Protecting your privacy in the information age

Marc Acito byline box
Marc Acito byline box

For 25 years, Frank Ahearn made a career out of tracking people down. Now he helps them disappear.

Starting in 1984, Ahearn worked as a skip tracer (tracing people who skip town) tracking down everyone from a crook who helped steal the Oscar statuettes to an out-of-focus doughball in a beret named Monica Lewinsky.

He also specialized in setting up sting operations to prove disability fraud.