February 25, 2017

Stalking Your Stalker: Russian Spy Tips for Meeting People from Dating Sites


So you've foolishly agreed to meet an online contact in meat space. And yet you know that online made meetings can be appointments to rob you[ Sacramento police warn of social networking robbery trend ]. What to do?

Never fear. Sensing's got you covered with his own training:Sense of Events: A Soviet spy on how to meet a dating-site match in person

Thanks to my training at the Army's counter-terrorism school and former Soviet spy Victor Suvorov's explanation of "fieldcraft," the steps that espionage agents take to avoid capture while spying on and in hostile countries, here are the rules for meeting anyone whom you have not met in person before:

1. Try to get a photo sent to you beforehand. The sticky wicket is providing one back. In a word, no. But if you are meeting someone from a dating site, this can be difficult. Judgment call to ask. But it is also likely that the other person's social media, perhaps even the dating site itself, will have one. But be prepared for it to be, um, inaccurate or out of date.

2. Do insist on being fully told how you will recognize the other person - what s/he is wearing, color of hair, does s/he wear eyeglasses, height, weight (yeah, good luck with that, guys), etc. Then when you go to meet, wear something else. If robbers are using these sites to lure you there, you do not want to show up looking like you.

3. Arrive very early. Suvorov wrote that he always arrived a few hours before the set time, found a spot away from the meeting place and keenly observed who came and went, especially those who came and didn't went. Of course, he was stealing military secrets so you don't need to arrive hours, plural, early, but one hour. And then watch. I am guessing that thugs will get there 15-20 minutes beforehand, so be alert, as Suvorov was, for men who arrive and seem to have no purpose being there. In other words, they look like they are waiting.... Read even more tips at Sense of Events

Posted by gerardvanderleun at February 25, 2017 2:25 PM
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Welp, if that's all you got, that's all you'll get.

srsly, nobody meets anybody, anywhere, impromptu any more?

I see potentially viable wimminz all the time, Menards, Kroger, state park, bank, hell everywhere, what's wrong with actually striking up a conversation and going from there, you know, like in the *ol' daze*?

I've been scanning craigslist for a couple months looking for a radial arm saw, and that's what these dating sites seem like. Impersonal, clandestine, dysfunctional, foreign.

Posted by: ghostsniper at February 25, 2017 6:34 PM

I know some who've sealed the deal on these sites, and none who've been bilked.

Church. Go to church if you're after a mate. Next best thing is a bar, but in that case, refer to everything DS writes in Spy vs Spy.

Posted by: Casey Klahn at February 25, 2017 7:45 PM

good post !!!!!! haha !!!!!! yes

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