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Where do I go? Information At-A-Glance!
Check the amount of official complaints received against a licensed
Check the legitimacy of a business and file a complaint if you were
Having trouble with harassing/threatening telephone calls?
Online Directory with Reverse Lookup
Contact the U.S. Postal Inspectors Office to report possible mail fraud. Click on the link for reporting instructions www.framed.usps.com/postalinspectors/
To report fraud occurring over the Internet
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice, and National White Collar
Crime Center (NW3C) created the Internet Fraud Complaint Center (IFCC).
Check crime data in your community.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation maintains some national crime statistics on their web site. Click on http://www.fbi.gov to learn more.
Many states maintain a database of registered sex offenders available on the Internet. The FBI has a web site where you can check to see if your state has this information online. Click here to check:
Check other records/statistics kept by law enforcement agencies.
Check to see if someone has served time in prison:
The Illinois Department of Corrections maintains a web site where you can check a name to see if that person has served time in prison or is on parole. Click here to check: Illinois Department of Corrections - Inmate Search
You may also contact the federal or other state agencies. Some of the phone numbers are listed here:
Looking for Somebody ?
Missing Children, Runaways, Teens in Trouble
Think you have spotted a missing or runaway child? Check the National Center for
Missing and Exploited Children's web site www.missingkids.org
or call 1-800-THE-LOST.
Another Source for Kids in Trouble.....
The National Runaway Switchboard gives help and hope to youth and their families by providing non-judgmental, confidential crisis intervention and referrals through 24-hour hotlines accessible from anywhere in the country.
The NRS is the federally designated national communication system for runaway and homeless youth. The switchboard can be accessed 24 hours a day throughout the United States and its territories, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The NRS can be accessed via internet at www.nrscrisisline.org or you can call 1-800-621-4000.
Had Too Much To Drink?
Curious to see how many drinks it takes for you to be considered legally drunk? Use this link to try our Blood Alcohol Content calculator.
Considering an Overseas Trip?
Check for TRAVEL WARNINGS issued by the U.S. Department of State before you go. The State Department identifies countries and regions that could pose a threat to Americans traveling abroad. Click on the globe to see the latest warnings before you go!
How Do I Find Out If the College I Selected is Safe?The DOE Campus Security Statistics Website is your direct link to reported criminal offenses for over 6000 colleges and universities in the United States. If you are thinking of attending college in a large urban city, a small liberal arts college, a specialized college, or a community college you can find their security statistics here. Click on the image below.
Think Your Car is a "Lemon"?
Lemon Law America: ithe web's #1 resource for consumers with defective vehicles or products. A visit to this site familiarizes you with the lemon statutes in your state and offers tips on how to proceed if you think you've got a "lemon".
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