Students should be very wary of anybody who approaches them, particularly if they are in a van. Be cautious of surroundings and travel with someone you can trust.
Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) April 08, 2014
Worldwide Intelligence Network, a California based personal protection specialist with offices in New York, has issued a warning to college students on Spring Break vacationing in popular destinations such as Florida and Mexico.
“Kidnappers are trolling for college kids on Spring Break. Victims are taken into a van by asking if they’re interested in participating in a reality show. They’re asked to fill in form with all of their personal info,” states founder of Worldwide Intelligence Network, Robert Mann. “The perpetrators then borrow the cell phones of their victims to eliminate communication lines. After their victims have been isolated, a ransom demand is made for their release.”
According to the US State Department, there will be approximately 100,000 college students traveling to Mexico on Spring Break, many without parental supervision. According to the crisis management division of American International Group (AIG), an international insurance and financial services organization, there are over 20,000 reported Kidnap-for-Ransom incidents annually, and 48% of these occur in Latin America. However, this number does not include any unreported incidents. As a result, it is believed that 100,000 cases per year is a more realistic figure. Worldwide Intelligence Network works closely with one of the most renown Kidnap for Ransom Negotiators for Latin America, Michael Clayton.
“Students should be very wary of anybody who approaches them, particularly if they are in a van. Be cautious of surroundings and travel with someone you can trust,” warns Mann.
About Worldwide Intelligence Network
Worldwide Intelligence Network is a private investigative agency with forty years of collective investigative and personal protection services experience. Many of the network’s investigators and personal protection agents are former members of the FBI, Secret Service, CIA and police force. A comprehensive range of investigative and protection services is offered in nearly every metropolitan city in the world. For more information, visit http://www.wincor.com/.
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