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Police describe Tinder horror stories and the dangers of online dating

With the swipe of a finger, anyone can choose a person they’re interested in meeting on Tinder. If you make the wrong move, Andrew Peterson said users could wind up on a date they were never supposed to attend. “I mean, every time I would go ahead and meet up with someone, it would be kind of weird,” said Peterson. Peterson’s experience with online dating is nowhere near what some users have gone through, though. Police said two Morristown men posed as women on Tinder, deceiving the men who agreed to meet them. Read More….

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Fraud Prevention Month: Police provide tips to avoid being scammed

March is Fraud Prevention Month, and also, the beginning of tax season. Waterloo Regional Police’s fraud branch says the majority of fraud reports they’re receiving lately, are from residents claiming they’ve been contacted by the Canada Revenue Agency, and asked to pay a fine. “Never give out personal information about yourself, your bank, your credit history, your birth date, your social insurance number, so private information should never be released,” says Staff Sergeant Alison Bevington. The Canada Revenue Agency and other businesses will not ask for detailed personal information over the phone or e-mail. Read More….

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Police take aim at romance scams

Winnipeg police are hoping to save someone from heartbreak — as well as a broken bank account. March is Fraud Prevention Month and this year, the Winnipeg Police Service has created a video to raise awareness about a common crime that affects hundreds of Canadians each year — the romance scam. “Romance scams are one of the most devastating frauds because not only is there a potential for a large loss of money, but an emotional loss as well,” the police service said in a news release. Read More….

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Swedish Authorities Accuse Migrant Crime Whistleblower Cop of ‘Hacking’ Police Computers

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Peter Springare, the police officer who posted on Facebook his frustrations on the levels of migrant crime in Sweden, is now being investigated by authorities who claim he “hacked” into police computers. The allegations against Springare come just after he …

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California Police Arrest Teen in High School Nude Video Scandal

A 17-year-old student was arrested Tuesday after allegedly taking a nude recording of a Northern California high school administrator at a fitness center and uploading it to social media last month, CBS San Francisco station KPIX-TV reports.

The victim, Clayton Valley Charter High School Executive Director David Linzey, was in the locker room at the fitness center in unincorporated Walnut Creek on Feb. 20 when he was secretly recorded with a cellphone. The video was uploaded to Snapchat, school spokesman Mike McCey said.

McCey said the incident was reported to the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office on Feb. 21 after it was discovered that several students had distributed still photos from the video to others on the campus of the Concord school.

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Meridian Police warn there are some apps parents shouldn’t allow their kids to have

MERIDIAN, Idaho – Lake Hazel Middle Schoolers are learning a valuable lesson outside the classroom. They’re working to make a friendship tree to show kindness to others.

“I’m hoping they learn kindness can go a long way if they are kind to each other, we have a better school environment,” said Jenna Lowman the counselor at Lake Hazel Middle School.

And in this digital age of bullying, kindness is quickly forgotten.

“Parents have no idea when you give this smart device to your kid, that it can get them into danger very quickly,” said School Resource Officer David Gomez of the Meridian Police Department.

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York County police officer arrested on child porn charges

Child pornography charges have been filed against a York County police officer, according to documents from the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General.

Following an investigation, agents with the attorney general’s office met with Chad Richard Howell early Thursday morning as he was getting off duty at the West Manchester Township Police Department.

Documents state Howell confirmed usernames he used for profiles on Pinterest, which were linked to child pornography activity. One of the usernames, “howellycpd” was a nod to the York City Police Department, Howell’s former employer, he told agents.

The social media site alerted the attorney general’s office that Howell’s accounts were used to upload explicit images of minors.

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Police arrest 8 in child pornography raid

Swedish police have arrested eight men on suspicion of possession and distribution of child pornography, prosecutors said on Friday.

Prosecutor Reena Devgun said: “four of the suspects are to face custody hearings for the suspected crimes, and one is suspected of raping a minor.

“One man has been released after questioning”.

He said that police also secured telephone records as part of the probe.

“The probe could swell since other suspects have been identified as they called a joint telephone number that police were able to monitor.

“They discussed aggravated sexual assaults and aggravated violence against children,’’ Devgun added.

Police raided several locations in central Sweden on Wednesday and Thursday to secure evidence.

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Peoria Police Arrest 12-Year-Old For School Threat

A 12-year-old boy, who attends Alta Loma Elementary School, was arrested by Peoria Police for making threats against Santa Fe Elementary School in a group on social media.

These threats were made over social media and were reported to the Peoria Police Department on Monday, February 13, at approximately 2:30 p.m. Officers investigated the circumstances and the threats and he was later booked into the Durango Juvenile Detention Center.

The threats were deemed to be credible due to the statements made regarding the action. Two concerned students contacted school staff regarding these threats on social media. School staff contacted the police department for assistance.

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POLICE BLOTTER: Pender man faces cocaine, child abuse charges

The arrest of Vaughn Develle Pearsall, 46, follows an investigation that began in April concerning the sale of illegal narcotics, Capt. James Rowell of the sheriff’s office said.

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PENDER COUNTY — A Willard man arrested Wednesday by narcotics detective with the Pender County Sheriff’s Office faces cocaine and child abuse charges.

The arrest of Vaughn Develle Pearsall, 46, follows an investigation that began in April concerning the sale of illegal narcotics, Capt. James Rowell of the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

Pearsall is charged with trafficking in cocaine, possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, felony possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, conspiracy to sell and/or deliver cocaine, and misdemeanor child abuse.

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