When traveling abroad, it’s important for everyone to plan ahead. However, this is especially true for Chinese billionaires. If you’re a Chinese billionaire, businessman, or another high-net-worth individual, you’ll need to do some pre-planning, which includes retaining high-level protection.
Contact WPG for Privacy and Confidentiality Before the Executive Protection Starts
Many clients make the same mistake: contacting us for executive protection after a threat has already been made. Those with celebrity status or high-net-worth individuals should always consider their privacy and confidentiality to prevent threats from being made in the first place.
What Can We Do To Prevent Kidnapping For Billionaires And Celebrities?
Just this month, Tushar Atre, a California-based tech executive, was fatally shot after he was abducted from his home. According to MSN, Atre, the founder and CEO of AtreNet Inc, was kidnapped during a crime that took place at his home on October 1st. The police previously suspected that the motive was robbery, although there have been no updates on the case since.
Unfortunately, billionaires and celebrities are always at risk for kidnappings. Their family members are also frequent targets used for criminals to get ransom money. Here’s how we can prevent these kidnappings. We highly recommend to our clients to have kidnapping and ransom insurance especially if they travel to high kidnapping countries.
Protecting your privacy is a necessary task when you are traveling in the US. Chinese billionaires may hire a security firm to guard them while they are on business. However, these bodyguards don’t have the knowledge or the skills to protect their client’s privacy.
Why Does Your Privacy Need to be Protected?
As a Chinese Billionaire, you may be at risk when traveling in the US. Letting the public know where you are at all times may be a bad idea. Consider someone who normally wouldn’t bother going through the effort of tracking you down. If you happen to post your whereabouts online, you can trigger their desire to come and pay you a visit.
When we at WPG protect our clients, we first built trust. This is true, especially for those from another country. There will always be cultural differences and trust issues. Right now, the US is in a trade war with China, so there’s already a lack of trust that Chinese billionaires have when visiting the states.
Trust doesn’t always come easy. It builds over a while if done right. When we start interacting and working with high-net-worth individuals from China, building trust is the most critical part of our initial stages of protection. They have to trust us, and everything that we’re doing is for their best interest in protecting their privacy, confidentiality, and of course, their physical wellbeing.
When it comes to executive protection, everyone thinks they are an expert. From clients to those that they are with, we are constantly bombarded with requests that, if taken, would undermine our ability to protect our clients effectively. When it comes to executive protection, think of your expert like you would a brain surgeon.
They Know How to Protect the Client. Trust Them
When it comes to your health, you would never tell a brain surgeon how to operate on you. The same should be true when it comes to your safety. Most client representatives have no training in protection, but still, try to tell us where to go and what to do. Unfortunately, that compromises their safety and could put them in a similar situation they’d be in if we weren’t there altogether. Make sure always to respect your protection expert’s authority and knowledge. They are there to keep you safe, much like how your brain surgeon is there to keep you alive. You must develop trust in allowing them to freely operate and make the best decisions for the client’s protection.
We believe that 95% of protection companies don’t understand that they are delivering a service. Instead of bragging about your fighting ability, we believe in providing the Gold Standard of service.
What is the Gold Standard Service?
The Gold Standard comes from the Ritz-Carlton’s techniques of delivering the best customer experience. This type of service offers comfort and luxury in the perfect amount to enrich the ambiance. Like them, we deliver a polished service that focuses on the client and their experience with our agents. Our Agents put the radar on and antenna up to anticipate the client’s needs before they ask us. To deliver a WOW factor on every detail.
Digital reputation management is one of those subjects that most people can’t understand until they have seen the results of an incident. The breadth and depth of the tools available to those with less than benevolent intentions in the modern age are staggering. The danger of ignoring the online world when it comes to executive security and privacy is undeniable. In some cases, it can be as bad or worse than any threat in the physical world.
While many hazards threaten only the high net worth individual’s reputation, others can create all kinds of ancillary problems, including:
- coordinated activity threats
- the potential of a real-world attack provoked by online activity
- various types of financial dangers
- personal photo hacking
The truth is, digital reputation management, privacy and protection can’t be overlooked.
Traveling in and out of a foreign country can be dangerous, especially for billionaires and other high-net-worth individuals and their families. Here are the five biggest threats billionaires face when traveling out of China.
Biggest Threats Facing High Net Worth Families Today
Possibility of Violence
It’s essential to have somebody do an intelligence report on the foreign country so that they know what the threats and concerns are. These reports can uncover everything from crime-ridden areas of a city to the possibility of violence. There could already be violence occurring in the area, so it’s important to know what places to avoid when you’re a high-net-worth individual. Violence can also occur when criminals find out that a billionaire is leaving or arriving at a particular time or place. Many people use email and post on social media about their whereabouts, but billionaires have to be mindful of who they’re telling certain information.
Possibility of Civil Unrest
Civil unrest can happen anywhere, and it’s crucial to find out if the country you’re visiting might have any issues that could potentially cause you harm. Protests can be peaceful, but sometimes they do result in violence and injury, something billionaires need to avoid at all costs.
Becoming a Target for Kidnapping and Extortion
If you’re traveling without security with your family or alone, you and your loved ones could be a target for kidnapping. Many criminals find that by kidnapping a loved one, they can earn a big payday, so it’s important to avoid situations where this might happen. Even if you are traveling with security, you will need more than one agent with you and your family to protect them from any unnecessary harm. You can quickly become a target of kidnapping or extortion if you aren’t mindful about who you tell what information, especially when it comes to your whereabouts and those of your loved ones.
While kidnapping and extortion are high-level crimes, there are others that you can fall victim to if you are traveling without security. Theft is just one of these crimes. When people with ill will know where you’re going, where you’re staying, and where you’ll be at all times, they can easily monitor you and steal from you. Whether its valuables or important information, you need to be aware of other times of high-level crimes that don’t physically cause you harm. The State Department might put out alerts to warn billionaires of such high-level crimes traveling to certain foreign countries.
Interactions with “Bad Guys”
Interactions with other people will happen during your travels. It’s only human nature, after all. Unfortunately, not everyone can be trusted. From those who are non-security who drive your car to people you interact with on the street, you may unknowingly tell the wrong person the right information. Even if the people you directly talk to have no bad intentions of their own, you can expect them to tell others about their talks with a billionaire, letting people, both good and bad, know information about you.
Executive Protection will help diminish the potential risks for billionaires traveling out of China so that they don’t fall victim to any type of harm.
The World Protection Group (WPG), acclaimed security and protection agency has recently created a new luxury executive protection firm for high net-worth individuals and celebrities. The new firm, called 001, aims to protect their clients without disturbing their lifestyle, a first in the Executive Protection Industry.
Mr. Moyer is an alumnus of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he spent additional time at the Bocconi School of Management in Milan, Italy, studying the strategic management of luxury businesses. Moyer has studied some of top brands like Porsche, Pagani, Bvlgari, Chopard, and Ferrari. He is a graduate of the Executive Security Institute (ESI), where he received a degree in Criminal Justice, in addition to the Executive Protection Institute & many other Executive Protection schools.
Featured on shows like ABC Nightline News, EXTRA, and E!, as well as publications like LA Confidential, Profile Magazine, Mother Jones and The Los Angeles Times, Mr. Moyer shares his distinctive knowledge and extensive background in the EP Industry, which first began when he started working for Hugh Hefner at the Playboy Mansion.
With the tagline, “We Protect Your Lifestyle,” 001 is the first luxury company in the Executive Protection Industry. The firm’s agents have been trained using The Ritz-Carlton Gold Standard of Service Operations, a style of sophisticated customer service which allows them to protect their clients and their lifestyle. After studying luxury brands, 001’s inception began as Moyer found that many high net-worth individuals and celebrities were hiring sub-par bodyguards to handle all of their security. He saw that these bodyguards often had no professional training in threat detection or security and were after much more than simply protecting their client; they were after money.
As professionals, 001, believes in the barrier between themselves and their clients, guarding their confidentiality with trained Executive Protection Agents. Moyer says that one of the biggest mistakes a client can make is to lack the understanding of what makes effective security. Moyer believes in properly educating clients so that they can spot what qualities make a good security expert, so that clients can help protect their own security.
All too often celebrities employ untrained bodyguards looking to make a quick buck and sell their personal information to the media. 001’s agents do not engage in unprofessional behavior that may include becoming close friends with the client or selling any of their information to the public. Instead, the most important element of the relationship is that of confidentiality to keep out the media while protecting clients from any physical harm. Simply protecting a client from bodily harm cannot completely protect their overall security, so Moyer set out to create 001 to protect both aspects of their clients’ lives.
001 seamlessly embeds security solutions into the lifestyles of their high net-worth clients to prevent breaches in security and privacy before they happen. Using a combination of sophisticated, high-level technology and security systems, high net-worth individuals and celebrity clients will have security and physical protection without disrupting their normal lifestyle.
001 manages the entire realm of their clients’ protection completely extending to the home, families, private jets, yachts, business and travel plans, and offices. The security process takes 6 months to a year to complete, but afterward, the client will feel comforted as they will be safe from possible threats or safety issues. Free to enjoy their lifestyles with the assurance of several impenetrable layers of covert protection, 001 allows clients peace of mind no matter where they are.
Because 001 ensures the greatest quality of service, they take on a limited number of clients so that they can do everything to protect their current clients. For more information, please visit: https://www.001wpg.com & https://www.worldprotectiongroup.com