Posts Tagged ‘Background Check’

A Sex Offender Mixes With Royalty

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
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Prince Andrew, Duke of York

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, is under fire for her association with a known sex offender. Her former husband, Prince Andrew, could lose his position as Trade Ambassador due to his connection with a convicted criminal.

By now, both probably wish they’d never heard the name Jeffrey Epstein.

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What Does The Web Say About You?

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

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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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October Is National Crime Prevention Month

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

crimeIn 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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Prevent Identity TheftHow 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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Gulf 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 Safety Tips 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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pass 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

safe 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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lessons 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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news Phillip GarridoIn August, 2009, Phillip Garrido and his wife Nancy were arrested for the abduction of Jaycee Dugard. The abduction occurred in 1991, when Jaycee was only eleven. She was held captive for nearly two decades. During that time, Jaycee was sexually assaulted on a regular basis, and gave birth to two daughters.

Phillip Garrido brought the young girls that he fathered with Jaycee Dugard to the UC campus in Berkeley on August 24. While there, he met a police officer named Lisa Campbell who asked him to return for a meeting the next day. Campbell was suspicious of his unusual behavior, and noted that the girls should have been in school.

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