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April 2017

"Freedom is like birth. Till we are fully free, we are slaves."
- Gandhi

In this special issue:

We are very pleased to present for this issue of PTBuzz, in its entirety, our interview with US privacy expert Grant Hall, best selling author of "Privacy Crisis," Identity Theft Prevention Plan and Guide To Anonymous Living, a 389 page report packed full of practical and useful information for the privacy seeker and
"Privacy Crisis Banking": Bank Secrecy Plan and Resource Guide to Protect Identity, Money and Property.

Do enjoy!

Interview with Grant Hall -

Mr. Hall is the author of Privacy Crisis, Identity Theft Prevention Plan and Guide To Anonymous Living, a 389 page report packed full of practical and useful information for the privacy seeker
Privacy Crisis Banking: Bank Secrecy Plan and Resource Guide to Protect Identity, Money and Property

Grant Hall interviewed PT Shamrock in January 2017 <>.
This time around, PT Shamrock has turned the tables on this American privacy expert. Now we've had the pleasure of interviewing Mr. Hall.

Please visit PrivacyCrisis' web site at

Enjoy the interview:

PT Shamrock
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PT Shamrock = PTS
Grant Hall = GH

PTS - Thank you for the opportunity of this interview Grant, if you allow me to call you by your first name. I believe our readers will enjoy this interview as we've been anticipating this since you interviewed us in December last year.

Your expertise goes back a way long and many years now. How and why did you get into PrivacyCrisis?

GH - Privacy Crisis evolved over a period of many years. When I was young, I remember buying Scope International's published books. The most fascinating author was W.G. Hill. He may have been Doctor Hill as I've seen it that way in print, too.

His libertarian views appealed to me when I was l a recent college graduate and learning how the world worked. And as I've always been an avid reader, Hill's work and other authors' works published by Scope stimulated me to read more in this subject arena. Other authors included Eustace Mullins, G. Edward Griffin, Adam Starchild, Barry Reid and a host of others. Orwell was read a long while before these books.

During the late 1990's, I was faced with a privacy crisis. I bugged out for four years. And my foundation on the subject had been built much earlier by reading and I'd always been privacy conscious.

I tested what I knew and added to it through experimentation and new study and observation. I passed the long privacy test by being invisible for four years. I must tell you it was very hard work at times.

My first book, Privacy Crisis evolved from this experience.

Privacy Crisis Banking, my second book was written as a result of my first book being rather popular and from customers requesting more banking and financial privacy information.

PTS - As you reside in various locales within the US, what is privacy like there today?

GH - I mentioned in a communication that Nevada is instituting new privacy invasive measures. The judgment is still out on how this plays out.

I prefer medium sized cities today. Cities where I used to live are crime ridden. This gives police rationale to crack down on all citizens.

I am a 2nd amendment rights advocate and I am conscious of less privacy in this area.

I stopped going to Europe due to monitoring of nearly everything travelers might do. New York is similar and I have not been there in some years. It was my favorite city for a long while.

I've always been able to get what I wanted privacy wise. I don't compromise if I am serious about something. Medical privacy can be challenging, but it's easily remedied when one practices the basics as explained in my books.

PTS - Is there any banking privacy left in the US?

GH - Prior to publishing Privacy Crisis Banking, I went out there and told myself that unless I got what I wanted concerning Financial Privacy, I would certainly not write a book on the subject.

Concerning banking secrecy, I used check cashing stores for cashing company checks. That was relatively easy once a reasonable manager at these stores was involved. This amounted to one or one and a half percent charges on checks. It was cash and carry. Very simple and easy.

A few years ago and prior to publishing the book, Privacy Crisis Banking, I visited a number of check cashing stores and spoke to a number of managers about their debit cards that cash can be loaded on and used just like an ATM with a bank account. I was quite honest. I explained I wanted privacy and an anonymous bank account in order to avoid privacy invasions. Identity theft came up in the discussions. Several managers turned me away. A few said they could not do it due to their bosses telling them not to do it. Finally, a lady manager saw my point and set up a debit card tied to a bank in the company name. Instead of tax identifiers, company registration numbers were used.

I gave her my correct identification information which was buried in the check cashing store's internal documents.

It has been seven years since I opened that account. It is tied to a southern U.S.A. regional bank. ACH deposits are received from goods sold. Cash is withdrawn just as with any ATM and bank account connection.

After this account was opened, IRS ruled on internet companies and made it mandatory for all companies to have a tax identification number. I went through my attorney who obtained the TIN for me. However, the income is not a secret due to my personal returns and other company filings. However, the bank account is about as secret as it gets in today's world.

PTS - What and how do you recommend an American national do to setup and protect themselves financially, i.e., opening a bank account properly in the US?

GH- See above. Previous answer applies. Resources change all the time due to managers moving on and company policy changes.

* Persist as I did. Concentrate on regional banks. Avoid money center banks.
* Always tell the truth. Do not use false documents. You will lose your money eventually and may be charged with a crime.
* Stock brokerage companies over a banking option many do not understand or are not aware of.
* Use a Limited Partnership or an LLC for business privacy and protection.
* A trust requires no registration. Either the trustee or the trust name are okay as payees on these accounts.
* Your needs dictate what is feasible and practical.

I don't worry about privacy. I just do it. It's natural. Study my site at and read the books. Study and read the books at

You can get want you want when you want it badly enough. Wishes can turn into passions. THINK!

PTS - Can a nonresident person/company open a bank account in the US without being there?

GH - i have not tried it. However, if I had to answer yes or no, I'd say NO.

PTS - In your book, Privacy Crisis (highly recommended,) you have a few chapters that really caught my eye, i.e. "Using I.D. to Disappear" and "The Mobile Lifestyle: Living in Secrecy." In a nutshell, can you expand on what you wrote in your book for our readers?

GH - I used an alternate identification for four years. This was for non-official purposes just like I wrote about in Privacy Crisis.

I stayed at hotels, motels and rented an apartment. Keep in mind, I did not defraud anyone. It was all legitimate in the jurisdictions where I traveled.

I continued using my real name and documents for all official purposes. That's how one uses i.d. to disappear.

Mobile living has distinct advantages. However, it costs more than being stationary, generally speaking. Utilities are not kept in your name when you travel extensively.

I used a nominee for internet service and utilities when I rented an apartment. That, too costs extra.

Unless one has a good reason for doing it, disappearing and being under the radar is a time consuming and difficult thing to do, especially in the beginning. And then there's the issue of making a living.

Fortunately, the job thing was easy for me. I had a business I could run from the internet. But all of that traveling and stress is hard work.

It would be easier for me today than it was fifteen years ago even though the environment for privacy has changed.

PTS - You also wrote that the most private way for a U.S. citizen to handle finances is by opening a non-interest-bearing checking account in the name of a trust in a United States Bank.

Can you elaborate on the steps necessary for one to accomplish this?

GH - Form a trust with you as trustee and signer. Obtain a tax i.d. number for the trust. Title the account in the Trust's name. Keep you name off of the title.

As no interest is generated, a 1099 from the IRS will not be received. I did all of the above three or four times fifteen or twenty years ago.

Today, one should be able to do it. Use a small community bank or a regional bank. For your information, I go into a bank in Wyoming infrequently that is set up as per above. I have withdrawn a thousand dollars without showing identification. Geographic's matter a great deal in the world of privacy.

PTS - What are the top problems privacy seekers encounter in the United States today?

GH -I use prepaid internet and prepaid telephones and pay extra for them. After speaking with many people, they do the same.

Believe it or not, Social Security Numbers and credit checks are required to get a telephone and internet with the big providers. That is a huge no no for a privacy seeker.

Mortgage companies can trace the average home buyer to their front door.

Buying a home with a thirty year mortgage in the traditional way is a horrible idea. I don't like bad debt. I prefer to borrow right and keep it private.

I would say home privacy is the hardest today in the U.S.A. because the borrowers are ignorant about money and privacy. And they haven't read our books.

PTS - What are the proper steps for a person wishing to secure their privacy in today's world?

GH - There are many privacy levels.

Once, I needed high level privacy for a four year period. I used alternate i.d. and traveled frequently. And there were no traces of any asset in my name. A partnership held my trading account and a trust held my demand personal checking account. And I used check cashing stores.

The vehicles I had were titled in names of trusts. The titles did not have my name on them.

These techniques plus the other privacy tactics I have mentioned gave me high level privacy. At least as good as I needed it to be at that time. Without sounding arrogant or like I am bragging, I really do not want to present that image for you, I can tell you that once one practices what I have written here, he or she will not be found UNLESS someone has tremendous motivation to find you. ANYONE can be found.

The advantage the hunted has over the hunter is that the hunter often gets lazy and worries about being paid for his efforts.

Hide your home, money, identity, vehicles. Leave not a trace to the real you. That's high level privacy.

PTS - Would this cost a person a lot of money?

GH - Travel is expensive. It takes a lot of time to get what you want concerning privacy. It costs money to form companies and trusts. Registration fees are getting more expensive in the U.S.A.

Legal costs are substantial if you do it right. However, that is a one-time capital expenditure. From that point on, it's just maintenance and registration fees.

I am passionate and compulsive, but not like I was a long time ago. Today, I am more relaxed and just maintain. Plus it can worry a guy to the point of getting too much unnecessary stress in his life.

The exception is when one has an emergency. I had one. I had to learn how to do it right. It taught me a lot.
High level privacy costs about twenty percent more on an annual cost compared to normal living costs in my estimation.

I have helped stalking victims and several others become invisible. The prerequisite to high level privacy is several thousand dollars in discretionary income initially or more. There's no way around the extra expenses.

PTS - Can anyone do this?

GH - Yes. Just about anyone. One has to be motivated and have some extra money. Motivation is key.

PTS - How can our readers obtain your excellent and highly recommended book, Privacy Crisis?

GH - Go to the website at You may buy the books there.

PTS - Grant, than you so very much for your time and candor.

GH- Thanks' PT for giving me the opportunity. I have enjoyed sharing the information and I always enjoy our communication and your site and products at And I continue to learn from you as well.
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