Does someone powerful fear what you know or what you might say? Do you have ruthless rivals or competitors? Are you a corporate critic, activist or whistle blower? Have you developed valuable intellectual property or invention a corrupt corporation craves?
Have bizarre, inexplicable things started happening that make you think something weird is going on? You may be targeted for retaliation, silencing, harassment or intellectual property theft.
What do you do? How do you protect yourself? We'll share strategies and insights you can use to protect and defend yourself coming from our personal experiences dealing with these crimes over an extended period of time. ReportingWrongdoing.com summarizes our experiences as a major bank whistle blower.
Whistle Blower Survival will continue to grow. We will post and organize additional material as we proceed. Ask questions in the comments section below, we will try to answer them.
Help For WhistleBlowers
Don't be deluded by cheery whistleblower photos and websites - Whistleblower attorneys and whistleblower support organizations like P.O.G.O. and G.A.P. only want False Claims Act cases involving fraud against the federal government. If your whistleblowing does NOT fall within that narrow category, they will NOT help you.
False Claims Act actions involving fraud against the government provide for triple damages and can be very lucrative. Other types of whistleblower retaliation cases are more problematic.
Who Is Targeted And Why
Whistle Blowers and Corporate Critics
Inventions and Intellectual Property - If you have developed or own intellectual property someone wants to steal, expect bad things to happen. Why should corporations pay for inventions or brand names if they can just take them?
Killing you outright might raise questions about how they legitimately ended up with your property, so they seek other, more devious ways to gain control of it. They don't want their actions to be exposed. They don't want to generate any suspicions or negative publicity. They don't want anyone to say Company X killed him/her to get their patent, trade mark or formula.
A prominent Coca Cola heir made a very public play for my Happiness Habit® and Make Happiness YOUR Habit™ trademarks, thinking he was acting with impunity. Positive Psychology plays a big part in Coke's marketing plans. It was his compensation for participating in the whistle blower retaliation.
Know Your Opponents:
Google: Anonymous HBGary to discover how national security contractors like HBGary and Palentir working for major Washington DC law firms like Hunton Williams silence whistle blowers, corporate critics and leakers.
The casual, cavalier ways the PowerPoints were presented indicates these operations are common in the corporate world.
Your opponents may range from local thugs to sophisticated national security contractors.
Your Opponents Goals: Their goal is to distract, discredit, disgrace, distress and isolate you so you can be eliminated incident. They will try to make you appear and make you feel crazy. Expect them to be vicious, ruthless, devious and deceptive.
You may be facing sophisticated national security contractors with extensive resources, connections and experience. They may employ or involve local people or neighborhood thugs. Chances are, all this is new to you. This is what to expect.
Corrupt Contractors - A large (60-70%) percentage of our estimate $60 byn annual national security budget is paid to private contractors, some of whom are corrupt. Large national security contractors often provide personnel to multiple federal agencies and advise policy makers at high levels. They are able to commit crimes, cover them up and get complicity from other law enforcement agencies.
These contractors also work for private corporations and bring all their top secret, high tech skills and connections to their private "consulting" engagements. Think James Bond with an unlimited budget.
How They Work - If a guy shows up flashing a FBI, Homeland Security or DEA badge and asks you for a full run down on what you know about an individual, most patriotic Americans would assist.
If they ask you to engage the "suspect," report back all the details of your conversations without committing to doing any business with them, again, most of us would comply. We wouldn't be able to verify the veracity of what we were being asked to do because investigations are confidental.
We also wouldn't hire or do business with a person who is under government investigation.
Expect Plenty of Plants - People will be placed or positioned close to you to monitor your plans and habits, to try influence you and to create chaos at critical moments. Learn the art of being pleasant and completely opaque in your communications. Politicians do it all the time.
Expect Dirty Tricks - deliberate ploys to distract, discredit embarrass you. Actor or impostors may be sent to "befriend" and "assist" you, anything they can do to get close to you, learn of your plans and understand your vulnerabilities and weaknesses.
Or they may make public announcements of their friendship and closeness to you and then turn on you, betraying a lot of false secrets.
Domination And Control - They are looking for ways to control your behavior
No Nanny Cams? Any surveillance system is only as good as they physical security that surrounds it, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If the Goons know surveillance equipment is present, they can wipe it clean of any evidence whenever they wish.
Many surveillance systems operate on wireless networks whose presence is easy to detect. They run a scan, see the signals and find the system. There is physical evidence when the systems are hard wired. Systems that send signals through the existing wiring of your home or office may be your best bet, but they must be purchased and installed secretly.
Remember all your credit card transactions and all your movements are probably being monitored.
Locked Cars Are Not Secure - Major automobile manufacturers keep the key codes for all the cars they manufacture in centralized parts data bases to make it easy for dealerships to assist with repossessions and to help customers who are locked out of their cars.
This means any goon with access to the manufacturer's parts databases anywhere in the world can pull the code to duplicate your car keys. Then it's just a matter of cutting a key and your opponents can search your car anytime they wish.