How to Spot a Con Artist

How to Spot a Con Artist

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.

How DNA Testing Companies Are Helping Solve Crimes

How DNA Testing Companies Are Helping Solve Crimes

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.

Jail vs. Prison: What's the Difference?

Jail vs. Prison: What's the Difference?

"Jail" and "prison" are often used interchangeably, but there is a difference between these two terms. Learn what it means if someone has been in jail versus in prison.

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

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

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.

Tax Season Identity Theft: Scams to Watch Out For

Tax Season Identity Theft: Scams to Watch Out For

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.

Top Craigslist Scams of 2018

Top Craigslist Scams of 2018

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.

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

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

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.

Think Someone Is Impersonating You? Here's What You May Want To Do

Think Someone Is Impersonating You? Here's What You May Want To Do

If you’re like most Americans, you’re active on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Reddit, and more. The information you post on these accounts can reveal a lot about you.

Which States Have the Most Cases of Identity Theft?

Which States Have the Most Cases of Identity Theft?

Identity theft is a big problem in the United States. Cyber criminals have been hacking into big data banks to pilfer personal information, including financial data, for many years.

Does Bravo's 'Dirty John' Live Up to Its True Crime Inspiration?

Does Bravo's 'Dirty John' Live Up to Its True Crime Inspiration?

Bravo’s _Dirty John _just premiered on November 25, and it’s already got people buzzing. The show, adapted from the popular true crime podcast of the same name, is a fictionalized version of the very real story of Debra Newell, a wealthy divorcee who fell for a seemingly perfect man with a troubling past.

Don't Fall for the "Secret Sister" Scam on Facebook

Don't Fall for the "Secret Sister" Scam on Facebook

Holiday greetings, festive videos, and other celebratory posts fill your social media feeds during this time of the year — along with clever scams designed to target you for your money, identity, or other personal information.

After 27 Years, An Innocent Man’s Murder Conviction Has Been Vacated

After 27 Years, An Innocent Man’s Murder Conviction Has Been Vacated

Valentino Dixon lost 27 years of his life. Perhaps it’s best described as years stolen from him by a system that, in his case, proved to be broken.

What Is The Dark Web And How Do I Access It?

What Is The Dark Web And How Do I Access It?

Most people have heard of the dark web, but many don’t fully understand what it is, how information gets there, or how to access it.