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The Child Safety Challenge – Dare to be Different

The Child Safety Challenge – Dare to be Different

Wondering what your kids are up to? You should be. Please educate yourself on the current threats to our kids in the form of social media challenges so that you can have an informed conversation with your young people. There are several making the rounds. #1 – The Duct Tape Challenge – One or a group of children duct tape another child and see how long it takes them to escape. Inherent dangers are asphyxiation and falling injuries. #2 – The Cinnamon Challenge – As seen on Mythbusters and YouTube, The spice, Cinnamon, is hydrophobic and, by definition, is not water soluble. The challenge involves trying to swallow a large […]

Holiday Safety Shopping Tips – Protect Yourself and Your Identity

Holiday Safety Shopping Tips – Protect Yourself and Your Identity

Holiday Safety Shopping Tips – Protect yourself and your identity It’s that time of year when customers will be out in full force in the stores and spending online. I want to provide you a few tips to protect your information from identity thieves who will be ready and waiting for you as well as give general ideas for physical safety when shopping in a public venue. Online Shopping If we’re anything alike, you eschew the grind of mall shopping and do the majority of your present purchasing in the comfort of your own home. Wine? Check. Laptop? Check. Credit card? Check. Forget about the crowds and craziness. Tips for […]

Privacy in a Brand Name Hotel – Protect Your Possessions

Privacy in a Brand Name Hotel – Protect Your Possessions

A YouTube user posted this video of a hotel housekeeping associate going through his belongings. Check our comments below for prevention tips! Do you really require a clean set of sheets every day you stay in a hotel? Not so much. Normally, hotels offer one enough amenities to allow a single occupant to stay for three days without needing new towels, etc. We strongly recommend using the Do Not Disturb signage on your door at all times and leaving the TV on in your room when away. This will give the appearance that the room is occupied. Single room occupants can give a simple shout into the room upon departure […]

STOP Sex Offenders From Using Apple Airdrop on YOUR iPhone

STOP Sex Offenders From Using Apple Airdrop on YOUR iPhone

When we think of a flasher we tend to think of a creepy guy wearing a trench coat and nothing else. There’s a new kind of flasher on the loose these days and Apple’s Airdrop on the iPhone makes it easy for cyber-flashers to find immediate victims. Watch the short video in this BBC link to learn how to keep your phone safe… and prevent the need for eye bleach … and therapy 😉 http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33889225

Is My Daughter Dating An Axe Murderer? How to Run a Background Check on Anyone – Part One

Is My Daughter Dating An Axe Murderer? How to Run a Background Check on Anyone – Part One

Reasons for a Background Check: One of the most common inquiries we receive at our firm is to look into someone’s background. Some clients need to know with whom their children are spending time. Others want to check out a potential spouse. The more financial savvy individuals are looking to find whether a potential investment is sound or if the deal may be a scam. Persons of a more litigious nature want to dig up the dirt before getting into the courtroom to either get something on the other guy, or make sure their own witnesses can stand up to cross examination. The number of reasons for a background check […]

Surveillance or Stalking?

Surveillance or Stalking?

I’ve been contacted by a variety of clients who had decided, prior to contacting us, that they’d like to try doing surveillance on their own. Some clients, especially in divorce and custody cases, have a great support system to rely upon. It is often these clients who try to do surveillance on their own or use their support system to keep tabs on their alleged cheating spouse or bad parent. Although this can certainly save the client some money, it could also get one into trouble. I’ll put out some tips and cautions in the paragraphs to follow. First, if you’re in a state which requires licensure for private investigators, […]

Signs Your Spouse Is Cheating

Signs Your Spouse Is Cheating

No one wants to be the victim of a cheating spouse. It hurts the ego and leaves one wondering if the entire relationship has been a sham. The hurt can cut extremely deep and have a severe effect on future relationships. It can become hard to trust another partner again and cause brutal damage to one’s self-esteem. It can leave the victimized partner questioning everything about him or herself as well. Collateral damage can include the effect on children of the relationship as well as financial security. We’re often taught from childhood to ignore our instincts. Instincts, however, don’t go away. If you feel that something is wrong, it makes […]