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FAQs:

  • Aisea e tatau ai ona fa’aaoga le numera fa’apitoa (alphanumeric code) e amata ai ona saili igoa o le ‘au soli tulafono i feusua’i?
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  • O le polokalama e ta’ua o le CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”) ua fa’aogaina e puipuia ai le polokalama ma le taua o fa’amatalaga o lo’o a’afia I totonu o le polokalama.
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  • E fa’apefea ona ou maua mai se fa’ailo pe a nofo latalata mai i lo’u nofoaga se tagata solitulafono o le feusua’iga?
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  • Muamua ona kiliki (click) I le “Community Notifications”. Tu’u ai i totonu lau imeli (email) ma tali fesili o lo’o mana’omia e te lesitala ai mo “Fa’aliga Fa’alelautele” (Community Notification). Kiliki “Ioe” pe afai e te mana’omia se fa’ailoa atu e uiga I tagata soli tulafono i le feusua’i o lo’o nonofo latalata I lou nofoaga. Kiliki I le vaega “Lesitala.” E tatau loa ona maua se fa’amaoniga e ui mai I lau imeli ua mae’a ona e lesitala.
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  • E fa’apefea ona ou saili mo isi tagata soli tulafono I le tulafono o le feusua’i? o lo’o lesitala i isi atunu’u po’o nofoaga e ese mai ia Amerika Samoa?
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  • E mafia on saili mo ia tagata solitulafono I le tulafono o le feusua’I i le polokalama o le NSOPW (The Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website). Fa'aaogā le www.nsopw.gov lau sailiga.
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  • E fa’apefea on saili I se tagata solitualfono pe a le mautinoa le igoa atoa o lea tagata?
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  • O le vaega e ta’ua o le “Name Search” e sailia ai igoa o tagata pe afai e fa’aaoga na o ni mata’itusi se lua (2) pe tolu (3) o le igoa muamua/fa’ai’u o le tagata solitulafono. Fa’ata’ita’iga: A saili I le igoa muamua o le tagata, ma afai e amata le igoa muamua i le mata’itusi o le “Io” ma le mata’itusi o le igoa mulimuli “Si”, e fa’aali mai uma e le polokalama tagata e amata latou igoa i ia mata’itusi, e pei o igoa “Ioane”, “Iona,” “Iosefa” etc. ma igoa fa’ai’u o “Simifi,” “Simati” etc. Taumafai e fa’aaoga muamua i ni mata’itusi se lua pe tolu o le igoa muamua/po’o le igoa fa’ai’u e amata ai lau sa’iliga.
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  • E fa’apefea ona sailia tagata soli tulafono ua lesitala o lo’o nonofo, ao’oga, pe faigaluega latalata i mea o lo’o ‘ou fiafia ai?
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  • E mafia ona su’e i auala o le nu’u, numera o itumalo (zip code) po’o le itumalo (county). Kiliki i le vaega o “Geographical Search” ona mulimuli lea i fa’atonuga e mana’omia e fa’amae’a ai lau sailiga. Kiliki lea I le “Search.”
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  • E fa’apefea ona feso’ota’i ma le Lesitala pe afai e iai se fesili po’o ni fa’amatalaga fa’aopopo e fesoasoani atu ai I le polokalama?
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  • Fa’afeso’ota’i le ‘au faigaluega o le Ofisa o le Lesitala I auala nei: (1) Kiliki (click) le “Contact Us” ona fa’atumu lea o le laupepa (form); kiliki le “Submit”; (2) Kiliki le ki o le “Submit a Tip” a’o e maimoaina fa’amatalaga auiliili a le o nofo solitulafono.
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  • Why do I have to enter an alphanumeric code before I can perform a search?
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  • The program that generates and authorizes the alphanumeric code is called a CAPTCHA, which stands for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart.” The CAPTCHA is used to protect the availability of the Website and to preserve the integrity of the information available through the site.
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  • How do I sign up to receive e-mail notifications when a sex offender registers a new address that is near me?
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  • To register for e-mail notifications, first go to the “Community Notifications” tab. Next, enter your e-mail address and the appropriate information about the address in the Register for Community Notifications section of the page. Next, select whether you would like to be notified about sex offender addresses within a 1-, 2-, or 3-mile radius of your address or within the same zip code. Next, check the “I Agree” box to agree to the terms and conditions of the community notification system. Next, click the “Register” button. You should then receive a validation e-mail message that requires you to click the link in the message to complete your registration.
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  • How do I search for sex offenders who are registered by different registration jurisdictions?
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  • The Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) provides the ability to search for registered sex offenders nationwide. To access the Website, go to www.nsopw.gov.
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  • How do I search for a particular registered sex offender if I do not know how to spell his or her name?
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  • The Name Search feature of the Website uses “begins with” search logic that returns all registered sex offenders with a first and/or last name or an alias that begins with the criteria you are searching. For example, if you conduct a search for first name “Jo” and last name “Sm”, the search results will include registered sex offenders that have the first name John, Jordan, Joseph, etc. with a last name like Smith, Smalls, Smart, etc. To ensure that you get the most accurate results, conduct a name search with the first two or three letters in the first and/or last name and then narrow your search by adding more letters if the search results are too numerous.
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  • How do I search for registered sex offenders who live, work, or attend school near an address of interest to me?
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  • This Website provides you with a way to search for registered sex offenders by a geographic radius around a particular address, by city, by zip code, and by county. To perform one of these searches, go to the “Geographical Search” tab, enter the information that is appropriate for the type of search you want to perform, select the search type, and click the “Search” button.
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  • How do I contact the registry if I have a question or if I have information that may be helpful?
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  • The registry staff can be contacted two different ways. The first is to click the “Contact Us” tab, fill out the form, and click the “Submit” button. The second is to click the “Submit a Tip” link while viewing a registered sex offender’s details. When a tip is submitted, information about the offender will automatically be included in the message so the registry staff knows which offender corresponds with the tip.
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