N95 masks, wipes, sanitizer ads marketplace exploding on Craigslist

Ever since the COVID-19 crisis has struck North America, there is a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for front-line workers dealing with those that are sick in senior homes and hospitals. We have seen a sharp increase in advertisements for N95 and other face masks, antibacterial wipes, Lysol, visors, gowns, sanitizer and more.  Free…mm

Capturing and recording Snapchat video off iphone

Recently at a law enforcement conference, a crime analyst colleague was curious what technique would allow her to capture a Snapchat video as part of her investigations.  Snapchat is a photo / video sharing app which disappear after being viewed by the recipient.  It is very popular among the under-20 crowd that have been shying…mm

Facebook Groups buy and sell pages turning into a den for thieves

Earlier this year Facebook turned on some new features within Groups to facilitate buy and sell activities similar to a community bulletin board site like Craigslist.  Police warn that these Groups provide an opportunity for burglars and thieves to fence their stolen property. For example, in Hazelwood, MO police caught someone on a Facebook buy…mm

$10k staged home burglary found via pawn shop records

Suppose an insured claims a burglary occurred and valuables were stolen in the amount of $10,000.  Would an insurance investigator think of ulterior motives for the money?  Would an SIU investigator think of searching pawn shop records to find the very same items in the claim were pawned?  Well that’s exactly what happened in the…mm