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

The Smallest Counties in America by Population

February 13, 2019

If you've ever dreamed of living in a small town where everyone knows each other, you may want to check out homes in one of America's 10 lowest-populated counties.

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Were You Impacted By the Collection #1 Data Breach?

February 9, 2019

Were your email addresses and passwords exposed in the massive Collection #1 data aggregation? Here's how you can find out.

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It's College Test Prep Time: Don't Get Fooled by a Scammer

February 8, 2019

Is your high schooler getting ready to take the SAT or ACT? Watch out for college test prep scammers who claim to be from The College Board.

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Could Your Partner Be Secretly Married?

February 7, 2019

These behaviors could indicate that your new partner may be secretly married to someone else.

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How Soon Is Too Soon to Get Married?

January 31, 2019

When you find someone you love and care about, it can be tempting to jump into a more long-term commitment: marriage. However, many believe that getting engaged or eloping after a short period of time could potentially harm your chances of thriving as a couple.

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Going to Atlanta for the Super Bowl? Check Out Your Airbnb Host First

January 31, 2019

Congrats, you’ve scored tickets to see Super Bowl LIII! However, if you waited too long to book your trip to Atlanta, you probably couldn’t find an affordable nearby hotel.

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How to Find and Delete Your Old Social Media Accounts

January 25, 2019

Most people, especially those of the generations that grew up with social media, have a digital past they’d rather erase. Think Myspace (your “Top 8” is likely not the same now), Tumblr accounts (including all of the emo song lyrics you reblogged after that high school breakup), or embarrassing old Facebook photos (like the ones from wild college parties).

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Tax Season Identity Theft: Scams to Watch Out For

January 23, 2019

Tax season is approaching quickly, and over the next couple of months, individuals and businesses across the country will be filing their tax paperwork with the IRS.

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How Might Jeff Bezos' Divorce Impact His Wealth?

January 18, 2019

When a couple files for divorce, one of the first and foremost issues they’ll need to address is how to split up their assets. This question becomes a lot more complicated when you and your spouse are the richest couple in the world.

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Top Craigslist Scams of 2018

January 17, 2019

Online scammers are more prolific than ever these days. Although the public is aware of these scams, fraudsters are only getting smarter and more sophisticated in their use of technology to carry out their schemes.

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Took a DNA Test? 4 Things You May Want to Do When You Get Your Results

January 16, 2019

Consumer DNA tests are one of the hottest trends right now, with 23andMe boxes lining Target’s end caps and Kelly Ripa promoting Ancestry.com. It’s a pretty amazing concept: Spit into a tube and get a wealth of information about your ancestral history and family lineage.

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You May Want to Check Your Background Search Results Before That Next Meeting or Interview

January 11, 2019

It is to be expected that people meeting for the first time will often do some due diligence beforehand, whether the context is dating, business proposals or otherwise.

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How to Try and Find Out If Someone Is In Jail or Arrested

January 10, 2019

If you’re familiar with Dirty John, you might think it seems far fetched and there’s no way it could happen to you. The popular podcast and newspaper series is based on a true story, and recently it was turned into a Bravo TV series.

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