Are Texts Saying ‘A Friend Has Complimented You in IRL’ Linked to Sex Trafficking?
  • 28 August 2018
Not every unsolicited communication is an attempt to target victims for sex trafficking rings.
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Robbers Using Rubber Bands to Break Into Houses?
  • 25 April 2016
A viral Facebook post warned that robbers were using rubber bands on door latches to...
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Burundanga/Scopolamine Warning
  • 11 May 2008
Criminals in the U.S. are not using burundanga-soaked business cards to incapacitate their victims, despite...
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Should You Call #77 or 112 to Contact the Police in an Emergency?
  • 17 March 2002
Those numbers work sometimes, but calling #77 or 112 on your cell phone will not...
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Drano Bottle Bombs
  • 27 April 2010
A viral alert warns about neighborhood residents finding unexploded 'bottle bombs' in their yards.
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Colored Stickers Target Homes of Dog Owners?
  • 12 March 2013
Rumors that criminals are marking homes with colored stickers or bags in trees in order...
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Are Robbers Subduing Victims with Perfume?
  • 1 March 2000
Long-standing crime warning holds that thieves are trolling parking lots and rendering their victims unconscious...
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Will Entering Your PIN in Reverse at an ATM Summon the Police?
  • 7 October 2006
Entering your PIN in reverse at any ATM will not automatically send an alarm to...
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‘Can You Hear Me?’ Scam Warning
  • 27 January 2017
Dozens of news outlets reported on a purported scam wherein fraudsters supposedly falsify charges by...
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Do Thieves Use Trash to Case Homes for Expensive Christmas Presents?
  • 27 December 2016
Although concealing boxes for big-ticket items is never a bad idea, no evidence suggests that...
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Are Thieves Stealing License Plates in a Carjacking Scheme?
  • 22 December 2016
No, carjackers are not lying in wait to steal your license plates before stealing your...
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‘Purple Paint’ Trespass Warning
  • 7 September 2016
Information about 'purple paint' trespass warning laws in some states is often shared under misleading...
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