Sunday, November 02, 2014

The Lure Stalk model

Lets talk about a couple who stays in apartment in a modern city like Bangalore.
Its a young working couple with a new born baby and a caretaker.
A caretaker who comes in at 5:30 AM in the morning and goes back at 9:30 PM in the night.

Why they need a caretaker?

  1. they don't want/know to cook
  2. don't have time to maintain their house
  3. don't have time to rear the baby
  4. earn heavily before they become old
  5. add your reasons here
Who is the caretaker?
She stays in the nearby locality where most low income people reside. 

How come the caretaker family are so close to a posh locality?
They are not close. Its the builder who got cheap mango groves near their locality for peanuts and converted into series of high rise apartment complex, creating a neighbourhood of disparity.

Who is caretaker's husband?
He is an auto driver who parks his vehicle outside the apartment complex and stays more still then mobile to make money. 
You mean he does not go around on trips to earn money. Yes, you got it. 

Then how does the caretaker family makes money?
The auto driver has information of all the people who go out of apartment complex. He knows when they go, what time they go and this is the topic of discussion with his fellow auto mates. 

So what's the big deal about it?
The young couple is busy modern family using the services which they can afford to pay. 

Now lets correlate a bit. 
You paying for the caretaker is like you buying a mobile phone. In return the mobile phone gives you some free services. The lure part is the free services that come along with the mobile phone. You are attracted towards the free because you can tell , can you take care of this and also this and this ....

And who is stalking. 
The caretaker also informs the auto driver about how her day is going, what the owners are planning and what is the expected behaviour of the family, where they go out and where do they come in etc.,

Now if somebody is behind your shoulders on dark street you may freak out. 
But if somebody knows more than you about you than you then what do you do?

Also, it could be that either the auto driver has loose tongue or can be coerced into revealing information either willingly or by force to elements with whom you are uncomfortable.

That was too much of a sentence. You need an example. Ok, here it goes. 
A frail old man who is residing in the apartment complex is the young couple's father. He goes to temple in the neighbourhood on every saturday at around 8:30 AM. He wears a gold ring and a gold necklace. 

One saturday morning a fat young lady on an unmarked scooter rides beside and stop in front of the old man and claims the old man looks suspicious. 
The old man is astounded. 
She claims to be from police intelligent team and suspect the old man is a thief. 
She demands that he hand her over his identity, his gold ring, necklace. 
The frailty causes panic and old man does what is being told in broad daylight.
The big fat thief disappears. 

Now this could be a chance event.
Or, this could be a well planned event with precision in human psychology with the sharpest minds on planet. Yes, you can call them hackers or thieves or whatever. 

So you see the lure stalk model. 

Still wondering what is this all about, do leave a comment and I will respond with a suitable narrative. 

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