FTC Charges Data Brokers Over Payday Loan Scam

Loan Application

Remember this story the next time you think about filling out an online loan application and giving away your personal and financial information to the site’s operators. Earlier this week, the United States Federal Trade Commission announced charges against two data brokers for selling personal and financial information from payday loan applications to scam artists, […]


Florida Settles Public Records Lawsuits For $700,000

Governor Rick Scott

The state of Florida announced that they have agreed to pay $700,000 to settle seven lawsuits that allege Governor Rick Scott and several of his top aides circumvented the state’s public records laws by using private email accounts to hide their communications. The entire settlement will be paid to Steven Andrews,  a Tallahassee lawyer who […]


Non-Profit Group Searches For Missing People

Team Watters Sonar Boat

Team Watters Sonar Search & Recovery is an Illinois-based non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to finding and retrieving the bodies of missing persons that are submerged underwater. Team Watters uses boats that are equipped with side image sonar technology to conduct searches for missing people in large bodies of water and uses remote-controlled drone boats with […]


Drones Used To Investigate Workers Compensation Fraud

Workers Compensation Investigation

Workers compensation fraud is on the rise and the financial loss from it totals in the billions of dollars per year in the United States. It is estimated that workers compensation fraud costs the average U.S. citizen as much as a $1,000 per year in increased insurance premiums and extra expenses. As a result, it […]


Identity Theft Is A Growing Concern For People

Identity Thief

According to a recent survey by the Consumer Federation of America and North American Consumer Protection Investigators, identity theft is the fastest growing complaint among consumers. Last year, 12.7 million U.S. citizens were the victims of some type of fraud involving identity theft.  In 2014, identity theft scams reportedly cost people over 16 billion dollars […]