Child Advocacy: The Impact of Child Abuse on the Brain

Over the past few years, studies have shown a correlation between severe childhood abuse and increased depression, high levels of impulsivity, aggression, anxiety, substance abuse, and suicide. The McGill University in Canada, sought out to discover the physical differences between a child abuse victim’s brain and the brain of someone who has not experienced childhood abuse. The study revealed how child abuse victims have a […]

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Caller ID Spoofing: Scammers Can Fake Anyone’s Phone Number

Scammers are using fake caller ID information to trick you into thinking they’re someone who can be trusted. The practice is called caller ID spoofing, and scammers can fake anyone’s phone number. The FTC got reports that scammers are spoofing the FTC’s Consumer Response Center’s phone number (877-382-4357). But don’t let that stop you from reporting scammers — it’s still safe to call the Consumer […]

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Rampant Child Abuse in Florida’s Juvenile Residential Facilities

The Miami Harold this week reported on the countless accounts of child sexual abuse that have and are occurring in Florida’s Juvenile Residential Facilities. Predators specifically target vulnerable children. They look for children who are unlikely to be believed; children who are unsupervised. Unfortunately, Juvenile Residential Facilities present ideal situations for sexual predators. Too often, just like the cases in the Miami Harold’s latest report, […]

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Fat Burning, Weight Loss Supplement “Free Trial” Scam

The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 227,000 refund checks totaling more than $9.8 million to people who bought “fat burning” and “weight loss” products and other dietary supplements, DVDs, or skin creams, including Pure Green Coffee Bean Plus and RKG Extreme, from Health Formulas LLC and related companies. The average refund amount is $43. According to the FTC’s October 2014 complaint, Health Formulas LLC, its owners, […]

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