’TIS THE SEASON FOR HOLIDAY SCAMS

It’s the season of giving, and unfortunately, the season of taking, too. Whether it’s an online shopping scam, gift-card fraud, or a fake charity asking for donations, Managing Editor Tami Roleff says make sure you’re dealing with a legitimate charity before donating…

Crooks are always coming up with new ways

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SHERIFF WARNS ABOUT TELEPHONE SCAMS

The Sheriff’s Department is warning about a new scourge of telephone scams being run here in our Morongo Basin. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells you how to protect yourself… The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department would like to remind citizens of the increasing frequency of telephone scams occurring throughout our county

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SHERIFF WARNS ABOUT SCAM TEXTS

Local residents are being targeted by scam artists who are using text messaging to try and get your personal information. Sheriff’s Safety Specialist Anita Northcutt 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

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CREDIT CARD PHONE SCAMMERS WORKING LOCALLY

The phone scammers are busy locally. Managing Editor Tami Roleff described her experience… I received a phone call recently from a blocked phone number and when I answered it, I heard an automated voice message saying that my MasterCard account had been locked, and to “press 1 to unlock the

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IRS PHONE SCAM TARGETING LOCAL RESIDENTS

Con men are posing as the IRS in the latest phone scam victimizing local residents. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells you what to be careful of… The scammers are still trying to separate you from your money. Last week, another Morongo Basin resident received a phone call from a man

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WATCH FOR DOOR-TO-DOOR SCAMMERS

With the warmer weather that comes along with summer, so do the door-to-door solicitors. And while many operate fairly and honestly, there are ways to spot those who are simply looking for a quick buck. Reporter Diana Jones gives some tips on how to protect yourself from unscrupulous solicitors… Gary

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