not the fake information that leads them to Des Moines.

Frank M. Ahearn

Author of: The Little Black Book of Skip Tracing: Creating Pretext, Mastering Social Engineering And Finding Anyone Anywhere

Humans The Fodder of Brand Advertisng

There are two of us! There is the digital that floats around the internet like lost puzzle pieces trying to connect to infinity and then there are the particles of information that still dwell motionless in the bricks and mortar. The war of privacy is fought on both terrains but soon the battlefields will converge and a new war of independence will call out. Perhaps it is happening already with groups like Anonymous, WikiLeaks, and other brave souls who have sacrificed their freedom for a greater cause, even if that cause is not yet fully defined or socially clear.

Who we are as a physical society and what we are about to become will be worlds away. The self we once knew will be replaced by connecting our identities to forms of brand advertising on the internet. To a degree, there is a social control occurring, a readying of people in to pens to mold them into a society where they become slaves to connect. This for the purposes of furthering the profits of corporations and furthering the digital profiles for governments. Puppets for what I call The Dark They.

Most know The Dark They are there and most ignore, their vampire like sucking of our information. Maybe this is digital form of McCarthyism, who knows but the masses seem to be okay with drinking the Kool-Aid. There are countries that slow down the speed of the internet to slow down the delivery of Western information. Yes, a form of censorship, however, maybe we should take heed, censor ourselves and slow down the delivery of our information.

Frank M. Ahearn
Author of: The Little Black Book of Skip Tracing

The Luck of Disappearing

There is no sure way of disappearing, sometimes disappearing is a simple crap shoot and luck rules the game. Not a very comforting thought, if you plan on pulling the trigger and have read all the how to books. Even more unfortunate is you cannot depend on luck because it works both ways, in your favor and your predators. When you think about it luck is really on your predator’s side.

So… What is the point of telling you this and writing about the fortunate and misfortune of luck in the disappear world? Simple, to keep you aware and make you realize that no matter how perfect the plan there is always that chance things can crash and burn. It’s like the first plot point of a movie. The main character is living a good life and then he is framed for murder. Being disappeared is the same, you are living your life in Fiji and boom! The wrong person, newspaper article or nosy neighbor blows you out of the water. It isn’t Miller time but got to run time!

Then the next question is will you run or find a new patch of land to hide. This is one of those disappearing biblical questions or great debates that have no true solution. Actually it is one of those things that just is… Being on the run can keep you one step ahead and being stationary can keep you off the grid. Then again, being on the move creates a lot of digital footprints and being in one place can make you a sitting duck. Perhaps the solution is, in which scenario do you feel the luckiest.

Frank M. Ahearn

Author of The Art of Disappearing, According to Sun Tzu’s, The Art of War!

Know The Foe!

If you are in a situation where you are dealing with a predator or other type of adversary, you must embrace the idea of Know the Foe! This is not to say you should become your very own private detective and go snooping or sit surveillance on their home or business. Definitely not, leave such actions to a professional. This type of DIY could get you hurt or even worse. Always be smart in your strategy and think of potential outcomes.

Know the Foe means, a detailed profile of the adversary. Unfortunately, most assume this means a gathering of online data and databases. This has it purpose but tells your nothing of the subject. Databases and data are historical, the question is, what is happening with the predator in the here and now.

Think about where your predator lives, works, cars he or she drives. Think about their finances, travel ability, their reach and living flexibility. Think about the connections they may have in their business world. Think outside of the databases, think how extreme they are or could become.

Frank M. Ahearn
Author of: The Art of Disappearing, According to Sun Tzu’s, Art of War!

Fear Not The Deception

I always say there is no delete button on the internet and the only way to combat online information is through the use of deception. This is true because the only other option is to bounce information down the search engines. Unfortunately, when you bounce something, it comes right back up!

When people contact me, they seem to think I have a magical delete button or the ability to hack Google. I do not. After a client bares their soul and I think about the situation. I create a plan of action, which is always loaded with cool acts of deception to fix what is broken. After the reveal, a look or sound of shock occurs from the client.

For some odd reason the idea of utilizing deception falls uneasy with potential clients. However, after realizing there is no other option, they adhere to the ways of Frank. Deception is a common occurrence in all of our days. We hear it on the news, we see it in advertisements, lawyers live by it, politicians run on it and even we spout a little white lie here and there.

I say fear not the deception and embrace its power to heal!

Frank M. Ahearn
Author of: The Little Black Book of Skip Tracing

Creating Privacy Begins With…

Creating privacy begins with locating digital information that can connect and pierce your offline world. In my skip tracing (finding people) days I touted that, information was the greatest tool and I still believe such, however, the availability of information and the obsession of connecting people and information is dangerous and can be deadly.

If you are working on your privacy, you must begin with the digital information. In the past I was primarily focused on your information, however, I have broadened my scope. The digital world is all about connecting. It connects information to people, people to people and past to present. There are two strategies, the first is being able to look beyond your own information and locate if other people’s information can pierce your privacy. The second and most important is being able to determine how your own digital information connects you to your offline world (home). Think connections!

Now this is not a digital to digital search but a digital to flesh and bones search. It is the information discovered on the internet which will be used to hunt you. Such as, your mothers phone number, your daughter in college or a photo of you on a boat in Port Hercule de Monaco. It is these digital items which displays something in the non-digital world and leads a predator to the tangible. Until you combat these digital footprints there is no privacy protection.

I offer my clients a Digital Search Report where I search out their digital information and determine if the digital can connect to their offline life. The connected information is usually combated with digital disinformation.

Frank M. Ahearn – Digital Search Report

Author of: The Art of Disappearing, According to Sun Tzu’s, The Art of War

Updated Privacy & People Finding Services

Frank M. Ahearn provides a unique set of services that is difficult to define. Typically, they fall within the world of how to disappear, high-net–worth-privacy, digital disinformation and finding people. Most who come my way believe their situation has no resolution. However, this is where my skill sets and background as a skip tracer, social engineer and privacy expert proves extremely useful in problem solving.

Digital Search Report: When individuals begin their quest to create privacy or disappear their first step is usually to search personal online information. The objective is to learn what is known about them, however, what is known is not the actual danger. It is how online information is connected to offline information that is the true danger.

Your first step in personal privacy should be a Digital Search Report. I search your digital information and create a detailed report displaying which information makes you vulnerable and how to combat the vulnerable information.

Combating Negative Information: Digital Disinformation is the most successful tactic for creating online privacy and combating negative and unwanted information. When an unfortunate digital issues occurs, people tend to turn to reputation companies to assist with their problem. However, reputation companies use online suppression which bounces information down the search engines. This is an immediate but not a long term solution. In addition, if someone is searching your information they do not stop on page two of a search engine.

Digital Disinformation is available in rounds where I work the first round and put up the disinformation. We wait a week or so and review how the information lands. The majority of the time the matter is immediately resolved, however, depending on the issue and your personal information a second round of disinformation might be needed.

Creating Personal Privacy: Besides using Digital Disinformation to combat unwanted information, disinformation can be used to protect personal privacy. For example, I make it appear that you live in city A but in reality live in city B. This is the ultimate protection when it comes to shielding the location of your home.

Skip Tracing: If you need to locate a person, provide me the subjects name and relevant background information. The turnaround time is 24 to 48 hours. Please note, the fee is for the search not the results.

Frank M. Ahearn – www.Disappear.Info

Author of: The Art of Disappearing, According to Sun Tzu’s, The Art of War