Category: Safety

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…

How to Discreetly Find Out More About Your Neighbors

For some people, talking to neighbors is a simple experience that takes no extra time or energy. In fact, some people even make great friends with their neighbors. Unfortunately, that’s the exception rather than the rule nowadays, as over 30% of Americans never spend time with their neighbors, a substantial increase from about 30 years Read More…

How to Stay Safe When Shopping Online

The Internet has become an intrinsic part of people’s lives, and it only continues to grow as we move further into the 21st century. One of the biggest benefits of the Internet nowadays is the ability to shop online. In fact, Amazon, the world’s largest retailer, is an online-only store, and it took in a Read More…

How to Choose the Right Daycare for your Child

Whether you’ve just moved to a new place or your old daycare just isn’t in business anymore, you’re still faced with the same problem: how to find a daycare that’s right for both you and your child. There are plenty of daycares competing for your attention, which means that you’re going to have to narrow Read More…

A Guide to Evaluating Neighborhood Safety When Home Shopping

When you’re home shopping, you’ll generally have a list of things you’re interested in. Proximity to jobs and school, size, and design are all important to you and your family. One of the most important aspects to consider, however, is safety. Whether you have children that might want to play outside, you enjoy walking, the Read More…

How Safe is Your Neighborhood?

People tend to assume they’re safe in their own homes. After all, it’s where you stay for the vast majority of your time, and you’re surrounded by other people who are also in their homes. It should be mostly safe for you, and you shouldn’t have to worry about anyone who might be interested in Read More…

Is Your Competition Hiring Felons? How To Find Out

  For the most part, businesses run a federal background check on their employees before hiring them. It’s not necessarily an issue if the job is something like food service, but you may not want someone with a criminally fast temper working with highly-sensitive customer files. Most businesses don’t hire individuals with federal criminal records, Read More…

Are There Predators in Your Neighborhood?

Everyone would like to believe that their neighborhood is safe. It’s not like you’d want to live in an area that’s dangerous, or a place where you don’t trust your neighbors. But the unfortunate fact of the matter is that predators are everywhere, and they could easily be in your neighborhood. Even if you know Read More…

How to Check the Safety of Your Airbnb Location

Airbnb was founded in 2008 as an alternative to hotels and short-term apartment stays, both to allow easier travel and to let homeowners monetize extra space that they’re not using. With over three million listings in over 65,000 cities, Airbnb is a great service that allows you to travel the way you want. However, staying Read More…