How do YOU think Domestic Abuse Should be Punished? If you were a judge and heard that a man with a history of domestic violence had punched a woman in the face and left a laceration on her eyebrow, what sentence would you give him? Apparently only an eight-month prison sentence, suspension for two years, and a ban from online dating. Tina Evans of South Wales left her relationship with Karl Crimmins injured with nine stitches, a vow to stay away from online dating forever, and a determination to raise awareness of the dangers of dating online.
Your Smartwatch Isn’t So Smart When It Comes to Security If you own a “smartwatch” or are planning to buy one, you may want to rethink what sensitive data you store inside. A smartwatch is marketed as a device worn on the wrist that shares many of the same capabilities as any smartphone. However, recent studies from Trend Micro, an Internet security software company, have revealed that smartwatches do little to protect your personal information from being hijacked in the event of theft.
Stolen Life If you are a parent, you see your child grow up right before your eyes. They start off small, chubby, and cute as can be. That doesn’t last long, and soon they’re in school. Before long they graduate into high school and after a few awkward years they start driving on their own. Now it’s time for them to get their first job. After they apply to a few places, you expect them to be hired in no time…but they aren’t.
New Year - New Smart Technology Wearable technology was the perfect gift this winter and odds are that either you or someone you know now owns one. They come in all shapes and sizes, most work like a watch and sit on your wrist. These Smartwatches do more than just tell time. They are complex, advanced technologies that pack an interface and data recording instrument into a small easily accessible package.
The New Way to Spy on Your Spouse Is there such a thing as privacy anymore? Let’s be honest with ourselves, tracking someone’s every move is a little weird. You never want to be “that” significant other looking obsessive or “crazy.” But what if the chances of you being caught were slim to none? Would you do it? In this day and age, people no longer have to snoop through their significant others’ phone when they leave the room, are sleeping, or accidentally leave their phone at your house.
What You Don’t Know, Might Hurt You When you hear the words “background check,” what is the first thought that comes to mind? Is it “criminal” or “sex offender?” How about hooded men following you on the street, or an unrequited love stalking your home? Often times, we reserve background checks to those specific stereotypes that we’ve seen portrayed on television, individuals that possess shady traits that make them seem like a criminal.
Shocking Stories Every Online Dater Should Know About Although most everyone that is part of the online dating world hopes to end up happy go-lucky and in love like the image above – If you’ve ever used Facebook, Instagram, Match.com, Tinder, or any online dating app, you’ve been faced with the real challenge that comes with meeting so many people on a daily basis – you just don’t know them.
Photographer Turns Identity Theft and Stalking Into Art We’ve all been there—whenever you’re relaxing or lounging about on a lazy Sunday, your wallet, keys, and other essentials seem glued to you. Wherever you go, they’re in plain sight and just begging to be noticed. But when it’s Monday morning and you’re already ten minutes behind schedule—poof! They’ve disappeared for a game of hide-and-seek. Most of the time they’re just lurking behind that vase or maybe even in the fridge, but what happens when they go missing for good?
Does Your Valentine’s Day Compare To These Shocking Dating Stories? NOT EVERYONE ON DATING SITES IS LOOKING FOR LOVE Ahhh… Valentine’s day. A day typically filled with colorful cards, candy, all types of flowers, last minute shopping for your special someone and blissful moments of romance. Whether you spent the holiday with loved ones, a first date, or practicing self-love, we hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s day. Now that the national day of love is behind us, let’s bring you back to the harsh and extraordinary realities of today’s dating world.
New Dating App Checks Your Criminal Record NOT EVERYONE ON DATING SITES IS LOOKING FOR LOVE If you’ve ever been considered for a job or an apartment you’d like to rent, you’ve probably been subjected to a background check. But did you know that you’ll now have to undergo a similar process for online dating? Gatsby, a new dating app which launched in April, screens users’ background for any criminal activity including sexual offenses.
3 Women Missing After Meeting Same Man Online NOT EVERYONE ON DATING SITES IS LOOKING FOR LOVE Today, online dating can be as easy as lifting a finger to swipe ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on someone. Maybe that’s why millions of people are turning to online dating sites. For some, dating online comes easier than the traditional way and can lead to satisfying relationships. But, others tend to have unpleasant experiences that may leave them frustrated and confused.
Tinder: Dating App or Pizza Delivery Service? In Chicago, a woman was using the popular Tinder dating app to get some of her favorite meals delivered to her doorstep. Why go out and spend your own money if you can get others to order, deliver, and pay for your food without having to lift a finger? Well…technically, she did have to swipe. They call it the Tinder Games. Women use the dating app with the intention of having men purchase them their favorite foods.
The Most Popular Online Dating Scams That’ll Leave You Heartbroken Is it possible to find your soulmate somewhere in the online world? Maybe, maybe not. What you’ll more than likely run into —while swiping and sifting through dozens of online dating profiles—are scams, which range from small and petty to downright theft. Here are some of the most common online dating scams and what you can do to avoid them.
How A Couple Of Teen Girls Stole Four Cars Using Online Dating A couple of teen girls from High Point, NC, pretended to be older on the online dating site Plenty of Fish to steal cars from their online dates. The minors (names withheld for privacy reasons), 15 and 16, were reportedly arrested Friday, June 2, at a traffic stop in which the N.C. Department of Transportation License and Theft Bureau conducted in High Point.
Can You Top These Terrible Online Dating Tales? We all have dating stories. Whether they be great, terrible, funny, awkward, or just plain strange, we love to tell all of our friends and compete in the contest of who has been on the worst date. These women, however, have experiences that trump most others, and they all have one thing in common: they met these lucky men through online dating sites.
Catch Tax Identity Thieves in the Act Tax Season…or Thief Season? Tax season is upon us…and that means so are tax thieves. Do you wait until the last minute to file your taxes? Is your Social Security number as secure as you think it is? Tax thieves leverage their knowledge of procrastinators and those who don’t keep their social security numbers private – and then they prey on helpless taxpayers.
4 Ways a Background Check Can Get You Out of Trouble Access to public records has become much more simple thanks to SpyFly. Now you can be your own personal “spy” and perform background checks. SpyFly is a website that aggregates billions of public records into a single interface to guarantee the most recent, up-to-date information available. It is important to protect yourself and your family from the potential harms that are out there.
4 Things You MUST Be Aware of If You’re Online Dating Trust Your Intuition Are you currently using an online dating site to spice up your love life? Over 41,250,000 people have tried to find the love of their life through online dating. When it comes to online dating, it is important to trust your intuition. Most of the time if you feel there is something wrong…you’re usually right. Find out the truth about the individual you’ve been talking to and conduct a Public Records Search.
Cambridge Analytica Shuts Down Following the Facebook Data Scandal Remember the “data analysis firm” that wrongfully collected personal information of 87 million Facebook users? Well, they are shutting down. Cambridge Analytica announced on Wednesday, May 2, that it would terminate operations and declare bankruptcy in the United States and the United Kingdom. This, of course, comes in light of the scandal that occurred back in March in which the firm was put under scrutiny and legal investigation.
Why Employers Use Social Media to Screen Potential Workers About 77 percent of employers took to social media during their hiring process, reports a 2013 survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Most employers that use social media for screening hiring candidates usually do so after conducting a job interview- but before extending a job offer. But, should they even be doing so? This is a controversial question but a fair one; maybe one that you can answer yourself after looking into why employers snoop into our online accounts in the first place.
How Copied Social Media Profiles Gave Birth To A New Form of Identity Devumi, a social media marketing company, has been exposed as a prominent figure in the “fake followers” scandal. As a result, over a million Twitter accounts have vanished, costing well-known users their once big online audience. But don’t let that fool you, social media platforms have yet to get to the bottom of this. So people are losing followers… big whoop!
Protect Your Information from Snapchat’s Snap Map You can learn how to protect your information by checking out SpyFly. Sneaky tracking features are becoming the norm with many of the popular social media apps. Your location or your child’s location could be discoverable and available to complete strangers unless you configure your settings correctly. When using any social media apps it is always good practice to familiarize yourself with the privacy settings, and the terms of service.
Everything You Need To Know About The Equifax Breach Data security breaches are typical nowadays, unfortunately. There have been over 20 cyber attacks in 2017 so far. Just when we think we can make our way to 2018 without another one, one of the three largest credit reporting agencies, Equifax, reveals that a data breach discovered on July 29 may have impacted as many as 143 million U.S. consumers.
Ex-boyfriend convicted on four charges including abduction Micahel J. Reibel was convicted on four charges; two felonies and two misdemeanors related to the abduction of his ex-girlfriend in Aurora, CO. The woman obtained an order of protection to keep Reibel away in 2015. But that didn’t stop him, reports TheBuffaloNews. “He wouldn’t take no for an answer.” Reibel violated the protection order when he continued to come to her house and to send her text messages, “sometimes implying that he was watching her movements,” says Assistant District Attorney James M.
Protect Your Information from Popular FaceApp Protect your information with SpyFly. As always, we continue to comb the internet for news and information that helps to keep people safe. Our goal is to share critical knowledge with our customers and the general public. Sometimes apps and games that seem so cute and fun are nothing more than a means to spy on you and obtain your information. In this case, it is your face they want.
Online Scammers Breaking Hearts and Bank Accounts Today’s online romance scams are run by organized rings that account for the highest financial losses of all internet crimes in the U.S. All of these scams follow a similar pattern of building trust with the victim and slowly bleeding money out of them. Scammers often work in teams, with one person acting as the fake lover, and other members assisting with the storyline of why the fake lover needs money.
Have You Heard of Europe’s New General Data Protection Regulation Law? Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, went into effect on Friday, May 25. These new laws were written in favor of European citizens by giving them more control over the data that is collected by online services. Although this is being practiced in Europe and not the U.S.A., these new rules will have widespread ramifications as U.S-based companies that handle the data of E.
With SpyFly you can easily do a sex offender search on the people you plan to spend time with or meet while your out enjoying your Spring Break. The phone app makes it fast and easy to quickly search someone’s criminal record simply by using their name and state. Make sure you won’t be getting drunk with a sexual predator. During spring break lots of crazy stuff happens, but you can avoid a catastrophe by knowing who is around you.
Woman Turns Online Harassment Into Art We’ve all received messages we didn’t ask for, especially if you’ve been on sites such as Tinder, Match.com, OkCupid, etc. You would think that getting flooded with messages on online dating sites would be a good thing, right? Not in this case. When Emmie Tsumura, a Toronto-based illustrator, received dozens of unwanted offensive advances from various men while on online dating sites, she turned to her artistic ways to deal with it.