Talking about how to disappear, social engineering, and finding people.
A New York Times Best Seller, and still the number one go-to book in the industry.
Write in Paris with Frank M. Ahearn.
Privacy Expert who disappears people, and the author of the New York Times Bestseller, How to Disappear: Erase Your Digital Footprint, Leave False Trails, And Vanish Without A Trace Frank M. Ahearn brings his How to Disappear class to Paris.
Frank draws from thirty years of experience as a skip tracer, social engineer, privacy, blackmail, and a romance scam expert. To sum up his work and expertise, Frank is a liar for hire, and it has always been about solving problems with deception.
As a skip tracer (finds people), he as hunted and located people worldwide, as well as traced millions in assets.
As a social engineer (lies), Frank has extracted phone records, bank records, airline records, countless private accounts, even confidential data from global law enforcement.
As a privacy expert, Frank has vanished victims of stalkers, abused spouses, business professionals, the famous, and even the infamous.
As a digital manipulator, he creates disinformation to combat online and offline information to protect and hide his clients.
Therefore, if you are a mystery, romance, or thriller writer and want realism to make your characters to be the best investigators, or the most deceptive villains, H2D Paris is where it will happen. Frank will help you to strengthen your plot, make it more intriguing, real, and avoid plot holes.
H2D Paris will be a unique writing experience where all will attend using a fake name and background, which will provide an opportunity to play the role of a disappeared person.
Frank has spoken for numerous writing organizations like the Mystery Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, KOD, Sisters in Crime, and been teaching online classes about disappearing, finding people, and social engineering to writers for the past fifteen years. Frank now brings The How To Disappear In Paris Writing Class
As a public speaker, Frank travels the world, discussing his expertise. In 2020 he is scheduled to appear at Oxford University and Rule Breakers Society. In the past, he has spoken at the me-Convention (Frankfurt), New Scientist Live (London), Arvato (Baden Baden), 2b AHEAD (Wolfsburg), Paper Jam (Luxembourg), Princeton University (NJ), and many more.
When authors and screenwriters need and expert to critique or assist with characters or story development, they contact Frank. Besides, his bestselling book How to Disappear, Frank has optioned several TV series and film treatments.
How People Are Hunted
How To Disappear
CLASS BEGINS online one-week before arrival, where Frank demonstrates how to use prepaid mobile phones, dump email addresses, and social sites to create a fake online identity. The identity built is essential to the course because you will not share your real name with other participants.
To learn how to disappear, you need first to know how skip-tracers, investigators, and other predators locate missing people.
Online Tracing: The first place everyone goes to search is the internet. However, there is more to searching than search engines and social sites.
Database Tracing: Investigators use available databases that contain a bevy of information like old phone and mobile numbers, previous addresses, emails, and family connections.
Pretext/Social Engineering: A good skip tracer pretexts (lie) companies, like mobile carriers, utility companies, medical insurers, airlines, past employment, and others, to obtain confidential information.
KNOW YOUR PREDATOR
"If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles." A quote by Sun Tzu, not one hundred percent true, but knowing your predator is essential. How to create a profile of your predator, so you anticipate potential actions.
HOW TO CREATE A DISCIPLINE
Books do not teach you how to disappear. To successfully vanish, a personal discipline must be created and practiced.
How new and fake identities are created.
Why you should never buy a fake identity.
The truth about camouflage passports and how to use second passports.
PSEUDOCIDE (faking death)
Faking your death is the stupidest thing you can do. Most do it near water or during a social disaster. Why faking your death does not work?
Before you even began searching how to disappear, you created footprints.
How to locate and create a safe haven to plan your disappearance.
How to discretely obtain vanishing tools, like prepaid phones, laptops, internet services, and other necessary items, used to make plans.
SKIP TRACE YOURSELF
You need to know what the predator knows about you. How to skip trace yourself.
COMBAT THE TRACER
How to review your database report and combat the information.
How to search for your online information and combat.
How to protect yourself and information against social engineers.
It is not only digital footprints that can lead to your whereabouts. Items like refrigerator magnets, videos watched, books read, past travel, and stories told to friends and family are all a threat.
DO NOT DELETE
There is no point in trying to erase online information; therefore, it is best to use it to your advantage. How to use online data for disinformation.
THE TACTIC OF CIRCLES
A tactic where people, places, and things are assigned a circle based upon risk. The objective is to keep the circles from overlapping.
How to conduct counter-surveillance before you disappear.
What to do with household items and personal effects.
What to do with assets before you disappear.
What not to take.
FAMILY & Friends
Who to tell, what to say, and what you should never reveal?
How to spread disinformation through friends and neighbors.
OVER THE WALL
When escaping convicts, plan how to get over the wall but not what happens beyond. How to avoid the over the wall mentality.
STATIONARY OR MOVEMENT
How to find a place and put down roots.
How to keep on the move.
How to earn money is the most critical part of disappearing.
How to bank without a predator tracing you.
How and where to open an International Business Corporation.
How and where to open an offshore bank account.
How to run an offshore business without being traced.
How to set up a home and services without providing identification.
How to create a backstory to tell the people you meet in your new city.
GETTING FROM A TO Z
How to create travel plans with the least number of footprints.
How to disappear from your home and get to your destination.
How to create false information, so your predator does now locate your whereabouts.
THE DISAPPEAR HOME
Your home is your sanctuary, how to make it safe.
A go-bag is needed in case your location is blown and must escape. What is in a go-bag, and how to hide outside your home.
How to create an exit plan in case your predator locates you.
How to safely communicate with people from the past.
How to identify potential risks.
What disappeared means to Frank
The class will have no more than fourteen participants. The day's structure is three hours in the morning, one hour for lunch and two hours in the afternoon. All participants will have private time to discuss their WIP with Frank.
I will email you a welcome letter and eventfully full details.
August 14 * 15 * 16 - 2020