Yesterday, someone walked the neighborhood (West Highlands), taping little notices on doors, gates, mail boxes. The notices read:
A SEX OFFENDER HAS MOVED INTO THIS AREA!!! WE ARE ASKING EVERYONE TO BECOME AWARE!!! FIND OUT WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEIR ADDRESS IS! WWW.NEIGHBORHOODREDALERT.COM
Okay. So, I suspect more than a few folks immediately went to the website noted and frantically searched for sexual offenders who have moved into their neighborhood. The website is “Neighborhood Red Alert,” and features a logo of a bald eagle, wings spread with what appears to be a neighborhood in the background.
The “Neighborhood Red Alert,” site provides that their service is free for the first month and $4.95 a month after.
Thing is, the City and County of Denver provides this information free at this site.
I understand the gut need of parents to be aware of who in their neighborhood may be a threat to their children. But, you don’t have to pay for that knowledge. It’s free.
Beware the scam.