Gracie Lake’s Everyday Abundance How to live and work from wherever you are Your Privacy at stake: How To Vanish Without A Trace The things you COULD do if you wanted to... How To Vanish Without A Trace by Gracie Lake | on January 16, 2013 Y our privacy has been lost in today’s online world. If someone wants to find you, it’s pretty easy to come up So maybe you’re not quite ready to go ‘underground’ but privacy expert Frank with something about you in just a few keystrokes. Ahearn will - for a price - make you disappear if you have to. But there are some things we could be doing NOW to get more privacy like stop buying things with But what if the information about you online is wrong? What a credit card, using a disposable phone, and using public Wi-Fi on cheapie if you need to ‘get outta Dodge’ or hide from the abusive ex laptops that can be thrown away. spouse who has promised to hunt you down and take you out? limited to legally responsible party; the corporate entity. And These are real concerns for some people. If you’re online, yes, corporate entities go out of business and disappear. you can be found. And Facebook’s new Graph Search an- nounced Jan. 14 makes it even easier for people to see where you went, who you went with and what you did when you Frank Ahearn: How To Vanish Without got there. A Trace Maybe you don’t care. But let’s say you’re reputation has been Privacy consultant Frank Ahearn, who wrote How to Dis- tarnished, or you’ve come into some money and want to appear: Erase Your Digital Footprint, Leave False Trails, and protect it. Vanish without a Trace, helps people fly under the radar. He says there are a lot of reasons why someone may want to A few years ago I picked up a book by a guy who teaches you create a “new” identity. how to preserve your privacy and fly under the radar. He told about how he dodged tickets by registering his car under his • I’ve come into some money and I want to start over business entity (a corporation or an LLC), creating a mailbox • I’ve lost everything, I’ve got walk-away money, and I don’t want location in one state, and forwarding it to another and to anyone to find me another. • My reputation has been ruined by a stupid mistake, and I need to start somewhere else • I need to get away from a)bad guys, b)my family, or c)the media He made a fascinating case for why it might be smart to own your car under a corporate identity, not only because of minor traffic tickets, but to give you some protection against What will you do to earn money? personal liability. That way, if the car is in an accident, and But you’re going to need an income to make a new life. the owner sued – and you’re NOT the owner – the losses are Ahearn advises creating a corporate entity, and creating a new “identity” as someone who works for that entity. The business can be in another city from you, it pays you online or offshore, and you digitally have your money deposited into an account. (By the way, Empower Network does that…If you’re interested in building something for yourself ‘on the side’ this is one way to do it! Co-founder Dave Wood lives in Costa Rica, and while he’s not exactly hiding, it gives you a good exam- ple of what could be accomplished if you want to follow Ahearn’s advice.) Disappearing into the city may make you less noticeable, if you’re trying to For hard core vanishing, like something out of a Jason escape from a bad situation. Creating a false Facebook ‘you’ who works for a Bourne movie, he advises moving to a city where it’s easy to company you’ve created can be one way of doing it. blend in, and get a disposable phone, disposable computer and use public wi-fi. You would keep all your data on a mem- ory stick that is easy to hide. Most of us aren’t on the run but would like to have just a little bit more privacy than we have. LINkS: Techworld: How to Disappear Completely Get Gracie Lake’s Psychology Today: The Master of Hide and Seek Frank Ahearn: How to Disappear: Erase Your Digital Foot- Everyday Abundance updates print, Leave False Trails, and Vanish without a Trace delivered to your inbox Get your free recording of John Earl Shoaff ’s How To Be A Millionaire delivered to you directly. Create Your Escape With Online Income Click on the button below to sign up for Gracie’s updates and to get this classic - secret - recording that launched personal development Guru Jim Rohn’s career and fortune! You’re going to need some money to build a new life, right? What better way than to do it online, so you can live and work anywhere. Build yourself that extra income you can use for your escape by joining the Empower Network. We show you how to do it, what works, and give you all the training you need to make money online! Whether you keep your identity private or not is up to you. Click on the Sign Up Now button to get a free video that shows you how to get started.