How To Bodyguard Yourself

A Personal Protection Guide For Women – REDUX is a practical field expedient guide covering the unique security issues facing women in today’s violent world. It contains every aspect of self-protection a woman needs to know including:

Operational Security
Denial of Critical Personal Information
Knowing Who Your Enemy Is – Criminal Profiles
Physical Security
Communications Security
Transportation Security
Target Pattern Analysis
Countersurveillance
Firearms and weapons
Martial Arts
And much, much, more!

How To Bodyguard Yourself – A Personal Protection Guide For Women – REDUX is based on the extensive firsthand experience of the author, a former U.S. Army counterintelligence special agent whose vast field experience includes running intelligence and close protection operations in the United States, Western Europe, the Balkans and Asia.

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Book Stats

Publisher: Wasteland Press (May 2, 2017)
ISBN: 978-1-68111-183-4
Book Dimensions: 6”X9”
Format: Paperback
Pages: 214
Language: English

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Excerpt from The Threat: Knowing Who Your Enemy Is chapter

Stalking

Stalking is not a new phenomenon, but only in recent years has it been critically analyzed, studied and given a name. Mark David Chapman stalked John Lennon for several months before he shot him in 1980. John Hinckley Jr. had followed and studied Ronald Reagan's movements closely before his attempted assassination in 1981. Stalking is usually identified as a Hollywood problem. Celebrities such as Brooke Shields, Cher, Vanna White, Madonna, Olivia Newton-John, Sylvester Stallone, Johnny Carson, Michael Jackson, Michael J. Fox, Debbie Gibson and David Letterman have all had serious problems with obsessed fans and stalkers. However, not all stalkers direct their focus toward celebrities. Current statistics reveal that women are much more likely to be stalked and attacked by an ex-lover or spouse than by a total stranger. Stalking has become one of America’s fastest growing crimes with more than eight thousand prosecutions each year. Statistically, two in every ten women will be stalked in their lifetime, as will one in forty-five men. At any given time, approximately 7.9 million women and men are the target of stalking in America…

Excerpt from: Communications Security chapter

Online dating scam

Have you ever signed up or joined a dating site online? Then you are a principal target for a romance scam in which a would-be lover from out of town strikes up a series of conversations and quickly becomes love-struck. Using emotive persuasion, he claims that you are the ever-loving lulu of his dreams, the conman/lover will say that he would love to meet you in person but is 1.) Out of town on a business trip 2.) hindered by a sick or dying relative 3.) Stationed overseas in the military or 4.) Temporarily living in another country. After a series of persuasive online conversations, and once the would-be conman is convinced that you are smitten, the appeals for monetary payment will begin. Usually, the con artist will elude to the fact that some emergency has left him dreadfully short of cash and needs your financial help. At times, the conman will act as if the only thing keeping him from presenting himself on your doorstep is that he is short of money to get there. Invariably, once you provide the money, yet another “emergency” will require more of your cash. The blooming romance will end when you stop sending money…


Excerpt from: ATM and Credit/Debit Card Security chapter

WARNING!
IT IS BECOMING A TREND IN THE UNITED STATES FOR PERPETRATORS TO KILL THEIR VICTIMS WHO HAVE ATM AND CREDIT CARDS. HIGHER PRICES ARE BEING OFFERED FOR STOLEN ATM AND CREDIT CARDS IF THE VICTIM IS NOT ALIVE TO CANCEL THE CARD.

Most people who use credit cards are not as careful as they should be. Fraudulent use of credit cards is not limited to just the loss or theft of the actual credit card. All that is really needed is the credit card number. The best advice for protecting credit card accounts is to never give the account number over the telephone or Internet unless you're confident you're dealing with a reputable company. Before leaving home, take all credit cards you are not going to use out of your wallet and store them in a safe place. Never take your eyes off your card when you're making a purchase, and make certain that no extra imprints of your card are made to other charge slips. It's also a good idea to keep your receipts and check them against your monthly billing statement. In the event your card is lost or stolen, immediately notify the credit card company. The majority of fraudulent charges are made within forty-eight hours of the loss…

Helpful stats found in the book.

Crime Clock
In the United States there is:

One violent Crime every 26.3 seconds
One Murder every 36.9 minutes
One Rape every 4.5 minutes
One Robbery every 1.6 minutes
One Aggregated Assault every 42.5 seconds
One Property Crime every 3.8 seconds
One Burglary every 18.2 seconds
One Larceny-theft every 5.4 seconds
One Motor Vehicle theft every 45.7 seconds
statistics as of 2014