Counter surveillance can help protect you, your privacy and your family.
How can you tell if someone is following you?
This week I want to teach you a slightly advanced counter surveillance trick.
First of all, make sure you are doing the basic check to see if you are being followed. Is someone behind you and following you turn for turn as you drive? That’s the most obvious sign that you are being followed and that will work for the untrained amateur that’s trying to tail you. But…
What about the trained professional trying to follow you including those who have learn how to follow someone from The Investigator’s Ultimate Guide to Surveillance?
One counter measure you can use is to look for the same vehicle showing up over and over again even if you haven’t seen it following you!
But how can you tell that the dark blue Toyota you think you’ve seen twice before is the same one you think you see now down the block from your house?
Here’s the trick…
Note the license plate number. And if that’s too hard to remember (or catch) – and here’s the trick – just note the last two digits of the plate number!
This is not a foolproof method, but it’s a quick and easy “hack” and here’s why…
The odds that two random vehicle have the same last two digits is only about 1%. Right? The odds that a random two digit number is the same as another random two digit number is only 1 in 100.
When you add the fact that you know the make and color of the suspicious car, the odds are even more in your favor of spotting a vehicle that is around you over and over.
So, if you see a dark blue Toyota with the last two digits of “54” and later you see a dark blue Toyota with the last two digits of “54” the odds are vastly in your favor (greater than 99%!) that it’s the same car.
Of course that doesn’t mean it’s following you, but it does mean you need to give it more attention from a counter surveillance perspective.
So here’s the thing, learn how a good detective will conduct surveillance and you will be well on you way to understanding how to counter it.
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