Residents warned of jury duty phone scam

Curry and Roosevelt County residents are cautioned to be wary of a phone scam claiming to be connected with jury duty service in the 9th Judicial District. A resident recently reported receiving a phone call in which the caller —who claimed to be with the clerk’s office of the 9th Judicial District Court — asked […]

Better Business Bureau warning of phone scam

CNJ staff The Better Business Bureau in Albuquerque is warning of a phone scam in which callers from Jamaica tell people they have won a prize and need to pay fees to claim it. According to a release from the bureau, the caller identification systems show an 876 area code and the callers have Jamaican […]

Military spouses targeted

Air Force News WASHINGTON— The American Red Cross is warning military spouses about a new identity-theft scam that targets family members of deployed troops. The Red Cross was alerted of the scam earlier this month, said Devorah Goldburg of the Red Cross. The scam involves a person with an American accent calling a military spouse, […]

Police looking for accomplice in fraud investigation

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer An alleged scam artist is behind bars and Clovis police are looking for her husband, whom they describe as an accomplice. Police said Cynthia Flores of Clovis was arrested on Friday afternoon. She is being held on $25,500-cash only bond at the Curry County Adult Detention Center and faces […]

Clovis police investigating lottery scam

David Irvin Police are investigating a lottery ticket scam that took one Clovis man for $8,000 earlier this month. A suspect approached Jose Navarro, 63, on Oct. 7 at Clovis’ Wal-Mart claiming to have a winning lottery ticket worth $5 million, but that he could not cash it without a large sum of money. With […]

Beware the tech-savvy scams online

Tom DiFrancesca Scam Alert: If you have recently received an authentic looking e-mail, purportedly from Paypal — and it is asking you to confirm your account information, don’t do it. This is just another fine example of someone with a high degree of intelligence, using that brainpower for evil and not good. Jump over to […]