Statistics in 2000 shows that out of 876,213 missing people reported, 85 to 90% were below 18 years of age. In 2010, 692,944 children had been reported missing. Ransom is a common motive behind kidnappings. Others include child custody dispute, human trafficking, or sexual exploitation.
With the recent failure and closure of general writing sites there have been many allegations of being ripped-off by many writers. It is necessary, however to understand the difference between a simple business failure and the intention of scamming writers. Can scams be criminal in nature? Yes, but they are tough to prove.
Cops and the Law: The Good Bad and Ugly is an article you should read if you are one who thinks about the aspects of society that can and should be changed. You may be shocked, you may not be but you will probably see life a little differently.
King v. Burwell had the potential to cause a lot of things to change for Obamacare. The case was affirmed however, so this didn't happen. This article explains what would have happened if there was a reversal.
While perhaps serial killers and their activities may be as old as humanity itself there is one case from the late 1800s from Austin, Texas, that points up the probability of nailing down America's first documented string of serial killings.
Provide proof to the FTC about the Squidoo-HubPages transaction and provide water for Californians. Yes, I've decided to put my money where my mouth is. When I began to write online, I split my royalties 50% with charity. HubPages has kept my identity, profile, and 277 of my articles on their site (without my permission). And HubPages has withheld everything from me (including ad share revenue, Amazon and eBay royalties). I've launched a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission but I might need your help to get water to our Californian friends.
How do the dead talk to us? How do we listen and unravel dastardly deaths and cunning crimes? Forensics the anatomy of crime reveals all.
Both Squidoo and HubPages broke the law when author content was sold and bought without the express permission of each content owner. I've written numerous articles detailing what was morally and ethically wrong throughout this business transaction. Today, I felt it was wise to focus solely on the legalities. I've provided proof that may also help you file a successful lawsuit.
It's not a matter of if you will have your identity (and content) stolen, but when. In the war against scrapers and thieves online, I created a pictorial guide to help you report an impersonator on Pinterest. Since Google Plus has added "Pin it" buttons to photos, I feel that Pinterest has become one of the newest methods scrapers are using to outrank original authors.
I was disappointed on January 15th to discover only a few of my articles were unfeatured on HubPages. For a sec, I thought I might be able to post my content on InfoBarrel where I earn 90% of the ad share. Guess I wasn't spammy enough. The irony is HubPages has always been able to keep authors' content, earnings, and tax information. It still bothers me that author content can "never be removed" which is one reason I never joined HubPages.
Many famous and infamous people have siblings who rarely see the limelight. Alphonse Capone, a/k/a/, "Scarface", had many siblings. Two of his brothers joined the "family" business of organized crime with Al; the third had to be one of the oddest ducks to ever walk the planet.
For centuries people have turned to magic rather than science. When poison took flight, people turned to science for help. And so began a intellectual game of cat and mouse.
Luis Alfredo Garavito is considered by most everyone as the worlds most prolific serial killer. His hunting grounds were the South American jungles and villages of Colombia and Ecuador. His victims were largely homeless and poor children. He started his killings in and around 1992 and the law did not even know he was killing until 1997. This is the story of how they discovered, hunted and captured him.
So hello to Scout Willis or perhaps better known as the daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore. The actress made a huge splash in the headlines, unfortunately it was not due to winning an award or starring in a major movie role. Scout got into the news by walking around topless in New York City.
Dumpster diving identity theft is a growing concern because rubbish thieves can steal your personal information. Here's how to protect yourself.