Category: Crime Prevention

Don’t Fall Victim to Rental Scams

It’s a scary scenario that plays out multiple times a day across the country. Eager renters sign a new lease for a place of their own, only to show up to the space to find it’s not really theirs and never was. They’ve become yet another victim of a rental scam. And now, not only Read More…

Three New Impostor Scams of 2018

You’ve probably heard of fraudulent emails claiming to be a government agency or phone calls requesting that cash is sent under the pretense of a loved one in trouble. What do these cons have in common? They are referred to as “impostor scams.” Although they come in countless varieties, these scammers try to impersonate someone Read More…

Could A Fake Debt Collector Be Calling You?

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently released a warning about fake debt collectors. These are predators who call people and pretend to be in charge of collecting consumer debts. Trouble is: the so-called collectors are actually criminals. Getting called by a debt collector can be a nerve-wracking experience. Scam artists take advantage of this fact Read More…

How To Protect Yourself And Your Family With PeopleFinders

How important is it to keep your family safe? Yes, that is a ridiculous question. The safety and security of your loved ones is the most important thing we can think of. At PeopleFinders, we take your safety very seriously. We offer several security-oriented services to help you protect yourself, your family and all the Read More…

Cyber Security Awareness Month – Are You Surfing Safely?

How much time do you spend online? If you’re like most people, then part of every day is spent shopping, networking and surfing the Web. It’s just so convenient. You can do most anything you want online these days. But there are some dangers every surfer should be aware of. October is Cyber Security Month, Read More…

October Is National Crime Prevention Month

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 Read More…

Are You Doing Enough To Prevent Identity Theft?

How 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 Read More…

What You Should Know Before Dealing With Strangers Online

Have you ever responded to an ad on a public forum website? Most of us have made a purchase, unloaded unwanted merchandise or contacted someone at least once after reading a post online. It’s a wonderful system. People can make transactions with eager buyers or sellers in any city. Individuals offering jobs or looking for Read More…

A Sex Offender Revealed

In 1997, Benjamin Cooper was convicted of sexually abusing a 15-year old girl. He served time in prison and was set free after completing his sentence. By 2010 he had moved into a family-based apartment complex in Buffalo, New York. Marine Drive Apartments is a rent-controlled building with more than 600 units. For about a Read More…

What Should Be Done With Sexual Offenders?

There are sexual offenders living in typical neighborhoods all throughout the United States. Some live near schools, day care centers or the homes of people who may be viewed as potential targets for sexual predators. The thought of living near a registered sex offender can be frightening, especially if you have young children. That’s why Read More…