Safety & Prevention

How to React During a Mugging

How to React During a Mugging

While we sincerely hope you never need this advice, it’s better to have a game plan in place. Mugging is a disturbingly common crime, especially in larger cities. There are some steps you can take to minimize the risk of being mugged in the first place. Sticking to busy, well-lit …

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The Rise of Charity Fraud And Fake GoFundMes

The Rise of Charity Fraud And Fake GoFundMes

This week, police arrested an Arizona man after he scammed people out of tens of thousands of dollars through charity fraud. He’s far from the only one to try getting rich by claiming to be sick. He Faked Multiple Illnesses–And His Own Death 49-year-old Christopher Wade Nelson told friends that …

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6 Ways to Make Your Home Safer Right Now

6 Ways to Make Your Home Safer Right Now

Home security begins with you. If you are concerned about break-ins, package theft, and other security concerns, you can take steps today. Check Your Outer Doors Exterior doors are the most common entry point for burglars. Make sure that you have a solid wood or metal-core door installed in every …

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What Is Catfishing–And Is It a Crime?

What Is Catfishing–And Is It a Crime?

This week, a Kentucky woman who is serving 15 years in prison for embezzlement made an astounding claim. She wants to be granted “shock probation,” where an offender spends a small portion of their sentence behind bars and is then released on probation for the remainder of her time. Why …

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Your Ultimate Guide to Password Security

Your Ultimate Guide to Password Security

Internet crime is on the rise. And if you use the same password on multiple sites, you could be putting yourself at unnecessary risk. Here’s how to overhaul your personal password security to protect yourself, your money, and your identity. Make a List Many of us have accounts on sites …

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The 5 Most Dangerous Cities in America

The 5 Most Dangerous Cities in America

Although the coronavirus pandemic has lowered the rates of certain crimes across the country, some cities are still seeing spikes of theft or violent crime. Baltimore–which has long been considered one of the most dangerous cities in the United States–just announced that homicides are up. Dr. Tyrone Powers, a former …

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5 Smart Ways to Spend Your Stimulus Money

5 Smart Ways to Spend Your Stimulus Money

If you’ve gotten a coronavirus stimulus check recently, you might be tempted to blow it on fun stuff. But you’d be better off spending at least some of that money on purchases to keep you and your family safe. Investing in home or personal security is more important than ever. …

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