How to Disappear

How to Disappear: Erase Your Digital Footprint, Leave False Trails, and Vanish Without a Trace by Frank M. Ahearn with Eileen C. Horan, 2/5

Sometimes I get the strong feeling that I would hate a particular person if I ever met them.  Frank Ahearn is one of those people.  Just do a Google Image Search for his name and you’ll see what I mean from the pictures.  He comes across as a low-class, egocentric, sleazy scumball, bent on glamorizing a career that seemed to consist mostly of lying to people over the telephone in order to obtain personal info to be sold to whatever shady employer happened to have the cash.  It is no credit to him that he finally got out of the skip-tracer career because his morally reprehensible methods became illegal (or at least, more punishable).  The book provides some good info and entertaining stories, but lots of the info is commonsense and repetitive and it is all couched in an unbearably bullshit style.

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