BEWARE OF THE “JURY DUTY” SCAM

Con men are getting more aggressive in their attempts to part you with your money, or personal information. Reporter Rebecca Havely has this warning about the jury duty scam… The phone rings, you pick it up, and the caller identifies himself as an officer of the court. He says you

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BEWARE OF “THE GRANDPARENT’S SCAM”

An old phone scam that is making the rounds again. It’s called the “grandparents scam,” because the caller pretends to be the victim’s grandchild who needs money because of an arrest or car crash. Managing editor Tami Roleff explains how you can avoid being a victim…. A grandparent receives a

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BE ON THE GUARD FOR “SMISHING” SCAMMERS

With online and mobile banking skyrocketing, it’s no surprise that scams have quickly followed. One recent tactic is the use of scam texts. The practice is called “smishing,” a contraction of SMS Phishing. Reporter Mike Lipsitz explains what smishing is and how to avoid it… Smishing is designed to steal

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BE AWARE OF CHECK CASHING SCAMS

One of the ways scammers separate you from your heard-earned money are though a number of check-cashing scams. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells you what to watch out for… To avoid being a victim of a check-cashing scheme, know the scenario of a potential scam. Think about it—there is no

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RASH OF FRAUDULENT CREDIT CARD CHARGES IN MORONGO BASIN

To protect yourself against having your credit card information stolen or used, don’t use your PIN for your debit card, but sign for it instead by selecting the credit card option. Use other ways to pay, such as PayPal, or even better, cash. Check your credit card statements carefully. Crooks

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SHERIFF WARNS ABOUT THE “ARREST WARRANT” SCAM

Scam artists are still luring trusting area residents into parting with their hard-earned money. Reporter Rebecca Havely says beware of the “Arrest Warrant” scam… In this scam, con artists are taking advantage of technology that can change whatever is visible on Caller ID, and allow the to pose as the

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SHERIFF WARNING ABOUT KIDNAPPING SCAM, VEHICLE THEFTS

The Sheriff’s Department is warning the public about a new phone scam regarding false kidnappings. Several victims in the county have received phone calls from unknown suspects, claiming their child had been abducted, and that the child would be harmed or killed if the victims did not cooperate with their

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IRS SCAMS TARGETING OUR MORONGO BASIN COMMUNITIES

Over the last week, citizens of the Morongo Basin have been receiving automated telephone calls from a Washington, DC, area code. The message informs you the IRS is going to file a law suit against you and asks you to call back for more information. The IRS is not making

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CYBERCRIME SEMINAR FOR SENIORS IN YUCCA VALLEY TOMORROW

With computer scams on the rise, a cyber-crime seminar will be offered tomorrow in Yucca Valley, Reporter David Knutson has details… Alan Watkins, a professional cyber-security consultant, will lead a second seminar titled “Identity Theft Seminar for Seniors” on November 4 at the Yucca Valley Senior Center from 1:30 p.m.

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TOWN OFFERS CYBER-CRIME WORKSHOPS FOR ONLINE SAFETY

With hackers stealing millions of personal records, scam artists stealing pin numbers, and internet based scams an the rise, it is important to learn how to protect yourself and your family. The Town of Yucca Valley is offering cyber-security workshops. Reporter David Knutson has details…… October is National Cyber Security

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CON ARTISTS TARGET ELDERLY WITH “MEDICAL ALERT” SCAM

Scam artists continue to rip off residents of our Morongo Basin. Reporter Rebecca Havely warns about the “medical alert” scam…

scam alert symbol

A new twist to the telemarketing scam. With promises of a “free” medical alert system, the scam targeted seniors and caretakers and claimed to be offering

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SHERIFF WARNS OF ARREST WARRANT SCAMS

Scam artists are still luring trusting area residents into parting with their hard-earned money. Reporter Rebecca Havely says beware of the “Arrest Warrant” scam… In this scam, con artists are taking advantage of technology that can change whatever is visible on Caller ID, and allow the to pose as the

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YUCCA VALLEY HOMEOWNER ALMOST THE VICTIM OF A RENTAL SCAM

A homeowner was almost the victim of a rental scam. She had listed the home in Yucca Valley for sale, and saw that her home was also being listed online as a home for rent. Managing editor Tami Roleff offers the following tips to help you avoid being the victim

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WATCH OUT FOR TELEMARKETER SCAMS

Have you gotten a phone call from someone trying to sell you something that sounds too good to be true? Chances are, if it sounds too good to be true, it is. Reporter Dan Stork lists some lines a caller may give you, and tells how to react…

“You must

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SHERIFF WARNS OF ARREST WARRANT SCAMS

Scam artists are still luring trusting area residents into parting with their hard-earned money. Reporter Sara Snyder says beware of the “arrest warrant” scam… In this scam, con artists are taking advantage of technology that can change whatever is visible on Caller ID, and allow the to pose as the

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DON’T BE FOOLED BY SCAM BANKING TEXTS

Local residents are being targeted by scam artists who are using text messaging to try and get your personal information. Reporter Sara Snyder joins us with this warning…

With online and mobile banking skyrocketing, it isn’t a surprise that scams quickly follow. One recent tactic is the use of scam

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BEWARE OF THE “GRANDPARENT’S SCAM”

An old phone scam that is making the rounds again. It’s called the “grandparents scam,” because the caller pretends to be the victim’s grandchild who needs money because of an arrest or car crash Managing editor Tami Roleff explains how you can avoid being a victim….

A grandmother in Yucca

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A WARNING ABOUT IRS SCAMS

Now that the end of tax season is here, federal officials are warning about scammers posing as IRS agents. The IRS imposter scam tops the list of tax scams to be on the lookout for this year, according to law enforcement officials. Managing editor Tami Roleff gives tips on how

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BEWARE OF THE “GRANDPARENTS’ SCAM”

An old phone scam that is making the rounds again. It’s called the “grandparents scam,” because the caller pretends to be the victim’s grandchild who needs money because of an arrest or car crash Managing editor Tami Roleff explains how you can avoid being a victim… Grandparents in Yucca Valley

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TWENTYNINE MAN A VICTIM OF A CRAIGSLIST SCAM

A Twentynine Palms resident is out $2000 due to a Craigslist scam. According to a Sheriff’s report, the victim tried to buy a 2001 Dodge 1500 truck, and the seller requested the buyer send the funds via ReLoadIt, a prepaid debit card. When the seller requested more money for the

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