November 15, 2000- Various Topics
In this issue:
- Our feature article - 33 Ways to Protect Your Privacy
- The Company VISA card. Truly an anonymous bank account.
- Changes at PrivacyWorld
33 Ways to Protect Your Privacy
- Stop using your bank account for sensitive purchases. Use your present account only for routine expenditures and deposits and request your bank manager warn you in advance of any third party requests for your bank records.
- Make sensitive purchases with money orders, cashiers checks, cash, or other confidential means. Be sure to keep a receipt of all such purchases for tax purposes.
- Avoid credit card purchases as much as possible. Pay off your old balances and close unnecessary accounts.
- Establish an alternate checking or savings account for cashing checks and purchasing money orders, cashier's checks, or traveler's checks.
- Establish a business checking account using a fictitious name and use it to transact business of a sensitive nature.
- Limit your use of check writing to routine purchases only.
- Avoid giving your Social Security number for identification purposes unless required to do so by law.
- Keep a supply of cash, gold bullion, and /or silver coins at home in a safe place for emergencies or other uses.
- Open a safe deposit box and place in it some portion of your wealth for safekeeping. Insure the contents and keep a record of the contents in a separate place. The ownership of the box should be in the name of a company, corporation or trust to preserve privacy of the contents and allow immediate access after death.
- Send money abroad, either in person or by mail, in a discreet manner. Use this money for investments or emergency purposes. Select a country that maintains a strict policy of financial secrecy and has a fairly stable government.
- Avoid giving financial details and personal information when making investments or opening brokerage accounts. Emphasize non reportable investments, but keep strict private records of all transactions.
- When dealing with investment advisors or brokers, insist on signing a contract specifying that all correspondence and conversations will be confidential and that no information will be given out to third parties.
- Obtain an unlisted number. Eliminate your street address from the telephone directory and list only your initials or middle name.
- Rent a post office box or mail drop to receive all or a portion of your mail.
- Remove your name from mailing lists. In the U.S.A. write to the Direct Mail Marketing Association, 11 W. 42nd St., P.O. Box 3861, New York, NY 10163-3861, to have your name removed from most mailing lists. To have your name removed from lists sold to credit grantors and a marketer, contact the three major credit reporting companies as follows: Experian—P.O. Box 8030, Layton, UT 84041-8030. Tel. (800) 682-7654. Equifax Options—Marketing Decision Systems, P.O. Box 740123, Atlanta, GA 30374-0123. Tel. (800) 219-1251. TransUnion—555 West Adams St., 8th Floor, Chicago, IL 60661. Tel. (800) 851-2674.
- Check your credit reports from all three major bureaus to make sure information is accurate. Correct any errors. To find out how to obtain a copy of your report call: Experian (800) 682-7654; Equifax (800) 685-1111; TransUnion (800) 851-2674.
- When borrowing, use sources that require the least amount of personal and financial information executive loans by mail, overdraft accounts, or collateral loans.
- Apply for a passport to give you flexibility to travel around the world.
- If you incorporate, consider a Nevada corporation for anonymity and avoid going public if at all possible.
- Set up a living trust through your attorney to preserve personal and financial privacy as well as avoid the costs of probate at the time of your death.
- Keep a low profile. Take your name off the front of your house and your mailbox. Don't use personalized license plates. Avoid owning extravagant cars or homes.
- Build hidden safes and secret storage facilities for your valuables.
- Hire a tax attorney to maximize the confidentiality of your return.
- Read the disclosure statements before you sign a credit application. Know how much privacy you're about to give up.
- Check your Social Security records periodically to make certain no one else is using your number. (Call 1-800-234-5772 to request a form.)
- Use an assumed name in private correspondence. For even greater privacy, establish one or more alternate identities with complete documentation. Many people I know keep a set of alternate identity documents (birth certificate, drivers license, Social Security card) in a safe place in case of emergency. Send sensitive correspondence without a return address.
- Ask your accountant and attorney to return any non routine documents in their possession relating to you.
- Use pay phones for calls that you wish to keep private.
- Set up trusts and limited partnerships to protect your assets from lawsuits or government seizures.
- Continue to educate yourself about the system. Know your rights. Read books that will help you get out of debt, protect your assets, and improve your credit rating, and become financially independent.
- Start a low overhead, high profit business that can be operated out of your home in your spare time. Reinvest your profits into your business until you have a well honed money machine that can take care of your family's financial needs.
- Keep your mouth shut. Don't discuss private matters, especially regarding your finances, with casual acquaintances.
- Secure the doors and windows of your home against intruders. Consider using an alarm system or counter surveillance equipment for your home, car, and business. Extracted from: Super Privacy: The Complete Guide to Personal Privacy by Bob Hammond. Published by Paladin Press, P.O. Box 1307, Boulder CO 80306, U.S.A
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Publisher's Note !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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The Company Visa Card
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- A name and address for delivery and contact details, i.e. an e-mail address.
- Your fee of just US$750.
There is a US$500 dollar minimum opening deposit required, which you remit direct to the card issuer. This can be instantly withdrawn once you receive your Visa card, which comes with a unique pin number. However we suggest that you leave at least US$100 on your Visa card at all times in order to maintain your card in good standing. There are no card issuer's restrictions as to the amount you can withdraw daily. However there must be funds available on your card and there may be daily withdrawal limits in your area beyond the control of the card issuer. Due to contractual agreement we are unable to provide the name of the issuing bank or the country where it is located. However suffice it to say they are not located in any risky Eastern European country like Estonia or Latvia. It is located in a low profile, first class location. You can remit funds for your Visa card by money order, banker's draft or by International Money Orders in US$ only. We have a limited number of these cards available and they are going exceedingly fast so this offer is subject to a first come, first served basis. Please e-mail us at
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Changes at Privacy World
In an effort to bring you improved service and up to date product information, we have made the following changes at our web site. 1. Your semi monthly newsletters will be generated from a different newsletter service from now on. You will find a vast improvement in response time to your requests to add or change your subscription e-mail addresses. You will be receiving a separate e-mail message from them before the next newsletter is sent. This message will introduce the new service to you. 2. You may now sign up to automatically receive notice when our "What's New at Privacy World" page changes. You will receive an e-mail whenever Privacy World adds a new product to the web site. By signing up for this service, you will no longer have to wait for the next newsletter issue to arrive before knowing what new product is available. Go to www.privacyworld.com/whatsnew.htm and look for the sign up box toward the bottom of the page. Thank you for your continued support and if you have any ideas or thoughts how we can improve our service to you, please feel free to make any comment or suggestion to us.
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