Of all the places where you might expect to find CIA agents lurking, the most common locations are likely to be diners and coffee shops according to former operatives.
Some of their favorite spots to visit?
According to one former spy, A. Fox, she says that one of her CIA instructors used Starbucks gift cards as a means to arrange meetings with students, telling them that if they needed to meet all they needed to do was buy a coffee. Once it was noticed that the gift card had been depleted of funds it would be known that a meeting was needed.
It's also known that agencies like the CIA have spent millions of dollars on hosting fake bait conferences as well, in an effort to persuade intellectuals to assist them and potentially defect from other countries. It is alleged that the fake bait conferences that they have put on and funded have essentially been taking place at college campuses that are located all around the United States.
To some, the CIA is a valuable intelligence agency that helps to keep us safe from legitimate security threats. To some others, it could be construed as a corrupt form of secret government that has arguably gotten out of control for some time now. Their history of torture practices are just the beginning of the problem. It's an agency that has the power to, and has on occasion, undermined the "rule of law" that we're told is supposed to be there for safety, regulated by checks and balances that ensure no organization will be able to skirt the rules. This is an organization that has been responsible for killing or torturing innocent individuals, in the name of safety. The potential for corruption that exists with this organization though isn't so comforting. It is easy to see how these actions of harming innocent people might fuel hatred and in-turn make people in the United States less safe as a result.