Reading, Pennsylvania Police Set Up Safe Meet-Up Point For Online Sales

This notice by the Reading, PA, Police Department identifies a smart option for people selling items to unknown individuals as a result of online transactions. In the Beaufort, Hilton Head, and Bluffton, South Carolina areas, Private Investigation Services Group recommends similar police or sheriff stations or sub-stations, fire houses, or other public safety locations as …

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Sexual Predators Utilizing Video Games, Chat Apps To Connect With Victims

This article by By NELLIE BOWLES and MICHAEL H. KELLER appeared at the New York Times in December 2019. Sexual predators and other bad actors have found an easy access point into the lives of young people: They are meeting them online through multiplayer video games and chat apps, making virtual connections right in their victims’ homes.” According …

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What to Do in an Active Shooter Situation

This excellent article about “Active Shooter” situations emphasizes a number of commonly recognized critical recommendations by experts in this field: in summary, 1) have a plan, 2) practice the plan, 3) practice self-awareness, and 4) accepting personal responsibility for your own safety.  Have a plan. It doesn’t have to be perfect, nor possess SWAT level …

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Founder of Mantria Corp. Sentenced to 22 Years For Operating $54 Million Ponzi Scheme

In this August 22 press release, the U.S. Attorney in Philadelphia describes how unscrupulous businessmen defrauded trusting investors by promising unrealistic returns on their investment. In fact, one was so brazen that he created a second fraudulent investment while on bail from the original fraud. No matter where you live, or what the nature of the investment …

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Former South Carolina Resident Sentenced to Federal Prison for Charity Fraud Scheme Targeting Marine Corps Families

Columbia, South Carolina—- United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that John  Shannon  Simpson, age 44, of Lee County, Florida, was sentenced in federal court after pleading guilty to Wire Fraud.  United States District Judge David C. Norton of Charleston sentenced Simpson to four years in federal prison and three years of supervised release …

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Workplace violence more common than many think, expert say.

“….. preventing violence at work starts before someone is hired.” “Every single employee must be vetted as much as we would vet a babysitter who’s coming into our home to watch our children……” Richard Brandon, WMC Action News 5, Memphis, TN,   MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – The deadly shooting at a Southaven, MS Walmart on …

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FBI warns on dating, romance Internet scams. Dating and romance fraud is more rampant than ever.

This warning by the FBI is a constant reminder about the predators exploiting people looking for legitimate relationships through the use of social media. In many cases, a discreet background check by a reputable, licensed private investigation firm like Private Investigation Services Group in the South Carolina Low Country will help identify fraudsters. The dating …

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Nearly 800 accuse Boy Scouts of failing to protect them from sex abuse as new lawsuit is filed

Another example of our children being placed in seemingly respected and trusted organizations without proper background checks. This very disappointing story today illustrates the need for parents to take every precaution possible to protect their children.   As a former Boy Scout, it is very disheartening to read this story. Over the years, the Scouts were …

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