Officials warn of ‘phishing’ scams targeting troops

By Lisa Daniel: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — U.S. Strategic Command officials are urging renewed vigilance against Internet-based identity theft after detecting a widespread “phishing” expedition against servicemembers. Phishing is a term used to describe deceiving people into divulging personal information such as passwords or account numbers over the Internet. Beginning as early as […]

Police: Long-distance scams increasing

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Stolen credit cards and checks or scams — criminals change tactics and methods but the bottom line is finding ways to get your money, according to local law enforcement. Focusing on white collar crime, Clovis Police Detective Max Stansell said he has worked around 66 fraud cases this year […]

Be wary of “get rich quick” businesses

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: It’s Everybody’s Business Today’s economy is a lot different than it was one year ago. With interest rates rising and home mortgages with adjustable rates cutting into cash flow; consumers are looking for ways to make more money. In an effort to make quick money, often one will look to start a […]

‘Check’ yourself to be safe

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony BullocksLinda Davis, vice president and cashier at Portales National Bank, displays some of the counterfeit checks she has received this year. By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Tearing up a check made out in your name for thousands of dollars would be a hard thing for most people to do. Tearing it […]

No getting rich quick in real world

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist Know anyone who has an opening? The job fantasy here that had me making big bucks teaching University of New Mexico journalism alongside former Bill Richardson press guy Billy Sparks fizzled. Gone, too, is my gig as czar in charge of reminding people Big Bill is not running for president. […]

Cops & Courts 10/26

The Clovis Police Department is looking for volunteers to ride around the city and report suspicious activities. Those participating in “Code Blue,” a volunteer citizens patrol, will meet at the Clovis Police Department on the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. Members will receive training and patrol in two-person teams on Friday and […]