Stolen Guitars Are Home Atlanta, GA - Two rare stolen guitars were recovered Sunday after a potential buyer spotted them for sale online and was able to identify them as stolen through Stolen 911. This is just the latest recovery of stolen musical instruments that began for the theft fighting site since 2007. (more…)Read more
Once your post is up on Stolen 911, use the Facebook Comments at the bottom of your post to get the word out on Facebook. Be sure to check the "Also post on Facebook" box. The video below explains... (more…)Read more
Once again I checked my Facebook wall today to see another viral post being shared. The post says that "all cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sales calls." It goes on to say, "YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS." It then suggests that to prevent this from happening, call the National DO NOT CALL LIST from your cell phone. Finally, it asks you to share the post to help others. Well, once again it appears to be a hoax, this one going back to at least 2004. Snopes.com - Hoax Slayer. (more…)Read more
So the Facebook privacy notices everyone has been posting to their walls is apparently just a big hoax. According to ABC news and Snopes.com, "Facebook isn't claiming copyright to the personal information, photographs, and other material that their users are posting to the social network." I guess if you really want to be safe, you can always be like Beatrice of the Esurance commercials. (and no, I'm not selling Esurance) (more…)Read more
2400 miles from home, this stolen dog will soon be returned. The owners set up a Facebook page to get the word out. A truck driver, who was seen taking the dog, surrendered the pouch on the other side of the country.
What's the scoop on the Fake $100 Bill Scam? On my Facebook wall I've noticed several of my friends have been posting a story sure to get attention this holiday season. A women enters her car after shopping at Walmart. As she turns her head to back out, she notices what appears to be a $100 bill on her rear window. With her keys in the ignition and the car running, she gets out to investigate. A thief is waiting nearby and jumps into the car and drives off. (more…)Read more
Social Media has changed everything, including crime fighting. If you are a victim of theft, sites like Facebook and Twitter can provide you with additional options besides just making a police report. From finding a stolen bike to locating looted antiques, social media can help find stolen property by sharing the information with those who share an interest. But how should you begin? (more…)Read more