My business partner and I work in real estate. We needed to inquire about the sexual offenders in our target areas so that we could decide where it was safe to buy and where it was not. I googled Megan's Law sites and the first one to pop up was meganslaw.com
The site looked reputable when i first visited. I continued to search for the information that I was looking for. When I hit search on the first page, it told me how many offenders were within my target area, but when I went to look at the map to see where they were, it made me register with the site.
So I did. Upon registering, it took me to a screen where I had to input more information to register, followed by a spot where I needed to put my credit card information. The only reason I decided to was because of this statement that went along with it "This information is used to verify your identity. You will only be charged $1 for activation."
A a little over a week goes by and I notice a charge for 29.97 from KIDS LIVE SAFE. I call up the number and explain to them that I didn't want to sign up for a monthly membership and that the only reason that I gave them my information was that I wanted to access the site for the "dollar that was needed for verification purposes".