Archive for the ‘Safety’ Category

Don’t Become Catfish Bait- Be Informed!

Friday, January 16th, 2015

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Now that the holidays are over it’s time to find that special someone just in time for Valentine’s Day. Though online dating can be fun, exciting, and convenient, there is always a risk of running into a Catfish– someone who uses a false online persona to catch you. According to TheNextWeb.com there are up to an estimated 137.76 million fake profiles on Facebook alone- but you can avoid being Catfished (Or ending up on MTV’s Catfish: The TV Show).

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Halloween Haunt- Safetyville, USA

Friday, October 17th, 2014

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PeopleFinders.com is proud to once again be a sponsor for Safetyville USA’s Halloween Haunt in Sacramento, CA! Safetyville focuses year-round on helping children in Preschool through 3rd grade learn about safety, health, and fitness with interactive tours. During these tours children can learn important lessons about things like stranger danger, pedestrian safety, and nutrition.

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Celebrate Safer Internet Day

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

internetThe internet has managed to permeate every aspect of our lives and that presence can be quite awe-inspiring. But it can also be quite dangerous. With the insurgence of smart phones, the World Wide Web is in everyone’s pocket. Connecting with loved ones has never been easier with email, social media, and video calling. The internet should be free and open, but not at the expense of your safety.

When it comes to children and the internet, vigilance is the key. In several studies, there is quite the generational gap in understanding the power of the web. Most teenagers, children, and senior citizens admitted that they wanted to know more about the internet and how to be safeguarded.

Safer Internet Day is an annual holiday that promotes the safe and responsible use of online technology and mobile phones among children and young people. It will be held on February 5th, 2013 as a worldwide push to show people how to navigate the internet safely with these helpful tips.

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debyThe 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 and use it as an opportunity to steal from well-intentioned victims. These criminals demand payment on behalf of well-known corporations, but their intent is to pocket the money themselves.

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Your kids just can’t wait. School is about to end, and young people everywhere are determined to have the time of their lives. Summer is a glorious time for children.

Parents want to do everything possible to keep their kids safe, but it’s simply not possible to watch them every second of the day. There are precautions adults can take to protect their children, even when one or both parents are away. Here are 3 ways PeopleFinders.com can help:

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Keep your family safe with help from PeopleFindersHow 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 people who mean everything to you.

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World Communication Week

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

CommunicationDo you feel that our modern society has lost the art of personal communication? The simple act of two or more people talking, exchanging ideas and expressing emotions.

When you see the phrase personal communication these days, you might be inclined to think about electronic devices. Technology makes it easier than ever for people to stay connected. We can email, tweet or Facebook each other, find friends on Foursquare, and constantly check the current status of everyone we know. Our communication tends to happen on laptops, smart phones and personal tablets.

These are all great ways to keep in touch. But these same methods of connectivity may also be diminishing the act of one-on-one interaction. And nothing beats the simple exhilaration of two people talking to each other on the phone or in person.

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cyberHow 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, so it’s a great time to think about online safety. Check out these cyber safety tips, and then share your thoughts with us.

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Patriot Day: We Will Never Forget

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Patriot daySome events are so powerful that every detail becomes permanently etched into the minds of people who were there. A few are significant enough to impact the entire world. People will often share stories about how these moments affected their lives. These stories are passed on to every generation, because they must never be forgotten.

One of the most unforgettable and agonizing moments in American history began on September 11, 2001.

It started like any other morning. People woke up and prepared for a fresh new day. And then, without warning, everything changed. We heard the shocking news that a commercial airliner had crashed into one of New York’s Twin Towers.

The whole world stopped. We watched in horror as footage of the devastating crash was broadcast on every channel. We wondered what could have gone wrong. It wasn’t long before we learned the truth. Four planes had been hijacked. And things were about to get much worse.

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earl bradleyEarl Bradley, the pediatrician who was accused of child molestation, has been sentenced.

Bradley was a trusted and respected practitioner in Delaware for many years. In 2009 a shocking accusation led to an investigation of the doctor and his private practice, Baybees Pediatrics. Authorities discovered evidence that turned the local community upside-down and landed the well-known Bradley behind bars.

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