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Want to Disappear? Don't Fake Your Own Death

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

To disappear in the real world, you need an overseas bank account, some pre-paid cell phones and an uncanny awareness of where potential surveillance cameras might be hiding.

According to former detective Frank Ahearn, the worst thing you can do is try to fake your own death.

"The problem with faking your own death: If you don't leave a limb behind...Nobody really believes it," Ahearn told Manoush Zomorodi, host of WNYC's New Tech City.

Click on the play button above to hear more about the challenges of disappearing and taking on a new identity. It's fascinating stuff.

Guests:

Frank Ahearn

Hosted by:

Manoush Zomorodi

Produced by:

Daniel P. Tucker

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Comments [4]

Brad from Canada

How ,any times have you vanished I mean you have a narrow aspect of what people would need not everyone wants all the same crap they are leaving. I've disappeared for four years. Subsistence living for the win. Only reason I'm on line had to come back family issues but when it's delt with back I go.

Oct. 24 2013 08:27 AM
Karen Davis from Washington DC

How fake me death own to start clean want become i can't take this life no more just waiting to be free to from me old and me four kids

Aug. 04 2013 04:31 PM
R. de Hentzau from Princeton, NJ

Relax Mel...or you might end accessing it in some ER...

Jun. 11 2013 06:31 PM
mel sternberg


I AM VERY UPSET: ON YESTERDAY'S LEONARD LOPATE SHOW HE STATED THAT ELIZABET'S -- HEALTH CARE ARTICLE IN SUNDAY'S NY TIMES COULD BE ACCESSED HERE. UNFAMILIAR AM I WITH THIS SITE NONETHELESS I CAN NOT FIND IT. I'VE SPENT SOME TIME LOOKING. PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHERE I CAN FIND ARTICLE,

Jun. 11 2013 05:01 PM

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