By Doug Belton
I have a great suggestion for your first executive protection assignment. I recommend that before you start saving the rest of the world, begin by making the man or woman in the mirror your first primary protectee. Right now you are in the cross hairs of some shady people that want to squeeze as much out of you as possible. Scam artist who know that you are looking for a quality school to train for executive protection are hard at it working every angle to lure you in, but don’t let them.
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) released its 2009 findings, and from January 2008 to December 31, 2008 they received 275,274 complaints which represents a 31% increase from the previous year. 5% or over 1,600 complaints were from Nigerian Letter Fraud, and advance fee fraud. These criminals from the West African Nations, prey upon unsuspecting people by sending out letters and emails soliciting advance fees for services to be rendered.