Justin Lavelle

Justin Lavelle is the social media director and blogger for BeenVerified.com. He is based out of Northern Virginia.


Recent Articles by Justin

Avoid Facebook Friend Request Scams

March 13, 2019

Facebook friend request scams and viral hoax messages are rampant. Here's what you need to know about spotting and avoiding them.

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Cybersecurity 101: Steps You Can Take To Better Protect Your Data

March 2, 2019

As data breaches become more common, it's important to know how to better protect your personal data from hackers. Here are some basic cybersecurity steps you can take.

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Do You Know These Popular Apps Your Teen May Be Using?

March 15, 2019

There are a lot of popular smartphone apps that allow users to livestream to strangers or communicate anonymously. Is your teen using one of them?

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How DNA Testing Companies Are Helping Solve Crimes

March 7, 2019

Some DNA testing companies cooperate with the FBI in genetic testing on crime scene evidence samples. Here's what this might mean for legal investigations.

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How to Spot a Con Artist

March 14, 2019

It's important to know how to spot a con artist and understand how they might pick a target. Consider these five common traits of fraudsters.

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Snapchat Employees Spied on Users

May 24, 2019

According to a new report, multiple employees of Snapchat allegedly abused their access to user data several years ago.

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WhatsApp Security Breach: Here’s How to Protect Yourself

May 15, 2019

If you’re among the many people who delay updating the apps on your smartphone, ignoring the latest one from the free messaging service app WhatsApp may expose your phone and your personal information to hackers.

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Your iPhone Is Sharing Your Info Without You Even Knowing It

May 31, 2019

According to a new report from the Washington Post, even when your phone isn't in use, your device is busy sharing your data with a complex web of partners.

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Disclaimer: The above is solely intended for informational purposes and in no way constitutes legal advice or specific recommendations.