Monday, August 31, 2009 Fights Craigslist Crime

With scammers, identity thieves and even MURDERERS turning to Craigslist to drum up fresh victims, a new web service, has been activated which plans to fight back by forcing CL posters and responders to identify themselves before any key identity info is revealed or transactions can be , well, transacted. is a subscription based service, but after browsing the web for statistics on the rise of classifieds crime, it's a subscription that is well worth the cost for those who do even minimal business on the granddaddy of them all -

The idea is simple. first verifies your identity (phone verification and voice sampling) and provides a new, unique, SECURE email address that you use to do your biz on CL. Anyone who seriously wants to transact with you must also ID themselves.

Simple... but Brilliant! is in launch phase at the moment, but this is an idea whose time clearly has come. We predict a slew of imitators, but you should sign on with the first - and the best - right away.

Here's a link for a free sign-up:

TrustMe... seriously. I'm a member myself.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Bankrobber Becomes FOX Reality TV Star

Former bankrobber Charlie Mattera spent 8 years in prison repaying his debt to society. But now he pulls off a bigger crime with the debut of Househusbands of Hollywood, the latest FOX Reality Channel snore fest that supposedly follows the real lives of a bunch of guys who stay home and let the wifey earn the dough.

The lineup includes a former major league baseball player and some other guys who apparently don't care that the world is about to catch them nadless.

Who says crime doesn't pay?

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Elvis Set To Make Another Comeback

Elvis Presley returns from the dead in "Lonely Street" a film about a Private Eye who stumbles on the still living icon ensnared in a murder plot. Apparently a murder charge will blow The King's cover and he likes the way things have been going for the last 32 years.

Advance reviews have it on good authority that, although the film heads straight to DVD and NetFlix online next week, we should all get ready for Elvis mania to sweep the world once again, because Robert Patrick's impersonation is that good.

During the course of the investigation to clear his good name, Elvis gets smitten with the performance bug again and releases a new song. It's a comeback that makes the '68 Vegas show look like a tryout in Peoria. You know what they say...

The King is Dead! Long Live the King!

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Hollywood Fuels Real Life Jewel Heist In NYC

Three thieves in NYC pulled off a Hollywood style robbery with the old bait and switch on 2 clueless jewelers at good old Grand Central Station. Dressed as railroad employees the 3 created a slip and fall diversion and actually got one skinflint jeweler to believe he'd dropped 10 bucks on the floor. Retrieving the lowly Hamilton cost him and his buddy $120,000!

Cops are dubious that these 2 Bozo's could fall for such a simple ploy. And with good reason. Virtually every Diamond Center robbery these days is an inside job.

Police are asking anyone with information to call (212) 878-1000.

Butch and Sundance live on!

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Saturday, August 1, 2009

When The Bathroom Is The Scene Of The Crime...

If your house is like mine, there's a crime committed every morning... in the john.

Every CSI wannabe knows that a crime scene is better left untouched until the Detectives have a go at the evidence. That's why crime scene tape is roped up all around for awhile... too keep civilians away.

And now you can have the same kind of professionalism right in the home. String this Crime Scene toilet paper tape up around the doorway and you're guaranteed to keep the clues fresh for as long as possible.

Just make sure the boys from the morgue clean up after themselves.

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Serial Thief Targets Tanning Salons In Washington State

According to a serial bandit has been targeting Tanning Salons in the Everett area. Must be big business up North if they're holding on to that kind of cash.

Here's a surveillance photo of the suspect.

Maybe he should think about just taking it out in trade.

Anyone with information about the man or the robbery is asked to call the sheriff's office tip line at 425-388-3845.

Or the Actor's Guild.

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