What do you make of this article? (Please see web site address box)
Is the takeaway that one can still have as many aliases as he wants as long as there is no forgery of SSNs and documents? For example if Sharma had just used the name "Peter Reynolds" without making up an SSN and gotten cable under that name with a deposit it would have been OK? As an aside, what is the procedure the cops probably followed to freeze his bank account? And, can one protest such a freezing since the "theft" in the article was a direct result of it?
URL #1: http://news.cnet.com/Police-Blotter-Is-it-legal-to-use-an-alias-anymore/2100-7348_3-6213284.html
Anders, , Age: 41
" ...we reverse the conviction for unlawful possession of access devices."
Drake, I got one that beats the Disney birthday thing (which is DUMB to do!). There are services popping up on the internet that allow "members" to register their license plates to allow other drivers to send them text messages! Naturally, that means you have to provide your cell phone number (as well as the state of your plate) AND the message posts to the public part of the site for all to see and everyone searching your plate on the net to see. In fact, one service makes it plain that, "A text message Post to a PL8 is not a private communication with the owner of that PL8." (See link below.)
So, imagine this. You're minding your business trying to keep a low profile and someone sees you driving down the street and decides they want a date or that you've done something to anger them. They send a text message to your plate through one of these services and, voila! Your plate is now on public site, along with whatever message has been associated with the plate. Now, suppose someone (like that violent ex?) is looking for your vehicle for whatever reason and they know your license plate number. Now, by Googling your plate number, they can find these sites and may have an idea where you're located by the license plate of the text message sender, which is also posted along with YOUR plate number, whether your a member or not of that service!
I asked the owner of one such site what happens in a case where somebody doesn't want their license plate posted on their site by one of your members and his answer was something like, "well, there's nothing I can do about that because we're just an entertainment communications network and those who don't want their information on our site should never visit it and they'll never know it's there." He says his site is fully legally compliant with all state and federal laws. Basically, he couldn't care less about those of us who don't want our plates posted on his site by his members because he feels that since he's not violating any laws, privacy be damned.
Bottom line: do whatever you need to do within the law to make certain your vehicle is registered in the name of an NM LLC. If you can't achieve that in your state, at least make certain it is NOT registered at an address associated with your true physical location. It's getting scarier and scarier out there....
URL #1: http://www.pl8scan.com/Home/tabid/36/Default.aspx
"Install Whopper Sacrifice on your Facebook profile, and we'll reward you with a free flame-broiled Whopper when you sacrifice ten of your friends."
This Facebook app seems like a clever ruse. What does it report back to the developers? Who has access to that information? How can it be used?
URL #1: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10136679-2.html
Drake, , Age: 34
"In places like Detroit and Cleveland, banks are unloading rundown homes for next to nothing."
worth investigating the property taxes in advance but these are options for owning a place to call a 'physical residence' in a particular state. Paid in cash.
Purchased with a NM LLC.
Vandalized? Doesn't matter.
Demolish the home in 30 days and have all the rubbish removed.
You could even get utilities for 1 month before beginning demolition.
No Homeowners insurance needed.
Having the property reassessed by the county would lower the property tax.
You end up with a lot that is your ghost address.
Michigan and Ohio being the choice states here.
It is only slightly more than the cost of renting a studio apt. for a month or two to obtain a passport/drivers license.
Remove mailbox permanently after 60 days.
It would be more privacy to purchase from a private party rather than a bank. Would a bank allow sale into a NM LLC by a nominee?
If paid for in cash and under $3,000. no FinCEN reporting. Have all bank and county paperwork go to a PO Box.
URL #1: http://money.cnn.com/2009/01/08/real_estate/thousand_dollar_homes/index.htm?postversion=2009010806
William, , Age: 35
But why not try this yourself, William, and then let us know how it goes.
Ask a CPA regards the NM LLC for real estate. My CPA told me that all I had to do was register with my Secretary of State ($75.00)if an issue evolves then you can change LLC name if necessary.
There will be some expense but your idenity will be somewhat protected if a big problem arises.
Charles, , Age: 76
An LLC is perfect for protecting an investor who owns a rental property. One of the questions to ask your local attorney is: Can I use my New Mexico LLC as the sole member of my local LLC? If so, privacy may be possible.
paul, , Age: 53
Be on guard against strange teddy bears ...
URL #1: http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_page=2798&u_sid=10531389
Drake, , Age: 34
Hey! Here's some great news: Disney is asking everyone to go to their web site and register their birthday, so that we can go to any of their parks for FREE on that day! Awesome, huh?!
Drake, , Age: 34
The instructions to some IRS forms specifically mention that PO boxes should not be used when mail can be delivered to your home. (This implies that the IRS does not consider if mail is delivered to your home or if your mail is delivered to your home.)
In reality, the IRS does not care. As long as the IRS has a mailing address that serves as a valid channel of communication with you, everyone is happy. I have used my PO box exclusively on all IRS forms for years without a single issue or problem having arisen.
This article gives you some little known tips about private investigators use of their major weapon, the telephone.
URL #1: http://www.pimall.com/nais/n.20telcotips.html
Everett, , Age: 56
How should a rental property be titled? A NM LLC can't do business in AZ (that means being able to go to court to evict), without registering as a foreign LLC which would mean disclosing the name and address of the NM LLC member.
If the property is held in an AZ LLC, then the member's name and address is on public record.
I think it is important to have an LLC between the rental property and me to stop any liability arising in the rental property from coming to me personally. To maintain the liability shield, you can't comingle LLC funds with personal funds.
What is your suggestion for holding rental properties and maintaining privacy. Thank you
Does anyone know if I list a P.O. Box as my address on IRS form W-4? The form says "number and street" but doesn't explicitly forbid a P.O. Box. I just want to know if anyone has succeeded with this.
Greg, , Age: 25
"It appears that I may be relocating from the Chicago area to Denver. Can anyone tell me, please, if they allow addresses other than residence addresses on Colorado driver's licenses, e.g., post office box numbers, CMRA street addresses, etc. Is there anything else I should know, privacywise, that is specific to Colorado? Thank you!"
Colorado does NOT permit CMRA or P.O. boxes on driver's licenses unless you've got a domestic violence situation, in which case the STATE has a "ghost address" that it allows victims to use that does mail forwarding. (Sheesh!)
The state now mails ALL DL's except temporary permits, for "security reasons" (like street mailboxes are secure...), and it takes about 10 days to get your DL in the mail. I THINK they will mail to a PO box, but the DL has to have a street address.
Colorado DOES provide penalties for lying on your DL application, up to and including perjury. The Department of Revenue requires that you submit a change of address for your DL within 30 days of moving. These rules are rarely enforced, and usually you can say "I moved and forgot to change it" once before the DOR will send you a nastygram.
They DO NOT check to see if you're actually living where you say you are living, so you could, in theory, go to a motel, rent a room, go to the license bureau, give the street address of the motel and your ghost PO box as a mailing address, and then move out of the motel and not have told an actionable lie in the process, particularly if you do this BEFORE you rent someplace that you "intend" to make your home.
You are required to register your vehicle in the county where you "reside", but this is almost never checked (although there have been notorious cases where penalties were levied for evading the AIR program (pollution inspection) requirements in the Denver Metro area by using a "ghost address" (like a summer cabin) just outside the AIR program boundaries to register your vehicles. According to the law, if your vehicle remains in the AIR program area for more than 90 days in a year, you are required to get a pollution check and a sticker, even if your vehicle is not registered in the AIR program counties. This is sometimes enforced, particularly by Denver police, who are rather anal about such things. They WILL ticket you for an expired emissions sticker if they find your car parked in Denver, regardless of where you live, and it's about $100.
But, since they stopped issuing plate numbers by county, police officers can no longer tell right away where your vehicle is registered. This may, however, be coming to an end again, as some departments in the Metro area are buying the automated license plate scanners mentioned earlier.
If you get stopped, the officer may ask you to explain the difference between your DL address and your vehicle registration address. This is an EXCELLENT reason to have your vehicle owned by a NM LLC! You are NOT required to answer a cop's questions at all, but should have a prepared story "It's a company car" and documents available if you don't want to raise their "spidey senses."
There's a couple of different variations of this. First, obtain a ghost address somewhere on the other side of the state (Grand Junction for example) and register a "trade name" for your business in Grand Junction, at your ghost address. This is the address that goes on your vehicle registration AND insurance. To do this you have to get a FLEET INSURANCE POLICY on your vehicle, which does NOT require the names of the drivers, but merely lists the general age and qualifications required for drivers. It's a bit more expensive, but it's a way of keeping your name completely unattached to the vehicle.
The only downside is that you have to actually go to Grand Junction to register your vehicle, particularly if you're coming in from out of state, because you have to have a VIN inspection. However, you can have the county clerks's office MAIL the renewal form to you at any address you like, even out of state, so you don't have to go back to renew your plates.
Another layer is to open a Colorado LLC owned by the NM LLC, which gives you a legitimate "business presence" in Colorado, and makes you pretty much unassailable if the cops wonder why you're driving a car registered in Grand Junction. You just type up a letter authorizing you to use the vehicle as part of your compensation and carry it with your registration and insurance.
Or, you can register your car in Montana, by opening a Montana LLC, and tell Colorado to shove their exhorbitant registration taxes and fees. The state hates this, and wishes it were illegal, but Montana tells Colorado to shove it regularly when the tax people here try to nail RV owners who buy their half-million-dollar RV's in Montana and keep them registered there to a legal business entity. Montana has very low registration fees, and no sales tax.
Colorado maintains that they will pursue such people if they can show an intent to evade taxes, but if the Montana company is owned by a NM LLC, they'll have a hell of a time proving you actually "own" the vehicle at all, and Montana won't help them out. Their argument that Colorado residents are "required" to register their vehicles in Colorado within 30 days is true, but if the vehicle isn't "your" vehicle, and you have a legal entity in Montana, it's exactly like registering a corporation in Delaware. You're doing it not to "evade" taxes, but because you have a business in Montana and it offers favorable tax structures for your business. Just be sure to put a magnetic sign with a business name on it on your RV. Cars, there's pretty much nothing they can do about it.
You may garner attention by having Montana plates, however, since the cops know about this "scam", and may try to coerce you if they see your car in the neighborhood for a long time, so if being invisible is your goal, better to have legit Colorado plates and pay the taxes and fees.
Get your LLC's BEFORE you come to CO if you can, so you have the documents available immediately.
My wife was appalled by this story linked below. She could not believe that a car thief would steal a car, then later come to the home and murder the mother of a child - abduct the child - then abandon the child along the interstate. As I explained to her, the registration is in the name of a NM LLC, it points to a different address, and we never leave mail or other personal items in the vehicle.
URL #1: http://www.whiotv.com/news/18406706/detail.html
Michael, , Age: 37
You can protect yourself by purchasing an ethernet "router" and inserting it between the computer or computers in your home and the ethernet port (probably an 8-pin "RJ-45" jack, perhaps a cable modem that in turn provides an "RJ-45" jack) by which your landlord or condominium association delivers broadband service to your home.
Do NOT connect even your single computer directly to the RJ-45 jack that connects you to the Internet. Purchase a router, and place it between the Internet and the LAN (Local Area Network) in your home -- even if your LAN has only a single computer. Also, DOT NOT use a router that has wireless ("Wi-Fi") capability.
For an explanation of how this works, see Steve Gibson's article at the link below. Steve is a guru on this stuff, and he writes well, making his descriptions much easier to follow that that of some of the other geeks.
You can find this article either by following the link below, or going to his home page [www . grc . com - but without the spaces around the dots] and clicking on links to "Research", then to "Recent", and then to "NAT router security".
Age: 65 or so
There was a thread about this last November: see posts #5034, #5035, #5037, #5044. But read Steve Gibson's article first, as he explains it better than we do. (Steve's a super-geek, but he makes geek-speak more intelligible than most of us do!)
URL #1: http://www.grc.com/nat/nat.htm
We used to live in a "planned community" that required us to pay for the "cable bundle package" (phone, TV, internet) as part of our monthly HOA dues. Even if we didn't use it we had to pay the fee. Other than whatever kickback the developer is getting from the deal he cuts with the cable company, the lines are not monitored or tied into the management company and can't be monitored by them. Each house is hooked up individually to the outside cable box just like in a normal community. The only difference is the cable provider has exclusive rights to run their lines and provide all communication access for the community for a set term (in our case it was a minimum of 75 years)! This was only found out when a neighbor went digging through city records and found the filings, none of which was every told to any of the homeowners!
Lesson learned: never buy into a community association/home owners association (HOA)...EVER! They (the HOA and management company) are protected by many laws and can get away with ALLOT of things that would normally require a warrant or other reason in a normal situation, because every homeowner has signed paperwork agreeing to the rules as being a homeowner in the community. Worst move we ever made, but at least we got out! Never again.
If your car is in your own name and address and if you live in a county where traffic violations are posted on-line or are easily accessible through the county court-house, this prank could be used by a stalker to learn more about you. Might not need to have a friend in the police department.
URL #1: http://www.thesentinel.com/302730670790449.php
Larry, , Age: 53
If the Internet goes through their server, they can monitor your usage; this is true for any ISP provider unless you use tunneling or similar techniques. As for cable television, generally the feed is just sent directly to each apartment. Unless you have a set top box provided by the cable provider, there is no easy way to monitor television usage. With a set top box, there is the possibility of sending information back to the headend.
Sebastian, , Age: 58
awhile back you said the tax id# would negate the nmllc privacy for a "real" business. what if you use the canary islands for a physical address and then a CMRA for all mailing purposes. if you don't have a nominee isn't this at least a way to retain some privacy?
i've 2 of your books (htbi,business) and have found them to be very practical.
Please help me clarify when to use a PO Box and when to use a Ghost address.
1. Bank statements, utilities, misc. mail should go to PO BOX.
2. Packages (UPS, FedEx) and anything else that requires a physical address (car title, etc.) should go to a ghost address.
Does that sound right?
I am having a heck of a time finding a ghost address that wouldn't be tied to a friend or relative. Any new ideas out there?
I have nothing to add to what I say in HTBI. Getting a ghost address requires some serious effort.
A couple of friends and I are just beginning the process of becoming invisible. We have been looking for a ghost address and for solutions regarding our utilities. Here are some questions that came up.
1. Can we have mail sent to each other's house as the ghost address? I send my mail to Friend A's house. Friend A sends his mail to friend B's house, etc.
2. Could we open up utilities in the name of an LLC and use the SSN (only if forced to provide SSN) of our friend (same strategy as above) instead of giving our own SSN?
3. Is it advisable to have at least 1 ghost address in a state other than the state in which we live? I notice that many folks have their mailing address listed in another state. Is that going the extra mile or should that strategy be employed by everyone?
... 3. Many readers have a close-by ghost address but use Alaska, Canada or Spain for once-a-year items like tax notices, licence tab renewals, annual statements from a Canadian bank, etc.
Many folks have asked about using LLCs for privacy BUT they want to use a bank account. How do you recommend someone could obtain a bank account for their LLC without giving up their personal info?
Steve, , Age: 30
These websites claim that by following their instructions you can get to a human that will deal with your situation. They sound promising, but I have not used them. However, I checked some of the numbers & they are the ones assigned to some of the companies that I do business with. Keep in mind, that when calling them using an 800 number, privacy is out the door. You may want to use a phone that's not "registered" to you.
URL #1: http://www.gethuman.com
Osvaldo, , Age: 50's
I have a couple questions with regard to car titles.
1. Does the transfer of title from a person to a NMLCC create a paper trail?
I don't want to sell my cars that I own outright, but I do want them titled in the name of my NMLCC. I saw a similar question about car titles and the PI response was that when they run a plate, previous owner info does not show up. Is there any paperwork that a PI could locate, showing the transfer of title if they really wanted to find it? Just making sure I leave no trail behind.
2. I have also heard that one could create a General Partnership (GP's do not require any public filing) with the DMV. One could transfer their car title to a GP with a ghost address and that would take care of the privacy issue. Do you see any potential pitfalls with this strategy?
Steve, , Age: 30
I just read "HTBI" cover to cover in one day! AWESOME BOOK!
Now, I am ready to get going on becoming invisible, but don't know where to start. Do you have a recommended guideline to follow? I could go through your book chapter by chapter and write down a list, but I was hoping you already had a suggested step-by-step process to follow.
I'm looking to rent a unit the HTBI way--something that includes all utilities OR utilities in the name of the owner or nominee. I've considered complexes with internet/cable included as part of the HOA fee the owner pays for the condo/TH. However, I wonder if, by renting such a place, since it's likely that all of the units share the internet, will all of my activity be able to be monitored by the complex? Will the property managers be able to figure out what I'm watching on television? Would it be better for me to get those utilities in the name of a business or nominee? Those of you in the know, please let me know. Thanks.
Wendy, , Age: 45
Ever curious about how PIs operate, I was watching a show about PIs that find missing people for concerned loved ones. They found a young woman in 3 DAYS simply by getting her cell phone records from a family member and doing reverse address searches on a couple of phone numbers on the bill!
That's why not only should you NEVER have ANY phone number that can be linked to your physical location because you're really easy to find that way, you should use a service like Vumber to call others, especially those close to you, so they don't inadvertently give you up by their phone records. (I refuse to give family, close friends or business associates my true cell phone number, even though it's not in my name or an address associated with me.) Also, VoIP phones not connected to your name or an accurate e-911 address works just as well to obfuscate your location--especially coupled with a service like Vumber.
It appears that I may be relocating from the Chicago area to Denver. Can anyone tell me, please, if they allow addresses other than residence addresses on Colorado driver's licenses, e.g., post office box numbers, CMRA street addresses, etc. Is there anything else I should know, privacywise, that is specific to Colorado? Thank you!
David, , Age: 49
Can someone comment on the difference between proxify and privoxy/tor? Proxify is much faster. But I'm wondering if because it is commercial, they may retain and sell information tagged to your IP address. privoxy/tor is much slower and is non-commercial.
I would also like to mention scroogle.org as an alternative to google for anonymous google searches.
Billson, , Age: 41
Get a red led flashlight ($1.00 at a dollar store) and tape it to a tube (toilet paper rolls will work) so that you are looking at the center of the projected light when looking through the tube. A few years ago, there were instructions on how to modify a toy telescope to do the same thing. They may not be common, but it does happen. If you find a camera and are willing to go to court, you probably have money coming your way.
Sebastian, , Age: 58
One of the great thing about HTBI that separated it from the ton of other privacy books I've read was its specificity. Unlike most privacy books I've read (that weren't worthwhile) that say do this and do that but explain none of how to do it, HTBI guided the reader through minute details being specific about small things.
Updates I'd love to see would include exploration of "alternative choices" (i.e., still pursuing privacy while not going the #1 recommended route in HTBI). Afterall, everyone's circumstances are different.
Some examples would include: taking reader step by step (with all the minor minutiae) of buying a new car at a dealership (i.e., as opposed to buying from a private party). Or renting a house/apartment at a managed complex. This may not be as good as renting from a private owner but it would be very helpful to know how far one could take privacy in these scenarios (e.g., would one HAVE to give up SSN at a managed complex some of the time?) so that if the reader is forced to go this route he/she has some direction/instruction/experience with what to expect and methods one can deploy. Establishing utilities could also be covered if one can not get a nominee or property owner to do this.
This update would continue the strengths of HTBI (specifics and guided instruction of what some might consider minor details) while expanding the content to more information while simultaneously still advocating the best privacy choice but giving readers details of alternatives should it become necessary.
Love your book! Good luck with the update :)
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the encryption scheme used by browsers for you to submit info securely over the net (usually 128-bit) from Point A to B through a process called "handshaking".
For instance, say you're shopping at a site, this is what makes it to where what you send (credit card number, address, etc.) cannot be read by anyone other than who you send it. To make this more secure, this is also bundled with certifications of authority (CA certs) that are registered with a trusted source (e.g., Verisign). When a site has a CA cert presented, the browser is told to verify its autheticity.
The process used to do this is called an "MD5 checksum". This is a unique number kept on record with the trusted source of verification in order to filecheck it bit by bit. If everything checks out 100% OK, then a small padlock appears in the bottom of the browser and the DHCP index is changed from "h t t p" to "h t t p s". THEORETICALLY you are browsing a secure server on a site.
For a long time, it was recognized by leading security experts that MD5 was a bit weak, but no one expected it to be this weak or to pose a threat to SSL!
Here is a more detailed explanation if that was not clear enough. It's a bit advanced material, but I'm sure you can handle it you read carefully...
URL #1: http://www.pcmiservices.com/documents/ssl_explained.html
Regarding Spyfinder and the idea of using a flashlight. The principle behind spyfinder is the ring of LED's, which places your eye at the precise optical axis of the beam of light, thereby maximizing the return reflection from within the lens. The return reflection can be quite dim, depending on the sophistication of the lens and how much anti-reflection coating it has on its elements. Cheap video cameras are easy to detect. Professional level pinhole cameras are much more difficult to see. Thus the flashing LED's and the alignment of your eye with the optical axis. Remember the old doctor's head mirror that he used to focus a beam of light down your throat while looking through a hole? Same principle, just in reverse.
You could build one of these easily, by simply installing a bunch of LED's with focused narrow beams (or even LASER LED's) on a piece of circuit board in a ring with a hole in the middle to look through and a battery pack. The smaller the ring of LED's, the more concentrated the beam, and the brighter they are, the more effective the device will be. Of course, Spyfinder may have a patent on its product, so be careful.
As to how often, the answer is hard to determine, but it's happening more and more in the US. It's been going on in Russia for a long time. The KGB was notorious for setting up video cameras behind mirrors in the Intourist hotels in Moscow and other major cities. There's no reason to believe they aren't still doing so with more sophisticated video and audio bugs. My advice when traveling to eastern Europe is to bring a roll of duct tape and tape a bedsheet up over all mirrors before doing anything you wouldn't want seen on YouTube. Oh, and keep your yap shut.
Some useful tools:
URL #1: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-create-a-disposable-webpage/ http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-disposable-web-accounts-to-keep-your-identity-safe/ http://disposablewebpage.com/
Richard, , Age: 41
Digging Deeper Into the CheckFree Attack
URL #1: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2008/12/digging_deeper_into_the_checkf.html
RE: Question #5183, I wonder if George could explain what SSL, CA certificate and MD5 mean? I, frankly, have no clue, and wonder what it means to the ordinary user. Thanks!
URL #1: http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=2339
Mura, , Age: 57
This may be a ridiculous idea (and I'm sure somebody will point that out if it is!), but...
Wouldn't a regular LED flashlight in a darkened room accomplish the same thing as the Spyfinder? It seems like the point is to discover the camera lens' reflection.
Since I travel frequently, now I'm curious. How common is it for hotel rooms to have hidden cameras? Is this something I should concern myself with?
URL #1: http://www.spyville.com/spy-finder.html
A program called CallGraph lets you record any Skype call. It can even run in the background and automatically record calls. But isn't that illegal?
URL #1: http://www.callgraph.in/
Ashley, , Age: 29
... What I do know is that, despite pressure from a few friends, we do not use Skype.
A person has a legal expectation of privacy in a changing room and a restroom. Other than that, If a person can see you from the sidewalk or other public vantage, they can film you.
If you have your doors closed, curtains or shades drawn, you are protected. If they are not, you're inviting an audience. This applies to places you visit too.
URL #1: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081230/ap_on_re_us/video_voyeurism
Drake, , Age: 34
Is spyfinder the best way to find covert spy cameras?
Ron, , Age: 48
I am a computer security enthusiast and expert. I have been researching computer hacking and phone phreaking for quite a long time. Needless to say, this is a MAJOR development that shows that the entire world's web systems are at risk. Something you most definitely should read.
URL #1: http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=2339
George, , Age: 25
Andy, thanks for sharing your experience. Registering your vehicle privately in VA or MD sounds nearly impossible and I'm happy you found an alternative. Has anyone been able to get around the VA or MD requirements by employing other HTBI tactics like using a temporary physical address to register the vehicle? I wonder how businesses register THEIR vehicles in VA or MD. Anyone know? This might be an alternative, if you can figure out how to do it privately. I'm thinking using William's idea about getting a warehouse location temporarily? And what about getting a temporary physical address in another part of the state?
Now, to another issue. I just replaced my old laptop to one with a Windows Vista OS. Are there any security or privacy precautions I should take to further secure my privacy while using this machine?
A clever idea to make a private contract with a commercial property owner to 'house-sit' while getting a ghost address.
A smaller strip mall would be ideal with your own back door.
You could do this for 30-60 days. Enough to get Utilities (in your own name), and have your drivers license sent there.
Or use your NM LLC to get Utilities at this location. (Hiring an 'employee of the day' to do the job.)
Also to use as a temporary place to live between your major move to throw off anyone trailing you.
URL #1: http://www.getyourhandsdirty.net/publicsquare/index.php?topic=2511.0
William, , Age: 35
this guy is a good example of someone who has followed your principles somewhat except allowing himself to be in the newspaper.
How he purchased the land is of interest to your viewers as well as receiving mail.
URL #1: http://metrotimes.com/editorial/story.asp?id=13257
William, , Age: 35
One day two summers ago I tried to tag and title a vehicle in MD, using a NM LLC and a CI address. In the morning I tried at our county's main DMV office, and in the afternoon I tried at a private agency about 50 miles away. The state of Maryland was willing of course to list the LLC as the owner, but, along with two forms of personal identification, demanded a local street address for the vehicle's and the LLC's location. No matter what the circumstances, Maryland flatly refused to accept an out-of-state, let alone a foreign, address. Later that week I made inquiries by phone at the DMVs of two neighboring states. Virginia and West Virginia, like Maryland, demanded in-state street addresses. Later that year, I finally ended up working out a less-than-perfect solution in Pennsylvania, whose DMV seems to rely almost completely on private agencies. They were willing to accept a foreign address as the LLC's place of business. However, they required two forms of picture ID, one of which had to be a driver's license. They also required a signed, written verification from an appropriate officer of the LLC, authorizing me to conduct business with the state of Pennsylvanina. They would not accept my explanation that I was the owner. Someone else had to authorize me. So I submitted a letter from my "senior partner, Dr. Jose Ortiz." Finally, they wanted a copy of a utility bill to verify the LLC's address. It did not matter to them we were located in Spain. Relunctantly they accepted a record of my LLC's "monthly rental payments" to "Lanzarote Properties."
They were also unable to fit the entire LLC address in the appropriate data base field on the computer, resulting in a truncated address along the right side of the title certificate, which we received a month or so later. One final problem was that the bureaucracy which registers the vehicles is separate from the office that manages the required safety inspections. The latter office apparently does not send correspondence out of state; so, having never received via mail a window sticker after 90 days or so, I had to return to the private agency in Pennsylvania to get the sticker.
Hope all this helps.
Andy, , Age: 62
This is for those who may think they will have a tough time with the economy. Here are
'7 Financial Tips From the Great Depression' that should help. Things are not as bad as the Great Depression, but if you start early and prepare as our parents and grand parants did, we should do all right.
URL #1: http://blog.mint.com/blog/finance-core/7-financial-tips-from-the-great-depression/
Hugh, , Age: 53
... Since my wife and I both grew up during the Great Depression, I can tell you that the article is dead on target.
... Especially: “... if you can’t afford to pay cash, you can’t afford it.”
The best way to defeat Bluetooth wiretapping is to simply not use it. With the proper equipment, high gain antenna, low noise amplifier, and a good receiver, Bluetooth, wi-fi, and cell phones can be received from almost a mile away; in case of cell phones, several miles away in open country. Close in, a common cell phone can be used to wiretap cell conversations by simply reprogramming the phone. Bluetooth and wi-fi are also tappable close by reprogramming common equipment.
I would not worry about this, unless you come to the attention of one of the alphabet agencies or a hacker who knows software and hardware. If it is a legal phone tap, it will be done at the central office. If you are worried about such things, make phone calls from crowded areas as the number of signals goes up, the difficulty of picking your signal out goes up, switch between phones, use tunneling, change MAC address, and encryption with wi-fi, and don’t use Bluetooth at all.
Some of the auto auctions here used to be "dealer only", but have all been opened to the general public now. A buyer shouldn't need a dealer's license to purchase you a car. Why not use someone you trust to act as an "employee" of the LLC to buy the car and register it. Pay them for their time and you achieve what you are seeking.
Or you could enlist the services of a used car dealer to buy the car and title it (most can get plates for cars nowadays). Or use your "LLC Employee" to buy the car from a private party and again title it.
What I found most notable about this software's hard sell is the message from the seller at the very end of the page:
"This is a limited time offer. Get it while you can.
This product is very powerful and may soon be unavailable in your area."
This suggests that it is as illegal to use this as it is to use any other wiretapping techniques. Anyway, I assume you need to have the bluetooth phone's number to track the right one. By using something like Vumber with your cell phone and NEVER texting or calling directly from the phone to ANYONE, that makes even this software harder to use--at least for a phone. (Someone will correct me if I'm wrong.) My PDA's bluetooth is disabled and my laptop doesn't have the capability and I refuse to add it OR use wireless service.
My primary challenge with GC is that it's part of the Googlesphere and Google's stated goal is the be the largest database in the world. Besides, I believe you get what you pay for and pay for what you get. I'd rather pay for a service, that's bound to be more private in order to keep its customers, than use something free from a company that WANTS to sell information at some point. So, when I got offered a GC account, I declined.
I'll have to consider what you're saying about finding someone who can do all I'd want a dealer to do to get me a different car. I'm a pretty determined woman so it might be possible--though, at a premium. But, my privacy is worth the cost.
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