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How to Remain Anonymous While Traveling Abroad

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Every web user who does not want to be watched by huge companies and governments throughout the world needs to be anonymous. Being anonymous is beneficial to both novice and advanced users. This is why, in this post, we will explore how to remain anonymous while travelling abroad in any country.

In a recent article, we covered how to surf anonymously and sensibly using the browser and NordVPN on the darknet. This was a fantastic essay for individuals who need to remain anonymous when browsing the darknet. I strongly advise you to take a look at it.

Then let’s see what we can do to keep our identities hidden. This is not a magical article.

The first thing you’ll need is a fictitious identity. There’s no getting around it. Before you can fly, you have to know your falsehoods inside and out. Then, in case you’re detected, you’ll need to lay a foundation to back your lie. We’ll select the Philippines because it’s the world’s most socially connected country. And I’m not talking about online.

Create an email address

create a gmail account to stay anonymous

The first step is to create an email account with the format Obviously, the name should be fictitious and something that is widespread in your country but not in your city. So, if you’re from Chinatown, you should probably go somewhere else.

For most tall white guys, John Smith is arguably too obvious. You must never use this email for anything related to your real name, as the goal is to muddy the waters for anyone looking for you.

They’ll look for your favourite Skype usernames using reverse image searches, phone numbers, Facebook pages, Instagram, and possibly Usenet and Ars Technica forums.

Never use this fictitious name on social media that is linked to your real identity. Ever. If at all possible, avoid using this name on the same IP address. Use a VPN on a laptop dedicated to this fictitious identity. If you must, sign up for Facebook, but keep in mind that if you log in from the same IP address as your Real You, Facebook will notice and broadcast it to the world.

Is that your real name?

When people talk to you on Skype or in a chatroom, they virtually always question, “Is that your real name?” You can tell them you work for a hidden company if you have to; if you expose your true name, nothing will work out. If someone asks for your address on the internet, stop communicating with them right away. They’re either a stalker or an identity thief, most likely.

Don’t post your real pictures

Posting outdated images to a fake Facebook page is never a good idea. Any images you take must be specifically for that profile and nothing else, or people will see outdated photos from your personal Facebook page.

You can sometimes encircle a problem like this. Checking in at the Marriott with a nice female by your side, the same one you just lied to, is a problem area. Only the lovely emerald-green-eyed girl behind the counter inquires about your real name. Do you tell lies? Your cover is blown. How about displaying your ID card? Nope, not this time. Because not everyone there speaks great English, she may easily ask you to pronounce it. As a result, your goose is now cooked. What should I do, what should I do?

For starters, you can make a lodging reservation over the phone rather than online. You must be prepared for her to ask for identification at any time. That is to say:

  • Prepare a business card with your website and a phoney email address and give it to anyone who asks. Just don’t give it out nervously, or you’ll discover, as Jim Rockford learned in the 1970s, that terrible liars are a source of shame for everyone concerned, so be as calm as Mr. Orange in Reservoir Dogs.
  • Put everything in the room’s safe, including your real ID. Passports, too (did you send yourself a copy in case it was stolen? There are a lot of sticky palms on those Pinoy trikes). Say the next War and Peace manuscript if she or he asks what’s in the safe. You have gold, but they have nothing. – On your luggage tags, only write your bogus email address, not your real name.
  • Make sure that any phone’s ‘location’ feature is turned off.

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