Last Updated on December 20, 2019
In recent years, we have come to find out we are being spied on every step of the way – it’s no longer CCTV cameras on the street, but our phones know where we are, advertisers know what we research, and individuality has basically been lost. But there are still some things you can do to try and fly over the radar as much as possible.
#1 – Avoid Leaving Trails
Credit card payments will leave behind a trail telling where you were and what you were purchasing.
If you don’t want to leave this kind of trail behind, you can either pay with cash or pay using an anonymous prepaid credit card. If you are really into protecting your identity and your privacy, you can choose to not give out your real name.
#2 – Be Safe Online
If you lead a secret lifestyle but you can’t leave technology behind, you should at least make sure you secure yourself online.
The internet is the main mean entities can use to invade our privacy, so to reduce that risk you should use encryption software when emailing people, and use an e-mail account that can’t be directly linked to you, for example.
#3 – Purchase An Anonymous Mobile Phone
You can buy prepaid phones that don’t need registration that include your name or address. You should only charge this phone using money, and you should not give anyone the money.
If you buy prepaid Sims online, this will let you call from a foreign number. But if you are not that paranoid, you can just get an old phone without the internet, because without that connection it will be harder for them to collect your data.
#4 – Leave The Perks Behind
Modern life has some amazing perks, like ATM machines, card memberships, social networks, GPS.
If you really want to go unnoticed you will have to get back to the old ways, and just hide your cash under your mattress, read a book or use a map to find your way. It seems kind of boring in the modern world, but you are the one who knows what makes you comfortable.
#5 – Live The Simple Life
Well, if you want all eyes on you, you are going to choose to live a flashy lifestyle. If you value your privacy and quietness above everything else, however, you are going to want to stir as further away from the spotlight as possible. So, the simpler your lifestyle is, the more discrete and calm your life can be.
#6 – Become A Diplomat
Becoming an official diplomat at a safe Southern Africa nation (not to be confused with South Africa) will not only make you exempt from paying taxes in your country, as it will also exempt you from being taxed for the income you make outside your nation.
This will give immunity from government forces, and while this won’t turn you into an anonymous individual, it will surely help you avoid the law.
#7 – Start Using Mail Drop
This is a tool that will allow you to receive e-mails from anywhere without taking the risk of exposing your e-mail address. If you buy goods from the internet, this tool will act as a barrier, standing between you and the company from whom you have made the purchase.
This gives you the possibility of adopting an online identity, therefore protecting your real one.
#8 – Be The Eternal Tourist
This is probably the best method of flying under the radar, and also the most fun one.
If you keep traveling the world, you won’t be anywhere long enough to become an official resident anywhere; plus, you get to pick a place to live that is well adjusted with your way of thinking and your general way of being. Imagine all the beautiful travel destinations you will get to visit.
#9 – Use An Anonymous Credit Card
This is quite an easy thing to do online – you just need to provide funding up front, and an e-mail address.
Later, you will receive an e-mail with the number of your card, as well as its expiration date. This might not be the safest method, but it is the one that is going to keep you in anonymity.
#10 – Purchase A Camouflage Passport
Who would know that having a false passport could be legal? Apparently, you can use Passports Belief to get a fake passport that will deem you as a citizen from a country that no longer exists – like the URSS or Rhodesia.
It looks realistic enough to allow you to conceal your nationality, which you may need in specific events, like riots.