Frank M. Ahearn

Author of the New York Times Best Selling Book

How to Disappear

Erase Your Digital Footprint, Leave False Trails, And Vanish Without A Trace

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 expert 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.

Privacy Services

How to Disappear - Disinformation - High Net Worth Privacy

What Frank M. Ahearn does is so unique; it can be difficult to define because each client presents a different issue that needs a singular and creative solution. In fact, his value lies his ability to fabricate one-of-a-kind solutions to one-of-a-kind problems.

Mr. Ahearn works with individuals who need to learn how to disappear, fall off the radar or have extreme privacy needs. He is an expert at vanishing people, creating high-net-worth-privacy, travel privacy and foreign state privacy. Law firms and private asset companies worldwide utilize his unique disinformation and stratagem services.

How to Disappear Service

I offer a full-blown how to disappear service for individuals who have extreme privacy needs.  It is important to remember, disappearing is more than going from Point A to Point B, it involves real work and serious strategy.

High Net Worth Privacy

High-Net-Worth-Individuals are facing two common issue today, their connection to their family and their family’s connection to their wealth. Such connections can make a family vulnerable to theft and abduction. What most individuals do not realize is that family members unknowingly create the vulnerability.


Sometimes the unwanted arrives on the computer screen or at the doorstep. These unexpected situations can be a self-inflicted faux pas, the past catching up or a business situation gone awry. Either way digital problems need remedy but unfortunately, there are limited solutions.

Email- Phone - Skype - Consultations

Consultations are €500,00 per hour and available in 15 minute increments.

Email Consultations are available in 15, 30, 45 and 60 minute increments. After you prepay, I will email you from a clean email address and in the subject line I will write – tell me your story. If you do not hear from me within in the hour it means I am in transit or my email is in your spam folder.

Phone Consultations are available in 15, 30, 45 and 60 minute increments. Include times you are available and time zone. If you do not hear from me within in the hour it means I am in transit or my email is in your spam folder.

Skype Consultations are available in 15, 30, 45 and 60 minute increments. Include times you are available and time zone. If you do not hear from me within in the hour it means I am in transit or my email is in your spam folder.

I use clean prepaid cell phones, email addresses and Skype names in all consultations.

In Person Meeting, I can be in most cities in 24 to 48 hours. To discuss an In Person Meeting a €1000,00 retainer must be paid in advance. Provide me with the date, city, country and duration I am needed. I will get back to you within a few hours with particulars and where to wire funds. If I am unable to meet in person due to my schedule I will refund your retainer.

Frank M. Ahearn Consultation

After you prepay I will contact you from a private email so do NOT email your issue to my website email address. If I do not contact within one hour it means I am in transit or my email is in your spam folder.

Privacy Books By Frank M. Ahearn

Past Speaking Engagements
Association of Information Technology Professionals - 2b AHEAD THINKTANK - Lehigh University - Princeton University - International Law Firms, Private Banks - Mystery Writers of America - Sisters in Crime -  Kiss if Death - The Wolfe Pack

Watch a video of Frank M. Ahearn KeyNote Speaker at 2b Ahead ThinkTank

How to Disappear Tips

These disappearing tips are mainly from HOW TO DISAPPEAR FROM BIG BROTHER. You will find random tips, thoughts and suggestions about how to disappear. There is no rhyme, reason or any order to the postings. Enjoy and good luck!

MISC... Before you decide on the location, you plan to disappear to, think about your absolute necessities. Medical should be top of the list, do you have a rare disorder that can only be treated at select locations? Prescribed medicine, is it available in the new city? Think about the basics, can you own property, can you open a business, sign a lease and have multiple currency bank accounts. Remember, the only stupid question is the one not asked.

HAVE A STORY TO TELL... When you are living at your new patch of land, you must have a story to tell. You will get to know the butcher, the baker and the vodka and orange juice maker. What will you tell them? Surely, you cannot say you disappeared from your past life.After you decide on your cover story, utilize social media to back it up.

NEVER FAKE YOUR DEATH... Do not be a rocket scientist and commit pseudocide. Faking your death only brings more predators into the chase. Faking your death by water is the stupidest thing you can do.

COMMUNICATIONS... If you push enter, send or download you have created a trace or digital foot print. Most important you created a connection that leads to you. I suggest using a third party service in a foreign country, which will create the footprint. You can learn more about removing yourself from connections in How to Disappear From Big Brother.

KNOW YOUR CITY... It is important to know your new city! Knowing how the transit system works is vital. Can you get to the airport by public transportation, is there an express train out of town. Where is the nearest ATM. It is imperative to learn these things in case your location is compromised.

HAVE AN EXIT PLAN... When you disappear, always keep in mind that some bad mojo can arrive on your doorstep. Do not get caught in the cold by not having an exit plan from your disappear city. If your predator locates you and you need to get out of Dodge, smart disappearing is being prepared. Prepared means, an exit city already set up.

DISAPPEARING IS ABOUT CREATING FREEDOM... I define being disappeared as being a virtual entity with no connections to anything physical. This means your home, credit cards, cell phones; internet services communications will not have a connection to your identity or identifiers. To accomplish one must utilize corporations, prepaid cellphone, prepaid debit cards and third party services that create your digital footprints.

GO BAG... After you have disappeared, you need to have a few go bags stashed. A Go Bag consists of prepaid debit cards, prepaid cell phones, maps, hotel locations and currency. I suggest using a 24-hour mail drop to hide your bag. If you are in a suburban area, consider burying in a park.

The  the first obstacle you must overcome is how you will earn money. You cannot be a barrister in London, disappear to Manchester, and be a barrister. Your credentials will be your downfall. The same goes with; you cannot be a bus driver in Chicago and be a bus driver in Miami. Your driver’s license will lead to your discovery.

All of us have an online and offline past, present and future. Most who disappear do not combat the information they are leaving behind and that information usually leads to them being located. Besides internet history, there are phone records, bank records, credit card transactions, travel history, medical history and the list goes on.

Before you plan your disappearing act it is wise to look backwards! I would suggest hiring a private investigator or a professional like myself to conduct a online and offline search.

CREATE DISINFORMATION... It is important to keep the predator busy. Therefore, you must create disinformation or digital dirt, as I like to say. The idea is to lead the predator to a city far from you, which keeps you safe in your disappeared city. When you create disinformation, it must be realistic. Do not use Monaco as your disinformation city if it does not fit the profile of your wallet.

COMPLACENCY KILLS… Never take short cuts, never underestimate your predator and never believe anything is one hundred percent private, safe or secure. Never compromise because it is an easier route.

CONNECTIONS KILL… Consider traces and digital footprints as connections. Actions such as, sending emails, meeting new people, making phone calls and traveling to different countries create connections. These actions create a connection to you and your possible location. Before you engage, ask yourself is you are creating connections.

HOW TO CREATE DISINFORMATION... Have a story to tell. The people you meet in your new disappear city can be a major threat. It is imperative you have a story to tell, a fake background. If you are socializing and someone makes small talk, asking the normal questions in life. Where are you from, what type of work do you do, married and any kids? You cannot button up and say nothing nor can you be a social freak and tell them none of their business.

To create a back-story use pieces of truth. If you worked as an auto mechanic or in a car dealership in the past, use a derivative of cars as a back-story. Tell people you work for a fan belt development company or you sell tires wholesale in Latin American countries.

The people you meet will search you out online. It is important to lead them to some fake digital water to quench their curious thirst. Therefore, build a website, make sure the site is private and not in your name. Make the site Make it is a full-blown site with products, history, email addresses, phone numbers. You can use a prepaid cell phone with a generic voice mail or you can use an actual answering service. Never post your name, phone or photo of other people on the website. Utilize social networking and give the company a Facebook page, the owner and a few fake employees Facebook pages, twitter and a few blogs. Give the company a good well rounded presence.

When curiosity comes to light hand over a business card from Franks Fake Tires! The phone number on the card should be a prepaid cell phone. Be smart and do not use your name in the email address, only initials.

MAIL DROPS... When opening a mail drop do not open in an area close to work or close to home. Go outside your comfort zone. Also do not carry your cell phone to your mail drop your GPS will record the location. Leave your identifiable tools, like cell phone and laptop elsewhere. What would be ideal are two mail drops.  Mail Drop A is to stash your identifiable cell phone while you travel to Mail Drop B to utilize your non-connected tools.

NEW IDENTITIES & FAKE IDENTITIES... If you have not broken the law and do not plan on, breaking the law you do not need a fake identity. If you locate someone who allegedly sells new documents like driver license or passports, how will you verify that the ID numbers are correct? How will you verify that there are not ten other people utilizing the same identity?

ASSETS... In the disappearing world, there are three types of assets, Static Title, Movement Title and Third Party Assets. Static Assets are real property that never moves, it only have the ability to transfer. Movement Title can transfer title or move, like cars, boats, airplanes and motor cycles. Third Party Assets are transferable or liquidated, such as stocks, bonds and currency. They all leave a trace!

WHERE... Finding your new disappear land depends on you, your needs and your ability to acclimate. There is no disappear Promised Land, if there were I would be there now sipping a latte and reading some Zola.

Disappearing is about freedom and only defined by the one seeking. However, there are necessities, like electricity, medical, ability to earn. I suggest taking an extended stay in your ideal land before committing.

CREATE A FAKE DIGITAL IDENTITY...  A Fake Digital Identity is a digital identity/persona you assume and utilize when you are planning your disappearance. From a connection and hardware not connected to you, create a generic email address, such as how_to_disappe ar@, big_brother@ and the_digital_hit_man@ but do not use my book titles.

To learn more about disappearing you can purchase How to Disappear From Big Brother on Amazon.