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Unusual Amount of Foot Traffic In and Out of the House

Lots of people run (legal) small businesses out of their homes. But if you notice a large amount of people coming and going from a house, particularly at night or outside of normal business hours, that suggests there may be something fishy going on. Take note if there are a lot of strangers–i.e., people who don’t live in the neighborhood–paying quick visits, making deliveries, and exchanging small items for cash. [1]

Living A Good Life Despite Being Unemployed

You know that your neighbor does not have a job but they keep buying expensive items, it could be a sign of getting money from illegal sources. [2]

A Few More Things to Look For

  • Suspicious items such as improvised heating and cooling mechanisms

  • An unusual chemical smell

  • Fan noise

  • People never putting their rubbish out or burning their rubbish

  • Little traffic at a property during the day but frequent traffic at night

  • Windows blackened out or reinforced

  • Extractor fans, especially in garages/sheds

  • Recently rented premises where the resident is rarely at home

  • A new tenant who is willing to pay rent months in advance, using only cash

  • Chemical waste [3]



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