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How to Disappear – Virtual Entity

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN – How to Disappear from Big Brother

As a Virtual Entity I attempt to create a Go Bag in most foreign cities I visit. For me freedom is always the focus and the endgame. To disappear you need two items, financial instruments and travel documents.

You may not have the opportunity to travel but that should not stop you from attempting to acquire your disappear instruments online. Instruments being prepaid debit cards, prepaid money cards, foreign currency, transfer accounts like and online merchant accounts that accept credit cards.

In the past, the most difficult part of setting up virtual tools in a foreign country was the language barrier. This is not really an issue anymore since the creation of online translation tools but let us not place too much stock in their clarity. I suggest utilizing a third party assistant for translation.

Although, the best asset in any foreign city is a local realtor, they know all. What I do is search online for an apartment or house for sale. I do not search for a ten million dollar penthouse but something in the one or two hundred thousand range. I contact a local realtor and explain I will be visiting the city and I am interested in viewing an apartment.

You do not pick the ten million dollar apartment because this will make you a big fish to the realtor. The realtor will want to know all about you and will search you online. With this said you create a cover story before contacting the realtor.

Prior to heading to a foreign city, I create my fake online identity that I travel under and use for communication purposes. The identities I build are all self-employed.

Never, ever, never, ever, ever build a website and profile yourself as a licensed individual like a lawyer, doctor, accountant or other type of licensed individual. This is illegal.

Having a cover website will satisfy the curiosity of the realtor. Remember to do this work use your Third Party Assistant or from a computer where your identity cannot be connected with. After you make a connection with a realtor, you will hit them up for a variety of information.

My first question to the realtor is if there are local message boards like Craigslist or Back Page where I can place an advertisement for an assistant for hire. Most realtors provide me with websites where I can place the ad and they usually refer someone for the position. I thank them for the help but I avoid using their referral. I prefer to keep all contacts separate.

I review the message boards the realtor provided. If the boards are not in English, I put them through a translator and slowly make my way around. If the language barrier is too difficult, I use my Third Party Assistant to create the ad for me. 

Businessperson searching for an assistant for one or two days must be bilingual and have a good knowledge of the city.

The majority of people who contact me are college students. I explain that I am setting up a business and I need them to assist me as a guide and interpreter. Having a motivated college student never fails. Make sure they know the different neighborhoods and the public transportation.

The reason I suggest hiring an assistant is to get to know the city. Sometimes being in new places it can be difficult figuring how the city operates. When I arrive, I have my local assistant take me through the city and teach me how to use the bus, trains and other important information I should to know.

You never know you could be in your new city three weeks and find yourself discovered. Having full knowledge of the city can aid in a quick escape.

Mail Drop

I open a mail drop and pay one year in advance. With the mail drop, you do not want to have a P.O. Box drop you want an address drop like 123 Main Street Suite 815. In one instance, I was unable to open a mail drop and my college assistant allowed me to use his home address until I was able to locate a suitable mail facility.

Prepaid Cell Phones

Every country I land in I buy several prepaid cell phones from multiple carriers and I top up the time. Just a note some countries have cracked down on pay as you go phones and you now need to provide ID to obtain a cell phone. This should not be a problem since you will NOT go into the store and purchase the cell phone. Remember, the identification and cameras in the store create the digital footprint. Find a soul in need of a few euros or have your assistant make the purchase.

To keep track of my cell phones I write the country name and cell number on masking tape and place on back of phone. Then I tape over with clear tape so the ink does not run. If you have, numerous cell phones consider shipping the phones so you are not going through checkpoints with twenty cell phones. You may be wondering why carry the phones when you can carry only the SIMS. Carrying twenty SIM cards could prompt a red flag too. Another option is to leave the prepaid cellphone in your mail drop.

Bank Accounts

When in a new country hit the streets and find a bank that will open a checking or savings account for you. Search online or call the bank ahead to find what documents you will need. Also, find out which branch has a person who speaks your language.

The trick is before you go on your bank account opening journey; locate an apartment for sale in the city. Again, do not print out a ten million dollar apartment but something in the one or two hundred thousand range that will not draw too much interest.

After you have located a branch that has a rep who can speak your language, have the real estate information printed out and available for their eyes.

Mention to the banker that you are renting an apartment locally but plan to buy an apartment. Show them the listing, photos and all. Explain the reason for visiting the bank is you need to know if they provide homeowners insurance. Do confirm there is such thing as homeowners insurance in the country.

Nine times, out of ten, the bank rep will change the direction of the conversation and ask where you will be banking. Explain you have yet to figure that out. They will suggest you use their bank and they will become extremely helpful with the account opening process. The real-estate listing motivates the banker and sometimes they will bend on the paperwork like proof of residence.

Another tactic is to find a bank that has foreclosures for sale on their website. Begin a relationship with someone in the foreclosure department. Make sure the conversation moves in the direction that you will be paying with cash. This tends to motivate people and they will suggest opening an account at their bank.

The downside to foreign banking is many banks do not mail account debit cards. They want you to pick it up at the branch. In addition, some banks use Electron Cards that have no three-digit security code on back of the card. This means you cannot use the card for online purchases because 99% of website payment systems require the three-digit code. You can only use an Electron Card in person. I have an Electron Card from one of my banks and it can be seriously inconvenient!

Also, check the fees for withdrawing at an ATM in foreign countries. I made the huge mistake of using a debit card and not reading about the fees in advance. I used the card four times in a week and it was thirty euros per withdrawal. Ouch!

When you open a bank account in a foreign land, make sure your funds are avaiable 24/7 via your ATM card. One bank account I had only allowed debits on the card up until ten pm their time.

I have also come across banks that only allow wire transfers during work hour as well as limits up to 600.00 per transfer. With such limits, you will spend a fortune transferring your funds. I speak from experience.

When you open a bank account, it is wise to have an account in your home currency and the currency of the country. Before you open your account, inquire about wiring funds out of the country. There could be currency restrictions. For example, if you have a foreign bank account in your home currency and want to wire transfer your home currency funds to your home country there could be a glitch. Some countries only allow outgoing wire transfers in their local currency. This could cost you a lot of money in currency exchange. Read the small print!

PayPal

When I travel to a country that offers PayPal, I always open an account. I also try to get a local prepaid debit card to connect to the PayPal if possible. Note you do not need to be in the actual country to open a PayPal account for that country.

For the PayPal account, you will need an address. I do what I can to open a mail drop on the spot. If you are unable to open a mail drop, use a hotel address until you can secure a mail drop.

One of the reasons I have PayPal accounts in different countries is so I can use the Buy Now buttons on my website. This allows me to accept credit cards payments in various currencies parked in different countries. I look at the various PayPal accounts as a multiple currency savings accounts. Some days I accept Dollars, some days Euros, Swiss Francs, etc. One of the downsides to foreign PayPal accounts is PayPal does not offer their own debit card connected to the account. I have been able to link a prepaid debit card from country A to country B.

Frank M. Ahearn
www.FrankAhearn.com
Author of: The Little Black Book Of Skip Tracing: Creating Pretext, Mastering Social Engineering And Finding Anyone Anywhere

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. DOUBLE IDENTITY

 

 

 

I find deception to be an amazing tool when utilized for the right reasons. I know it sounds odd. Most people would assume that deception is typically a negative act with dark intentions. When clients contact me they all have the same question, how can they delete the negative or untrue online information making their life miserable? They cannot!

Most people who contact me do not fully accept that the hands of others control their online information. This means deleting information can be near impossible and the only real strategy is deception.

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How to Disappear – Go!

CHAPTER TEN – How to Disappear from Big Brother

In the STOP chapter, I explained the importance of STOPPING and walking away from your computer. The GO chapter is about finding and using computers and internet services that have no connection to you.

When I use the word connection, I mean that you have no direct link to the computer or internet connection. This does NOT mean the connection is untraceable. When I say connections, I mean online/digital connections and offline connections.

The reason I use the word connection is that people tend to forget that connections can create traces just as digital can create digital footprints. If you begin to see them as a whole or the same, you will most likely create fewer footprints.

Take Mr. Munich who I located in Nice. He started out in Munich and created a connection to Belfast. The Belfast apartment created a connection to an internet café and the internet café created a connection to Nice and Monaco.

The mistake Mr. Munich created was not thinking about his online and offline connections as a whole. He probably thought he was being smart not having an internet connection in the Belfast apartment. However, all this did was force me to walk the streets of Belfast searching for a connection he may have used.

Mr. Munich should have stood on the street in front of the Belfast internet café and asked himself if a connection with the internet café exists.

Keep in mind things tend to appear private, like an internet café two blocks from your home but in reality, it is not private and to a degree guilty by association. Remember paying cash and not using your name is not anonymous!

a·non·y·mous – əˈnänəməs/ – adjective: anonymous – (of a person) not identified by name; of unknown name. 

con·nec·tion – kəˈnekSHən/

noun: connection; plural noun: connections; noun: connexion; plural noun: connexions

a relationship in which a person, thing, or idea is linked or associated with something else.

Again, if Mr. Munich stood in front of the internet café and thought carefully about what he was about to do it is possible that he may have realized that the location was not safe.  He would have realized that there is a connection between the internet store and his apartment. There is not a digital connection but a walking connection, which is no different from a digital connection.

What Mr. Munich should have done is set up an internet connection in the Belfast apartment and spread the internet with some bogus traces. Instead of searching for hotels and exotic car rentals in Nice and Monaco at the Belfast internet café he should have searched in Belgrade. It is quite possible I would have been on a plane to Belgrade.

To connect to the internet Mr. Munich should have taken a train ride a few hours south to Dublin. From there find free internet service offered in many parts of the city and do his thing.  It is more than likely that I would not have discovered his disappearance to Monaco.

It is important to understand that the goal is to break or seriously distance your identity from the connections you utilize. That does not guarantee the connections will not be discovered but it will make it more difficult for BIG BROTHER or any predator to locate.

Let me shuffle around and talk about the evil twins in society, BIG BUSINESS and BIG BROTHER. Both of them want to know everything about you and neither care about your personal privacy. The snoopy BROTHERS also want to use your information to further their cause. One wants money and the other wants control.

Whether you like it or not we are small pawns in the big game of information- gathering. In my opinion, we have entered a dark era where governments are spying more on their citizens than ever before. East Berlin will go down as the amateurs of citizen spying and the world champions will be The United States of Fearica.

It is up to you to decide what information you keep private and what information you give away. It is also up to you to figure out how to keep your information private. Privacy is only as private as you make it. If you email compromising photos of yourself, it is equal to handing the postal worker the photos with and open envelope. If you email questions to your offshore banker, your government will know about it.

If you write information in your email that, you do not want to share publicly. That is equivalent to shouting it through a megaphone on your street corner. Other people have access to your communications, as simple as that. Privacy discretion begins with you and your actions.

We are being monitored twenty-four seven in various ways. When you turn on your light on in the morning the utility company knows you have most likely woken up. The cable company knows what you watch on TV and when you change the station. The internet company knows when you log on and what you surf. Your building manager knows when you step in the elevator and exit the building. The police know when you walk down the street. The subway police know which train station you enter and which station you exit. The building manager for the building you work at knows when you arrive. Your employer knows your internet habits and possibly the contents of your emails. Daily life has become intrusive and there seems to be no stopping in the future. Always remember there is a third party witnessing and recording your actions.

Where to Surf?

The unfortunate reality of disappearing is there is no 100% private place to surf and plan your disappearance. You must locate a place that has no connection to you. This is the best odds of safe surfing. Always keep in mind that technology changes each second of the day. The location you believe secure today will become the compromised location tomorrow, if not sooner.

GO Location

The GO location is where you will search and acquire your GO tools. From this point on, I want you to forget about the word digital and solely think connections.

The GO Tools – Large Mail Drop – Several Prepaid Debit Cards – Several Prepaid Cell Phones – Several Prepaid Calling Cards – Cheap Laptop or Tablet

Finding a mail drop in most countries is easy. I suggest not using a brand box store but a locally owned drop store. They are the stores that usually have boxes strewn all over the place and most likely will not take notice of you using the mail box as a stash.

The reason for using a mail drop is to stash your disappear gear and to keep it from other people’s hands. If you unknowingly allow others to have access to your phone or laptop, they could put a tracking device or keystroke software on your computer.

The spyware can blow your disappear plans out of the water. I would suggest using several mail drops so not to keep your gear in one location. This is smart in case you need to leave town quickly and one of your boxes are blown.

A note about prepaid credit/debit cards, there are two different types. One card you fill out an application, which has identifiers like, name, address, and social security number. The second card is more of a gift cards supplied by credit card companies. The gift cards you give cash to the cashier to load up the card with credit and the best part is there are no identifiers. However, keep in mind there is the store surveillance capturing the transaction.

Think Connections When Obtaining Tools

Never walk into a store yourself and purchase disappear tools! Remember CONNECTIONS! I would assume that 99.9% of retail locations have surveillance cameras. Do not think you are James Bond or Jason Bourne and try going into the store with a disguise unless you have no other choice.

What you do, is go to a city area that is bustling with people and pay a less fortunate individual a couple of bucks to go into the store and purchase your disappear gear. Do not tempt the minion and hand over a hundred-dollar bill for the purchase. They might disappear, on you.

Give only enough money to buy two phones at a clip and pay them their reward when the merchandise is in your hands. Do not stand in front of the store waiting for your merchandise because a camera could pick you up. Wait across the street out of eyeshot of surveillance cameras.

Be Smart About Your Choice in Minions!

Never, ever give money to a minor to purchase your disappear tools. An individual I spoke with paid a teenager to go into a store and buy a bunch of prepaid phones and several prepaid credit cards.  Standing behind the teen at the register was a plain-clothes detective who found the purchase odd. The detective followed the teen outside and observed him handing over the merchandise to a much older man. Even though there was, no law broken the person found himself in quite the awkward position.

When it comes to a laptop or tablet, buy a cheap small one that will fit in your mail drop. You will NOT register the computer. You will NOT check your real email or any connected email addresses. You will NOT do anything where you have to sign in with identifying information. This laptop is to search for your desired destination. 

NEVER

Bring Tools to Home or Work – Have Automatic Wireless Connections – Use Identifiable Information – Never Create Connections

The predator hunting you down can make one hundred mistakes but you the prey cannot afford one mistake. Before you walk into a store, coffee shop or internet café to surf, stand outside and ask if you are creating a connection.

Frank M. Ahearn
www.FrankAhearn.com
Author of: The Little Black Book Of Skip Tracing: Creating Pretext, Mastering Social Engineering And Finding Anyone Anywhere

How to Disappear from Big Brother

I am will be posting a chapter a day from: How to Disappear from BIG BROTHER, free on my blog. It is a good book and has done well, however, I feel that current technology and spying, could make it a little dated. However, do not be dismayed by that thought, there are some excellent disappearing tips.

How to Disappear From BIG BROTHER: Avoid Surveillance, Prevent Unwanted Intrusion and Create Privacy in an Era of Global Spying by Frank M. Ahearn. Frank teaches you how to become a virtual entity in a world of corporate data collection and government spying. In the past I wrote about erasing your digital footprint and vanishing without a trace.

Unfortunately those days are long gone since there is no delete button in the digital world. Nor is there a guarantee that the privacy software being utilized online actually works to protect your identity. In How to Disappear From BIG BROTHER I teach you how to control your digital footprints and break the connections that make us all traceable.

How to Disappear From BIG BROTHER is a hardcore privacy guide that shows you how to disappear internationally without being traced. The book explains how you can create cover stories, employment backgrounds, communicate without being traced, move money quickly from country to country and much more.

Frank M.  Ahearn

Author of: The Little Black Book of Skip Tracing

www.FrankAhearn.com

I posted the Art of Disappearing for free on my blog.

At one point I thought a disappearing strategy book based on the Art of War by Sun Tzu was a good idea. I no longer think so and so I have removed from Amazon and posted here. Perhaps there is some value to offer, perhaps not. Frank M. Ahearn

The Art of Disappearing:  According to Sun Tzu’s, Art of War – Laying Plans

Those who preplan their disappearance will have a greater chance at succeeding than those who do not. The essential message here is to walk away with the understanding that, the act of pre-disappearing is equally as important as the art of disappearing. Therefore, view the contents of this book from the perspective of pre-disappearing.

The Art of Disappearing will be explained through, The Art of War by Sun Tzu, using Section I: Laying Plans. (Translated from the Chinese by Lionel Giles, M.A.) I chose The Art of War because it can be engineered for the advantage of the prey.

Sun Tzu was a Chinese general, military strategist, and philosopher who lived in the Spring and Autumn period of ancient China. Sun Tzu is traditionally credited as the author of The Art of War, a widely influential work of military strategy that has affected both Western and Eastern philosophy. (wiki)

When you walk out the door and become a disappeared person you must accept that there is nothing constant but change. As a disappeared person you need to become instantly changeable and be able to adapt to new situations immediately. No matter the peril.

As a disappeared person you must utilize the tool of what if in all, thoughts, decisions and actions. You analyze your thoughts, what if this, what if that. You make a decision and you consider what if it is the wrong decision. You take action and you consider what if it was the wrong action. The what if becomes a code you live by. Your freedom depends on identifying all the what ifs that exist. To ignore but one what if, is to ignore potential failure.

The terms tactic and strategy are often confused: tactics are the actual means used to gain an objective, while strategy is the overall campaign plan, which may involve complex operational patterns, activity, and decision-making that lead to tactical execution. (wiki)

Never move forward on an action if you have not resolved the what if. Avoid having the attitude that you will cross that bridge when you get there or worry about something when it arrives. This is the mentality of an escaped prisoner, who never plans past the wall. Disappearing is never about chance, it is about a safe road to personal freedom.

Always anticipate the possibility of the unwanted knock. There is always a one percent chance you made a mistake, overlooked something or random chance has occurred. Such is the reason to have a backup plan for a new disappear city.

Disappearing is not solely about disappearing. Disappearing is about knowing your predator, knowing the information known about you and knowing the footprints you left behind. Disappearing is creating disinformation, utilizing deception and knowing how to avoid connections.

Everything is connected! All things digital are a disease which aims to connect. The problem is the digital is pushing itself into the offline world of physical space. In time the digital you and the offline you will be forced to be one identity. In my opinion this is the grave danger to personal identity. As a disappeared person you have to combat the digital so it does not connect to your offline physical space.

This book is about teaching you how to be a disappear strategist, not a follower of a how to book.

When you are out in the cold or on the run in Brussels, you cannot flip through the pages of a book for guidance. All the solutions of the future will come from you. In order for you to make the correct decisions you must learn to think like a strategist.

Sun Tzu: The Art of War is of vital importance to the State.

The Art of War is of vital importance to you! It will teach you about predators and their potential abilities. By being able to anticipate tactics you will be able to avoid confrontations and be successful in your disappearance.

Everything in your past and present are a potential footprint. Every footprint is a potential connection to your future. A disappeared person must learn how to incorporate what if, into each thought, decision and action. A strategist questions all and leaves nothing unanswered.

In The Art of Disappearing, what if, is imperative.

Sun Tzu: It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected.

There is only one of two outcomes when you disappear, freedom or no freedom. Disappearing is not a limited action from point A to point B but a lifestyle which involves strategies, tactics, a code and discipline.

Never think disappearing is exclusively about disappearing. Being disappeared is merely a result of actions you take. Those actions are all deception based actions. Therefore, to be and to remain a disappeared person you must learn to be a master of deception.

Being a disappeared person means understanding cause and effect: Cause and effect is a relationship between events or things, where one is the result of the other or others. This is a combination of action and reaction. (yourdictionary.com) Being a disappeared person means that you will not always be able to know the result of a decision or action.  Therefore, you must prepare yourself for numerous possible outcomes. 

In The Art of Disappearing, you must become a master of deception!

Sun Tzu: The art of war, then, is governed by five constant factors, to be taken into account in one’s deliberations, when seeking to determine the conditions obtaining in the field.

The Art of Disappearing is an abstract battle and never perceived to be governed by one force or countable actions. You cannot govern the actions of a spinning top. However, knowing that the top is spinning and knowing that it is might be spinning in your direction, offers you the opportunity to combat the situation.

In the Art of Disappearing the unexpected is expected!

Sun Tzu: The Moral Law – Sun Tzu states that people should be in accord with their ruler.

There is no moral law in the world of being disappeared. You are simply fair game to your predator! If you are confronted with a moral choice, the decision that follows must be based on your road to freedom.

In The Art of Disappearing, freedom is always the objective!

Sun Tzu: Heaven –  Signifies, night and day, cold and heat

You exist in a world where your thoughts decisions and actions will determine your fate. To disappear properly it is important to learn how to make decisions based upon information you know as well as information you do not know. The decisions you make must be black and white, however, your actions will be a shade of gray. Meaning, as you move forward, be aware that the black and white may need to change.

In The Art of Disappearing, you exist in a dichotomy!

Sun Tzu: Earth comprises distances, great and small; danger and security; open ground and narrow passes; the chances of life and death.

You are at war with numerous foes, such being humans, information, technology, connections, personal mistakes, the past and random chance. You are at war with everything around you, the corner you turn, the border you cross, the public space you walk and the stranger sitting across the room. In the disappearing world time, space, past, present and current are one.

“So what does time and space mean? It means time and space is inseparable and yet separable. Just as everything in life is present, and yet not present.” Dr. Vijai S. Shankar

Just because you cannot see it, does not mean it does not exist. You must always believe your predator is in your space, regardless of that space being measured by miles.

In The Art of Disappearing, everything is one!

Sun Tzu: The Commander – Virtue of wisdom, sincerity, benevolence, courage and strictness.

These are admirable words in a two-thousand-year-old book, which suggests a man should have a code. I do believe it is important to create a disappear code, however, avoid the chivalry. A disappear code is the foundation that creates the rules of self. The rules of self are a weapon to live by and never compromise.

In The Art of Disappearing, one must live by the rules of self!

Sun Tzu: Method and Discipline – Marshaling of the army in its proper subdivisions, the graduations of rank among the officers, the maintenance of roads by which supplies may reach the army, and the control of military expenditure.

To underestimate your predator is to surrender all advantage. As you have evolved into a strategic disappearing machine, expecting the same advancement from your predator is necessary. Consider your predator a mirror image of your own actions. As you appear invisible so shall your predator. As you employ tactics so shall your predator. As you move, your predator follows. Always view your predator as the shadow not far behind.

In The Art of Disappearing, view your predator as omnipotent!

Sun Tzu: These five heads should be familiar to every general: He Who Knows – Will be victorious; he who knows them not will fail.

Disappearing is to be broken down into three stages.  Pre-disappearing, Disappearing Day and Post Disappearing.

Pre-Disappearing is the know before you go! You must know and combat the vulnerable information you are leaving behind. You must know if the disappear plans you created can be compromised by a potential digital footprint. You must identify the what ifs!

Disappear Day (D-Day) the day of exposure. How will get from point A to point B without creating connections? When you walk out the door, assume you are under surveillance?

Post Disappearance, living as a disappeared person and avoiding the connections that can trace you. Always be aware of people, places and things that can connect to your here and now.

In The Art of Disappearing, you must know before you go!

Sun Tzu: The Art of War: Therefore, in your deliberations, when seeking to determine the military conditions, let them be made the basis of a comparison, in this wise:–

You will be hunted in numerous ways. It will begin by searching the information you left behind and then the hunt goes in any and every possible direction. This is why I state you make your decisions in black and white but you maneuver in a shade of gray. For the disappear world has too many variables to know all.

In The Art of Disappearing one must consider all possibilities!

Sun Tzu: Which of the two sovereigns is imbued with the Moral law?

Moral law is an idea created by those who control. This is not to say you should break the law or harm another. Be it stalkers or law enforcement, all predators must be viewed as one in the same. The both have the same objective, which is to hinder your freedom.

In The Art of Disappearing all predators are one!

Sun Tzu: Which of the two generals has most ability?

Anticipate that the predator has access to all the resources needed to hunt you. Anticipate your predator will go to the ends of the earth to capture you. View your predator as extreme, capable, with deep pockets and serious cunning.

In the Art of Disappearing never under estimate your predator!

Sun Tzu: With whom lie the advantages derived from Heaven and Earth?

Being disappeared is simply an illusion. It is just as easy to find a person who is hiding five or five-thousand miles away. Such persons are only separated by space, time, walls and information. Realize that all things are one and yesterday, today and tomorrow are all equal parts of your disappearance. Meaning, that the footprints from yesterday, the connections today and the unknown tomorrow, makes no difference if you are five or five-thousand miles away.

In The Art of Disappearing, all is an illusion!

Sun Tzu: On which side is discipline most rigorously enforced?

Having a code can separate you from pass or fail. A code is the inner voice that dictates without emotions. A code is a council that will never lie to you, it will force you to make the decisions you may not want to make. All thoughts, decisions and action must fall under the code of what if.

In The Art of Disappearing, you must heed to your code!

Sun Tzu: Which army is stronger?

Again! If your predator was not more capable than you when you disappeared, assume they are now. As you have educated yourself on the ways of disappearing and deception. Assume that your predator is now educated on the ways of hunting.

In The Art of Disappearing, be stronger by feigning the weaker role!

Sun Tzu: On which side are officers and men more highly trained?

The hunter needs only one skill, hunting. You need many skills as a disappeared person. However, learning one hundred skills to its exact is impossible. Although, creating a code to live by and utilizing the what if in your thoughts, decisions and actions will be the closest you will come to mastering one hundred skills.

In The Art of Disappearing, mastering your code is mastering one hundred tactics!

Sun Tzu: In which army is there the greater constancy both in reward and punishment?

Enforcing your code and staying in the moment is a never-ending way of being. The worst of days must bring out the greatest of personal actions. The best of days cannot create complacency. No matter the mood or weather of the day, you are disappeared and must always stay within in that moment.

In The Art of Disappearing, the mood never dictates!

Sun Tzu: By means of these seven considerations I can forecast victory or defeat.

This is a sentence in a two-thousand-year-old book. You cannot forecast the future you can only anticipate possible outcomes. The disappear strategy is to have a move ready in order to avoid capture.

In The Art of Disappearing, words are only words!

Sun Tzu: The general that hearkens to my counsel and acts upon it, will conquer: let such a one be retained in command! The general that hearkens not to my counsel nor acts upon it, will suffer defeat:–let such a one be dismissed!

There are two types of criminals, those that get caught and those that do not. What is the difference between the two? One could say luck, which is probably correct. However, preplanning the crime is key. However, more important is planning the getaway.

In The Art of Disappearing is a planned art!

Sun Tzu: While heeding the profit of my counsel, avail yourself also of any helpful circumstances over and beyond the ordinary rules.

Reading books written by Sun Tzu, Machiavelli, von Clausewitz, Frank M. Ahearn and JJ Luna is all well and good but it is limited. However, an education in disappearing and deception can come by reading about the experiences of those who disappeared and failed.

In The Art of Disappearing books are just books!

Sun Tzu: According as circumstances are favorable, one should modify one’s plans.

Utilize information like pawns, rooks, knights and bishops on a chess board. Understand that no one move will outwit your enemy or win the game. It is a combination of malleable actions that will lead to victory.

In The Art of Disappearing you are the King of your world!

Sun Tzu: All warfare is based on deception.

Your weapon for survival in the disappear world is deception. You will not remain free if you do not master the skills of deception.

In The Art of Disappearing deception is a way of life!

Sun Tzu…. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near.

In pre-disappear you will exist in a perception and deception stage. How are the people around you perceiving you? Do they see a change in you? You may believe they are unaware, however, you cannot always be so confident. In addition, what if something occurs the day you plan to disappear and it must be postponed.

In The Art of Disappearing, perception is important!

Sun Tzu: Hold out baits to entice the enemy. Feign disorder, and crush him.

Even two-thousand-years ago Sun Tzu knew that deception and disinformation was vital to wining a war. However, in your war you will not try to crush your predator. The success of your disappearance is measured by freedom, not necessarily by the downfall of your enemy.

I often state that disinformation is the most important tactic when it comes to disappearing. The reason for this is, if you do not create disinformation your predator will search the known information about you. The known information can be the road map to your present location. By creating disinformation, you make it more difficult to locate you.

Disinformation does not always need to be believable but it must be find-able by the predator. It does not matter if you are creating information about being in Fiji or Belize. Once the hunter locates the information it will play on their mind. They will question if the information was purposely created to look fake but perhaps it is real. Either way, they will search.

In The Art of Disappearing, disinformation is a necessity!

Sun Tzu: If he is secure at all points, be prepared for him. If he is in superior strength, evade him.

Act as if your hunter is mammoth, live as if they have you pinned down and know that evasion is the only road to freedom. This is the mindset of being a disappeared person.

A simple act of deception can be the road to freedom. Your ex is hunting you in Paris, you purposely drop your wallet in a hotel. In the wallet there is a contact number for your ex. The hotel contacts you ex. Your ex goes to the hotel where you have dropped the wallet. This becomes your opportunity to escape.

In The Art of Disappearing, simple deception leads to freedom.

Sun Tzu: If your opponent is of choleric temper, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant.

The disinformation you create will irritate your predator. However, caution yourself and do not become arrogant and believe in your own ego.

Sun Tzu: If he is taking his ease, give him no rest. If his forces are united, separate them.

In the disappear world your armed forces are your money and your identification. Being separated from either can be catastrophic. When the predators cannot locate the prey, they resort to, follow the money. There are two aspects of money, where you park your money and how you access your money. When you are in the hunt you need to be extremely cautious when it comes to accessing funds.

Having a solid identification is crucial to disappear survival. Your identification must always be kept on your person, not in the pocket of a carry bag.

In The Art of Disappearing one must always protect their armed forces!

Sun Tzu: Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.

Think of your war as being that of Guerilla warfare. Guerilla warfare is for the smaller weaker armies who fights on their own terrain. However, the difference is, you do not fight on your own terrain, your fight is to protect the location of your terrain.

The first step to protecting your terrain is to become a Virtual Entity who has no connections to anything physical. This means the information from the past and present can never lead to something tangible. When the tangible becomes available to your prey, you become in the gravest of dangers.

In The Art of Disappearing one must avoid connections!

Sun Tzu: These military devices, leading to victory, must not be divulged beforehand.

Divulging your detailed disappear plans to another will only put you at jeopardy. The hunt for will involve your family and friends. The person you shared your disappear plans with may unknowingly share a piece of information that leads to you.

In The Art of Disappearing only one can keep a secret!

Sun Tzu: Now the general who wins a battle makes many calculations in his temple where the battle is fought. The general who loses a battle makes but few calculations beforehand. Thus do many calculations lead to victory, and few calculations to defeat: how much more no calculation at all! It is by attention to this point that I can foresee who is likely to win or lose.

Planning the perfect disappearance is impossible. What is possible is to properly pre-plan your disappearance. As you make your plans always think of the past, present and future separately, and as one. This will keep the perspective that time, space, information and miles do not separate you from your predator.

In The Art of Disappearing, all is one!

By Frank M. Ahearn

www.FrankAhearn.com