Privacy Consultant & New York Times Bestselling Author
Stealing From Bergdorf’s are true tales from Frank M. Ahearn and his days as an undercover-for-hire. It is an exciting, interesting and strangely humorous journey into the world of human manipulation and fine thievery. Frank’s introduction into the investigative world came in his early twenties when he began working as an undercover-for hire. He was placed in retail stores and warehouses as an employee to catch dishonest workers. His job was to become friends with the employees and create a ring of thieves who would supply stolen merchandise. Ultimately they would be taken down by the very hand that feeds.
Frank M. Ahearn built his first career by finding people who didn’t want to be found—from philandering celebrities to countless cheaters, frauds, and bad guys. Using the “skip tracer” techniques he developed in the process, Ahearn embarked on a second career counseling those who wanted not to be found. If you’ve ever fantasized about disappearing—literally dropping out of sight or just eliminating the traceable evidence of your existence—How to Disappear is your guide.
Why a Skip Tracing (finding people) book since I work in the privacy world. The media answer to the question is one must understand skip tracing in order to understand disappearing and this is true. However, the real reason is I find skip tracing, pretext and social engineering a fascinating world and it can be a huge rush. Let me add that part of me was in need of a new drug, which led me down a path to opening an undercover skip tracing service. This book is the results of my experience-spent hunting as well as including experiences from my past deeds.
Sun Tzu the strategist tells us to know our enemy and know thyself. To be aware is to be alive! The same strategy applies when you disappear from BIG BROTHER or any other threat in your life. You must think like a military strategist and anything less will knock you out of the game.
The Digital Hit Man is the premiere book that teaches people how to create and use deception for the purpose of combating sites that violate your on-line privacy, be it scandalous information, negative information or the long-lost skeleton that digitally stepped out of the closet, now making your life miserable.
Frank M. Ahearn is a privacy consultant and author of several privacy books including the New York Times Bestseller, How to Disappear: Erase Your Digital Footprint, Leave False Trails, And Vanish Without A Trace. Expertise ranges from finding people, locating assets, finding information, social engineering, fixing unique problems and consulting on how to disappear.
PRIVACY SERVICE: I have spent the past 16 years working privacy cases that ranged from "Disappearance" consulting to creating disinformation for HNW privacy. To discuss a privacy issue the fee is €600.00 per hour, available in 15 minute increments.
SKIP TRACE/FINDING PEOPLE: I have spent over twenty years locating the "impossible-to-find" people. Many clients come to me when their situations appear hopeless. However, I should be the first stop, not the last resort. To request a Skip Trace (locate), prepay your request and email me the subject information.
I have the ability to locate most people anywhere in the world utilizing the information you provide me and the information the subject unknowingly left behind. I use creative one-of-a-kind tools to hunt people down, not regurgitated or antiquated databases. To locate a person the fee is €350.00.
DIGITAL DISINFORMATION: Combating the unwanted information that is making your life miserable or putting you in danger.
PRIVATE TRANSPORT: Discretely taking you from Point A to Point B.
LOCATING GHOST ASSETS: These are bank accounts, brokerage accounts, real estate and movable assets with clear title to the asset. The problem with ghost assets is we do not know if they actually exist. The assets could have been lost through financial hardship or transference to a family member or business associate.
LOCATING MOVEABLE ASSETS: These are assets that we know exist, like a Ferrari, NCR M16, Mangusta, or an Arabian, which usually have outstanding loans or leases attached. They are often still in the borrower's possession, but they might also be given or lent to a family member or friend in a different locale. However, regardless of what the borrower has done with it, when it comes to locating moveable assets, I know all the mistakes people make trying to protect their expensive toys.
PUBLIC SPEAKING: I am available to speak at your next function. The key subject is How to Disappear, included topics are pretext, social engineering, finding people and other real and interesting cases. In addition, those that attend achieve a better understanding of online and offline privacy, which can be applied in their business and personal life.
PAST ENGAGEMENTS: IOD, Monaco - Paperjam, Luxembourg - 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 of Death - The Wolfe Pack
Speaking at: 2bahead ThinkTank
STORY CONSULTING: I offer story consulting and manuscript critiquing for first-time and experienced authors.I share my expertise of over twenty years in a most fascinating world, which offers you the opportunity to see crime through different eyes.
SET UP A PHONE OR EMAIL CONSULTATION: If the matter is a privacy or disappear issue, prepay request and follow these steps.
1. Prepay Consultation.
2. I will email you from an encrypted email address.
3. You open an email account at the same service.
4. We encrypt our communications.
5. We decide on email or phone consultation.
6. We discuss your issue.
Note: I am available to meet face-to-face, the rate is €600,00 per hour.