Safety Smart

3 Shocking Reasons You Can’t Count On A Background Check

It’s one of the first things people think of when they want to feel safe: “I should run a background check.” So more and more sites are making them part of their promise to keep you safer… whether you’re hiring a babysitter, finding someone to walk your dog while...

Upload Your SafetyPIN To Instantly Boost Your Profile

After you receive your SafetyPIN, you can immediately download and share your Trust Badge on any online profile to show people that they can choose you because they can trust you IRL. Ready to upgrade your online profile by displaying your SafetyPIN? Here’s how: 1....

Outrageous! Baylor U Rapist Gets Off Without a Criminal Record

Jacob Anderson is a rapist. He basically admitted it in court when he pleaded “no contest.” He raped a woman at a frat party multiple times during his time as a fraternity president at Baylor University in Texas. Noticing she was feeling a bit woozy, he took her...

NY Police: LetGo User Robbed and Beaten in Online Selling Nightmare

It seemed like it would be so easy… just snapping a couple of pictures of an old pair of shoes and listing it on LetGo… but that’s not what happened at all. It’s supposed to be safer than Craigslist, but it turns out LetGo and other buying/selling apps are another...

Guns Drawn: Airbnb Guest Shocked by Early Morning Raid

When Matt’s travels brought him to Hollywood for two nights, he chose an Airbnb because it gave him more space to stretch out … and it was cheaper than the hotels. But his stay turned out to be a wild ride from hell, and much more than he bargained for… The house was...

Guys: Think Only Women Have to Worry About Online Dating Scams?

Warning: Graphic Language and Violence If you think it’s only ladies who are targeted by creeps online, you won’t believe what you’re about to read. This guy’s big date took a turn for the worst when his date revealed why she was REALLY there… It was 10:14 pm on a...

NYC Mom: Crazy Babysitter Took My Baby to Torch Her Ex’s Car

Warning: what you are about to read is so disturbing, you might have a hard time believing something like this could ever happen to you. But after you finish, you’re going to re-think everything. Because a family from a prestigious neighborhood in New York City is...

4 Easy Tips for Safe Online Dating

The Internet has given us a fun way to meet new people wherever we are. And now, websites like Match, eHarmony, Tinder, and Bumble are synonymous with dating… like the old way we used to do it in the real world. But unfortunately, not everyone you’ll meet in the...

Miami Uber Driver Told Cops Rape is a “Perk” of The Job

It's stories like these that are so chilling that it reminds us why we started SafetyPIN. This is one of those stories. It was just released that over Labor Day weekend last year, a Miami Uber driver raped an intoxicated 26-year-old woman, and later called it “good...