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Taking the fight to the kidnappers and human traffickers Kidnappers and Human Traffickers are operating without impunity throughout the world. There are currently an estimated 25-30 million humans in captivity being sold for sex, forced into labor, or exploited for ransom. Kidnapping networks on average get $150,000 to $500,000 USD per person in ransom payments. …

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Why is it easier for Human Traffickers, Kidnappers, and Criminals to succeed than for those who fight against them?

Over two years ago, we started Captive Audience Prevention Training and Recovery Team in order to fight back against human traffickers, kidnappers, and others who enslave or exploit humans in captivity. We took our decades of experience in the government sector and coupled that with additional training and certifications in the civilian sector. Not only …

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An interesting series of first hand kidnapping stories

This past week we had the opportunity to hear a harrowing story of a missionary couple who had been kidnapped in Peru in 1985. Sadly this is a near identical story to another firsthand account of the kidnapping of an American family in Peru in 2017. What should we learn from this? In both stories, …

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Across All Lines

For two weeks, we have been blessed by a unique opportunity. We have been training a multi-faith group of women in how to protect themselves in all situations. In the room, there are Jewish women, Christian women, and Islamic women. They have an amazing relationship with each other. Each person present is a devout adherent …

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KRET: Kidnap, Ransom, Extortion, Terrorism

KRET risks are some of the biggest risks for businesses operating at home or abroad. Unfortunately these risks happen in both the physical domain and the cyber domain. The same actors who run the physical networks often handle the cyber networks. While a cyber kidnaping for ransom may not take away your physical freedom, it …

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Kidnapping statistics and what they do not show

I have spent the day sifting through all of the available statistics on global kidnapping and am amazed by what these statistics do not show. While I think the available statistics are important, we should be asking ourselves some questions. The first bias in the available reporting is that global kidnapping is underreported. Many kidnapping …

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Why I left my $140,000 – $200,000 a year job to form Captive Audience Prevention Training and Recovery Team

Many of my friends think I am crazy for leaving the $140,000 -$200,000 a year job I landed as I left the Army in 2013. They would tell me things like “wow you really landed on your feet” or “it is amazing you picked that job up right out of the gate.” I have to …

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Turning a Nonprofit

Who ever heard of such a thing? It’s supposed to be turning a profit, isn’t it? Well, not in our case. We started out with one mind and one heart and one passion… freedom. Freedom isn’t only for those who can pay.  In fact, there are many commercial services available to those who can afford …

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Our Passion is Freedom!

I often think of what is was like when I met an Army Special Forces Soldier (Green Beret) for the first time. I saw a small group of them standing together at a large military ceremony I attended with my older brother. They were different from the other soldiers I observed there. In fact it …

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It will never happen to me, until it does.

I love America and the freedoms we enjoy. I am especially fond of the fall season and how everything feels alive once again. The cool fall air, back to school, fairs and carnivals, football, and the turning of the leaves. It is truly easy to become complacent in our utopia. I even find myself falling …

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The morale implications of resistance

In December of 2016, UK film-maker Phil Cox and his friend Daoud Hari made their way from Chad into Sudan to make a film about the war-torn Darfur Region. Within just a few days of arriving, they were kidnapped. They spent 70 days in captivity. The entire story is a compelling read and I want …

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10 tips to help you get your head out of your app

We have spent time over the past few weeks researching the last string of active assailant attacks across the globe. The recent incidents in Garland, El Paso, and Dayton are just a few as well as a knife wielding assailant in New Zealand. We continuously ask the question, “How can we help make people aware …

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What Would YOU Like To Know?

For the last two and a half years, we have built and delivered courses to the general public on many different aspects of security. Our focus is on preventing and responding to captivity situations of all kinds, but at client’s requests, we have also delivered training on disaster response/security, school security, active shooter response, house …

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10 Critical Tips for Business Travelers

The world runs on business and business regularly requires travel. This can be as exciting as any other kind of travel, but we want it to be exciting for the right reasons. Business travelers can find themselves at particular risk because of a perception (right or wrong) that they have a high net worth. Therefore, …

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10 Critical Tips for Studying Abroad

Studying abroad can be the most exciting thing ever to come into the life of a college student. It offers mystery, adventure, and the chance to get to know another culture personally. Most adults look back at their study abroad time with nostalgia. Here are 10 tips for how to conduct yourself as a student …

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10 Critical Tips for International Vacationers

Anyone who leaves their country of origin for a destination abroad has any number of inherent challenges ahead of them. However, travel is an amazing experience which I would not care to withhold from anyone. It enriches lives, brings understanding and education, and leaves people with memories they will cherish for a lifetime. The world …

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The Profitability of Human Trafficking

According to a February 2019 Borgen report, human trafficking in Africa is a $13.1 billion dollar a year industry. Out of this number, $8.9 billion comes from sexual exploitation. Victims of sex trafficking yield $21,800 each, due to high demand, so even while forced labor has three times more victims, sexual exploitation generates more than double …

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Moral Compass or Moral Agenda? One might get you killed.

Last week a couple from Utah were executed at a checkpoint and their twelve year old son shot by unidentified gunmen in Patatlan, Mexico. The family was traveling through Patatlan at 3:30AM on their way to Acapulco when they come upon a checkpoint run by unidentified gunmen. The family chose to try to run and …

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If Not Us, Than Who?

Captive Audience got its name, not because of any intent to fleece our clients, but because we wish to call attention to a worldwide problem. A person who has been kidnapped, and all who love them, are indeed a captive audience. What can they do? The kidnapped individual and the people who love them are …

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Why would I need to take Anti Kidnapping and Hostage Survival or a similar travel security course?

I am sure that many readers look at our Anti Kidnapping and Hostage Survival (AKHS) course offering and ask “Why would I ever need that?” Some of you have responded similarly on Facebook and even in person. Others might say that taking something like this will just make them paranoid. We have heard all of …

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Human Trafficking Problems, Starting South of the Border

Global Human Trafficking Networks (GHTNs) all have similar traits, but the networks in Mexico and all of Central America are some of the worst. What does it take for these organizations to run, make money, and survive? Human Trafficking, like any illicit business model, is first driven by demand for the product or service and …

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Power, Networks, Money, and Lies

The News Media is currently focused on multi-millionaire Jeffrey Epstein and those who have stepped forward to accuse him of human trafficking. This case is high profile because of the number of wealthy personalities and celebrities who are linked to his  outlandish parties. Many ask how Epstein could have been able to commit these crimes …

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No Going Back

I had an opportunity the other day to speak at length with a woman who had come out of 4 years of sex trafficking. She was quite open with her story and welcomed every question I had. I learned some tremendously important things in the course of hearing her story. Several times, during the course …

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The Importance of Training

Yesterday, the US Department of State Overseas Advisory Council made this statement about companies who send personnel overseas. “Due to the prevalence of crime in Ghana, ensure travelers and in-country personnel exercise good security practices, and consider providing training and behavior modification to improve situational awareness and reduce practices that can increase vulnerability; criminals routinely exploit …

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Kidnapping and Murder in Salt Lake City

The news has been full of reports about the kidnapping and murder of Mackenzie Luek in Salt Lake City last week. While there have not been a lot of details released regarding the story, the sad reality is that this is not an isolated story in the United States. Mackenzie knew her kidnapper, whom she …

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Last week, my team was traveling to New York to teach Anti-Kidnapping and Hostage Survival. We arrived at the hotel, checked in, left our luggage in our rooms, and headed back out to have dinner. When we returned to the hotel, we decided to go looking for the gym. We followed the wall signs on …

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Summertime Human Trafficking Ruses. Is your teen at risk?

Human trafficking is not a discriminator of race, ethnic origin, or socioeconomic group. The reality is that there are as many teens from upper middle class families being trafficked as there are teens from poor families. Sadly many of these teens are trafficked right under their parent’s noses while they live under the same roof. …

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Podcast

Captive Audience Prevention Training and Recovery Team has recorded a podcast demo to showcase who we are, what we do, and why we do it. Since so many of you read our blog from overseas, I thought you might like to hear us instead of read us today. So, here is a 10 minute podcast …

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Easy Target or Creature of Habit

We have spent a lot of time studying Kidnap for Ransom and Human Trafficking cases around the globe and the way criminal networks, gangs, and cartels choose their victims. My comments today are as relevant in the United States as they are overseas. Our desire is to limit the ability of these groups to target …

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Worth It

Captive Audience Prevention Training and Recovery Team specializes in preventing and responding to hostage situations anywhere in the world. We bring over two decades of field experience into the classroom to give you the most comprehensive prevention and response education available in the civilian world. Comprised of a team of Virginia Department of Criminal Justice …

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Why Hands-On Training Matters and Why It’s Necessary

Are you an overseas business traveler, missionary, NGO worker, journalist, study abroad student, adventure traveler, college student, or manager of an organization that handles any of those previously mentioned? This post may be relevant for you. Today I researched violent crimes, rapes, murders, kidnappings, terrorist incidents, and other violent crimes perpetrated against the group of …

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Anti-Kidnapping and Hostage Survival Course June 20-22, 2019 in Ellenville NY

Who should attend: We recommend that anyone who is an overseas business traveler, missionary, NGO worker, journalist, vacationer, high adventure traveler, or other globe-trotter, take this course. We also recommend this course for executive protection agents, security professionals, and clergy who sponsor overseas missionary programs. Why it is important: Every year there are over 1000 …

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Reunification

In our county, according to a 2015 census, our foreign-born immigrant population is 32% of the population. That is an enormous number. In that community, it is not uncommon for parents to immigrate years before their children join them here. Sometimes, as many as ten years will have passed before the family can be reunited. …

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Mindfulness and Hostage Negotiations with Yourself

We have given several seminars recently on the psychology of captivity to mental health professionals, law enforcement, missionaries, and everyday travelers. One of the key things we talk about in our seminars and in our Anti Kidnapping and Hostage Survival course is using mindfulness to help counteract your captors attempts to cause you to feel …

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Express kidnapping is alive and well, situational awareness might save your life

We have been looking at a lot of recent case studies on Express Kidnapping, both here at home and overseas. It is alive and well and happens here in the United States as much as it does in foreign countries. Have you considered your situational awareness? Express kidnapping is the easiest and most secure method …

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Training Opportunity and Reasons Why

The US Department of State recently updated their threat and warning system to include countries where kidnapping for ransom is a significant issue. The list of 35 countries includes several countries where corporations regularly travel including: Mexico, Turkey, Philippines, Russia, and Ukraine. I must also add that almost every country in Africa is on the …

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Statement from a serial rape survivor

We work with people from all walks of life from all over the world. We have met all kinds of lovely people and all kinds of evil people. We have met human traffickers and trafficking survivors. We have met rapists and rape survivors. We have met murderers and have picked up bodies. We have met …

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Stigma

Stigma: “A mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person, i.e. the stigma of having gone to prison will always be with me”. This past week we presented at the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation’s World Congress on the psychology of captivity, and attended an Emotional Body Armor Course with the Virginia …

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Brooklyn, Baltimore

Yesterday, we met with a charity in Baltimore called City of Refuge. They took us on a tour and told us many stories about how they “lead with love”. They live and work in a community where 55% of the kids drop out of school at or before 9th grade. Their goal is to change …

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Coming home from captivity: Who is effected and why it matters

This past weekend we taught a seminar on captivity at the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation’s World Congress. Our goal was to help others to understand the plight of those who have been held against their will in kidnapping events, human trafficking, and any other situation where people are captivity. What is it like to …

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Get out of the trafficking life. Or can you?

The recidivism rate amongst human trafficking victims is incredibly high. Victims of human trafficking who manage to break free of the trafficking world, have an incredibly difficult time adjusting to freedom. In many cases, the freedom is too much for them and they return to the devil they know. If you can, imagine being forced …

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The Damage Group

Today’s post is going to be far more graphic and intense than we usually write. There is a concept I just have to convey; the concept of the damage group. There is actually a group, a subset within the human trafficking world, that is earmarked to sustain intentional damage at the hands of the customer …

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In Plain Sight

Imagine living next door to a prison and having no idea it was there? That is exactly what happened to an entire community in 2013. Ariel Castro was a local school bus driver and band guitar player. Ariel Castro was a divorced father whose wife left him because of his abusive behavior but he still …

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800,000 children in the US go missing a year, That is 2,185 children a day. How much situational awareness do you have?

According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 800,000 children go missing in the United States each year. That is nearly 2,185 every day. How does this happen in a country that prides itself on law, justice, and everything good? How much situational awareness do we have? I have noticed an interesting trend …

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The real battle in our backyard

Every day I wake up and ask if I can make a difference? It is one thing to recognize that there is a true battle going on in our backyard, it is another to do something about it. Human trafficking is going on all around us, yet it is most often unrecognized, or never reported. …

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A Disturbing Reality

Yesterday, I read an article put together by John Whitehead at the Rutherford Foundation entitled “The Essence of Evil: Sex with Children Has Become Big Business in America”. I am going to spend a few days on this article. Although the article is painful to read, it is packed full of the inconvenient, in-your-face truth. …

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Are you fit enough to survive? (I am not going to die here today.)

One last lesson from the Salt Creek kidnapping The Salt Creek Kidnapping has been full of lessons learned and I would like to share one more lesson with you before we move on to another case study. My question for everyone is, are you fit enough to survive? Twenty thee year old Lena Rabente woke …

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The Salt Creek Kidnapping, The Dangers of Meeting Someone Online

We discussed the Salt Creek incident in our last blog post. However, there are other incredibly important lessons to be learned from this kidnapping. Our two intrepid backpackers, Beatriz and Lena, needed a ride from Adelaide, Australia to Melbourne and decided to seek a ride through an online venue called Gumtree. The ladies had decided …

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Do you have the will to fight?

Many twenty-somethings plan big adventures as they complete college, and prepare to enter the work force. I know I was certainly not an exception to this and still find myself seeking big adventures. The problem is that many free spirits decide to go on these adventures without seeking out any travel awareness training. Two twenty-three …

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How Resilient are you? Could you survive and escape a kidnapping?

Last year 13 year old Jayme Close escaped an 88 day kidnapping. Her kidnapper, Jake Patterson, brutally kidnapped her from her own home after killing her parents in front of her. Jayme was kept under her bed in a rural cabin during the entire ordeal and often went more than 12 hours without going to …

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Act Like You Know, Protecting your Man Card

I would like to point out that my comments are not focused on my friends in military, law enforcement, EMS, and other professions who value continual training, and refresher training. My friends in these professions are truly examples for all of us. What I would like to address is a growing trend I have witnessed …

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The Truth About What A Captive Can Expect

There are currently over 1000 confirmed cases of westerners in captivity somewhere in the world. Westerners are targeted at a higher rate because they are perceived to be individually wealthy. A western hostage will bring a ransom of anywhere from $250,000 to $20,000,000. Even with Kidnap and Ransom Insurance, the individual’s family or company will …

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Your bad driving habits could set you up for failure

Are you a tailgater? Do you follow too closely in traffic, and are always in a hurry to get somewhere? If you are a high profile individual, celebrity, or international traveler, these habits could be your undoing. One of the most high-profile kidnappings in history was that of Aldo Maro a former Italian President, and …

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I did not request the plumbers

One of the most famous kidnapping cases of all time is the kidnapping of Lieutenant General James Dozier from his residence in Vicenza Italy in 1982. Some of you reading this will remember the case, but many readers will not. Some will say that was 1982, how is that relevant now? My answer to you …

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Arrogance and Ambivalence are your enemies

We have looked at hundreds of case studies of people who were targeted by criminals, terrorists, kidnappers, and traffickers while traveling abroad because of their affluence, religious affiliation, their sexual orientation, or their political leanings. It does not matter if you are right or left leaning or if you have an agenda or not. Your …

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Roofied!

Human traffickers, and sociopaths love to use the drug Rohypnal also known Roofies as their colloquial name.  Rohypnal falls under a category of drug generally referred to as a date rape drug along with other popular drugs such as Ketamine and Gamma Hydroxybuterate. Date Rape drugs have gained a lot of notoriety over the past …

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Plan your dive and dive your plan

One of the most important rules of SCUBA diving is that every dive should be planned and the plan followed as completely as possible, to ensure safety. Divers know that not following their plan can lead to catastrophe, decompression sickness, and even death. It has been my experience in the safety and security world as …

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Paranoia May Destroy Ya

I am reminded about an old early 80s song by the Kinks called Destroyer. The chorus of the song is simply “Paranoia May Destroy Ya”. We have many conversations with people over the course of each week about the need for security awareness training, and the concern that awareness training will make them overly paranoid. …

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He Who Hesitates Is Lost

Last week the NY Times wrote an article about a man named Jaburi. (Yes I know that is a Tribe and there are a million Jaburi’s in Iraq, Jordan, Syria, and Kuwait) Mr. Jaburi was kidnapped by ISIS in southern Iraq while truffle hunting with his nephew and cousins in the desert. While many falsely …

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Not even a drop in the bucket

We continue to read reports from West Africa such as 500 saved in anti-human trafficking operation in West Africa. The sad reality is that 500 is just a feel good number, and even 1000 would just be a drop in the bucket. Human trafficking, domestic servitude, slavery, organ harvesting, and kidnappings for ransom have become …

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Modeling and Pornography are often the gateway to Human Trafficking

I want to preface this post by saying not all modeling jobs are bad, and there are more good modeling jobs than bad ones. The problem is that anyone who pursues a modeling career and their families need to know the risks and slippery slopes caused by bad actors within the industry. Models are often …

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Awareness, Can you recognize human trafficking?

Have you ever been on a trip and seen something that seemed out of place? Over the past year we have spoken to a number of people who have been victims of trafficking. We have learned some very important lessons from these conversations, and think it’s important to share them with you. This list is …

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A Maoist Approach to the Problem of Human Trafficking

I recently read a quote from an anti-human trafficking activist who said “We can always get someone out of the system, but we can’t take the whole system down.” I have to disagree with her, at least partially. Eighteen years ago in a classroom at Camp Mackall in North Carolina, I was introduced to the …

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The Story of our Logo

Do you know what it means to have a calling? Have you ever felt a burning passion in your heart for a mission or a cause? Have you ever been so personally motivated to fight evil, that you have thrown yourself, and everything you have, into it? We have. Captive Audience Prevention Training and Recovery …

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It may come down to you

A Chief Executive Officer of a large company stated that he did not need to know anything about personal security because he has the best body guards, drivers, and security that money can buy. We have also heard similar statements from journalists, NGO workers, and others. I would like to offer a differing view and …

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Train as though your life depends on it

All of my life I have had one motto, “Train as if your life depends on it!” We at Captive Audience live and breathe that motto every day. We will be offering two separate courses 90 miles North of Manhattan in Ellenville, New York March 6-8th, and 9-10th. March 6-8th is a course I would want …

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Why should I take Anti-Kidnapping and Hostage Survival or other Traveler Awareness Training?

The other day we spoke a gentleman who will be traveling to a Mexican resort area for a conference in a few weeks. As quickly as we heard the word Mexico we handled the gentleman our business cards and told him about the training we will be offering March 6-8th, 90 miles North of Manhattan in …

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Reusable Resource; You can only sell drugs once but you can sell people thousands of times.

Human beings are being exploited all over the world, the exploitation often happens right in front of us, and is often protected by archaic laws. It is far easier to place a label on the exploitation by demonizing the victim than it is to really look at things as they really are. It is easier …

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Resources In An Expanding Incident; The Disaster We Face

As we prepare to discuss the psychology of captivity at the ICISF World Congress in May, I have been feverishly reading articles, watching documentaries, reading interviews, and conducting interviews. Human trafficking in Northern Virginia, slave markets in Mauritania, organ harvesting in Egypt, slave trading in Libya, and enough articles to fill volumes of books without …

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Your Crisis Plan

We are constantly looking at case studies of missionaries, aid workers, and members of the press who have been kidnapped for ransom abroad. Some of these cases involve people being held by ISIS, Abu Sayyef, The FARC, and criminal cartels. One thing that repeatedly stands out to me, is the family is almost always caught …

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Dissonance (I don’t need training because it will never happen to me.)

I just spent some time on the Aid Worker database researching the number of reported kidnappings of NGO aid workers kidnapped in 2018. Surprisingly 31 aid workers were kidnapped, 28 of which survived. Two were kidnapped and killed. I have not found a reputable database for missionary incidents but know from my research that the …

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How Kidnapper’s Target People

Kidnapping for Ransom (KFR) has become one of the biggest methods for making money amongst criminal networks outside of the United States, Canada, and Western Europe. Kidnapping for ransom does occur in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe but they are far less frequent than places like Mexico, Honduras, Columbia, India, and Pakistan. Kidnappings …

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People Not Systems!

Captive Audience Prevention Training and Recovery Team was asked yesterday what makes us different than the big Goliath security companies and their approaches to countering kidnapping for ransom, extortion, and terrorism. Our response was very simple, “We focus on people and not systems”. One of the Special Forces imperatives that I learned was that humans …

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Shock Of Capture

Kidnappers, traffickers, slave owners, and captors of all kinds, use the shock of capture to quickly gain control of the people they hold. Captivity by itself is an extremely draining and emotional experience for the captive. The loss of freedom and control over oneself alone can be incredibly taxing. The methods that captors employ to …

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Learned Helplessness

A common theme in Kidnappings, Human Trafficking, or even among Prisoners of War is the way in which the captors control their captives. In many cases, these events start with an extremely violent episode. This episode may be prolonged and include psychological abuse, physical abuse, and sexual abuse. This extreme event is designed to dehumanize …

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What Color Is The Elephant?

Human Trafficking in the United States is an incredibly complex problem in relation to other problems such as drugs and gangs. Local, state, and national laws are not written to truly address the issue, and in some cases, the laws are restricted because of ethnic and religious sensitivities about the age and familial relationships related …

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The Elephant in the Room, Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking is not just a local problem, it is an international problem. Human Trafficking is one of the key ways criminal organizations fund themselves. Cartels, gangs, and organized crime organizations use human trafficking as a way to subsidize their income. One of the unique phenomenon’s I have observed is that Human Trafficking becomes more …

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The Fire Department Is Not Coming

 I retired from Army Special Forces in 2013 and, like many veterans, spent some time trying to find myself. One of the things I did during the past five years was to take the County Community Emergency Response Team course (CERT). (Class #89 for my fellow CERT friends) The instructor wrote something on the board …

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Thank You

It is now January 1, 2019. I have completed 365 Days of Survival. I hope you got something valuable out of it. Thank you for allowing me to share with you every day. Thank you for taking the journey with me. I will now transition to less frequent postings about different topics. However, I do …

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