Posts Tagged ‘Background Check’

What Does The Web Say About You?

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Ever wonder what information is available about you online? Have you tried to find out?

People do it all the time. We enter our names into Google or another search engine just to see what comes up. Sometimes we find ourselves, and sometimes we get hundreds of links that have nothing to do with us. A Florida college student recently decided to Google himself. What he found was deeply disturbing.

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American Education Week

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Few things in life are as important as a solid education. It helps shape your life today, and influences your future.

Your educational pursuits will last a lifetime. People can always learn, grow and improve their lives. That’s the impetus behind American Education Week, a nationwide event from November 14 – 20.

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October Is National Crime Prevention Month

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

In honor of National Crime Prevention Month, we’re sharing a few tips to help you deter criminals. You never know where a criminal may strike, so it is essential to be ready for any situation.

Predators look for easy targets; people they can take advantage of quickly. It’s up to you to prepare yourself, your home and your family to avoid becoming their next victim.

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identitytheftHow safe is your identity? A study from Javelin Strategy & Research showed that more than 11 million adults were victimized by identity thieves in 2009. That’s a 12% increase from the previous year.

The report also revealed that identity theft was responsible for a $54 billion loss to Americans. Victims typically spend more than 21 hours attempting to resolve this crime. It’s become an epidemic – so what are you doing to prevent identity theft?

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rundyrobertsonLast June, Rundy Charles Robertson supervised a group of people who were hired to clean up oil from the beaches of Pascagoula, Mississippi. Among them is a woman who claims Robertson raped her one night after work.

Her accusation led to an immediate police investigation. What they found was shocking.

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Back To School Safety Tips For Kids

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

School BusIt’s hard to believe, but August is almost half over. Parents everywhere are starting to focus on preparing their children to go back to school.

A new semester can be an exciting time. Kids will soon be meeting new people, learning new things and having experiences that will shape the rest of their lives. It’s up to parents to show kids how to make going back to school a rewarding, enriching and safe event.

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school chalkboardHave you ever thought about volunteering at a public school? If you were required to pass a criminal background check first, would that encourage or discourage you?

Adults across the country are now asked to supply a background report before they’re allowed to volunteer at local schools. It wasn’t always this way. Years ago most people who volunteered were welcomed in without many questions asked. Times were simpler and safer back then. Today we live in a world where stories about sex offenders and pedophiles are common, and it’s hard to know whom to trust.

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How Safe Is Your Next Blind Date?

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Online Dating SiteHave you ever met someone through an Internet dating site? How safe did you feel going out with a stranger?

Sure, everyone listed on the site has their own profile. You can see the person’s picture, bio, interests and other information … all of which is directly supplied by that person. This can lead to several questions. Did they provide accurate information? Were any important details left out? Is that photo even current?

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National Safety Month 2010

Friday, June 4th, 2010

NSC logoJune is National Safety Month – an opportunity to think about safety tips for adults and kids everywhere. PeopleFinders is committed to helping people keep themselves and their families safe, so we are happy to promote this worthwhile cause.
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childNearly 800,000 children are reported missing in the United States every year. Many are abducted by family members; others are taken by violent predators and sex offenders. This is an ongoing problem that affects us all.

May 25, 2010 is National Missing Children’s Day. It’s a chance to reflect on the widespread problem of child abduction, and consider what we can all do to keep kids safe. To help, PeopleFinders is happy to offer a few child safety tips.

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