Nobody wants to get caught in this business, we all must be careful. For those who have been doing this a long time, you might have let your guard down. What we want you to do is to keep your guard up at all times. Just like in boxing, you’ve got to keep your hands up because the moment your hand goes down is when they’ll hit ya.
Change Your Phones
If you haven’t already done so, it may be time to switch up your phone numbers and to get a new phone. What we recommend is to get the old flip phones. Although smart phones are useful, they can be used to track your movements, making it risky for criminals like us.
As for phone numbers, you can use the prepaid phones or get cloned accounts. Cloned accounts you can get through organized crime or through some hackers. These accounts are replica accounts of existing phone numbers of a complete stranger, as long as you keep the payment up to date, the accounts go unnoticed.
Switch Up Your Reload Spots
When was the last time you switched up your reload spots? If you’ve been using the same location for the past year, your enemies might be on to you. The worst thing that could happen is if the cops do a raid on one of your properties or if a group of jackers come looking for your shit.
When you go back to your property, make it a habit of circling the block at least 2 times before driving directly to your location. If any people are following you, you’ll notice them and when they notice that you’re circling around, they’ll make the exit on one of the turns. This is when you get a description of their vehicle and see the occupants of the vehicle. If you suspect they are cops, leave them alone. If they’re a bunch of gangsters, keep on circling the block while keeping a distance from them, phone your people and kick them out of the area. This scenario reflects the importance of having a couple people posted up at your spot at all times.
For some of us, get used to using commercial properties such as offices as reload spots. These are way more inconspicuous than normal residences and are more convenient to access. If you have a lot of traffic coming in and out, this might be the perfect place. Normally these properties go on a 5 year lease but negotiate down to a year or even a 3 year if you can, and also make sure that you have a couple of them, obviously under someone else’s name. A small office in a huge tower in the middle of downtown may be something you need.
Switch Up Your Vehicles
You can’t ride the same whip forever, we need to change them every year. This year buy 2 vehicles just in case. They don’t need to be expensive but they must match your surroundings. If there are a lot of Chrysler minivans driving around, drive Chrysler minivans. Pay attention to the make, model, and color of the vehicle. The more of these vehicles that you see on the road, the better. Our job is to blend in with the scene, not stand out.
Add Extra Layers of Insulation
Further your distance from the streets. The more people you get working for you, the better. You never want to come in contact with the streets once you’re established. When you’re starting, you’ve got to put in some work but you know what I mean.
You can’t do everything yourself in this business and if you do, you might be making a little more money but you’re assuming a lot of the risk. Our job is to pass along the risk and to get our people to do the dirty work. You might make a little less in the beginning but watch what you do in your spare time. Because you no longer have to hit the streets, you’ll start thinking about other things as working on your business, not working as a worker in your business.
Everybody Keep It Real