Here’s how to protect yourself during tax fraud season
February 14, 2016 at 12:02 am
The tax season is well under way, and that means the related Internal Revenue Service scams are in full force.
Protective measures can help stamp out mail theft
February 7, 2016 at 12:02 am
Susan Avery of Vermont was in Albuquerque visiting her 92-year-old mother last month when she discovered a thief had stolen two of her mother's checks from the curbside mailbox and rewritten them.
BBB worker finds way to rescue hijacked computer
January 31, 2016 at 12:02 am
A really weird thing happened to Nelly Kirmer as she was doing her job at the Better Business Bureau in Albuquerque recently.
Freezing credit a proactive way to block identity thieves
January 24, 2016 at 12:02 am
Security experts and consumer advocates are increasingly telling people that one of the best ways to prevent identity theft is to freeze your credit report.
FTC says faked caller ID info can open you up to fraud
January 17, 2016 at 12:02 am
What do you do if the phone rings and the caller ID on your home phone shows that it's your home phone calling?
Grandma warns that good intentions can carry price
January 3, 2016 at 12:02 am
Despite her shame, an Albuquerque woman said she wanted to publicize the way in which she was duped out of $9,600 in hopes it wouldn't happen to anyone else.
Here’s two clever and convincing hoaxes to avoid
December 20, 2015 at 12:02 am
If you get a phone call from a "PC doctor," or something similar-sounding, that says it owes you $400, it's a scam, says the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department.
Past-due account hustle targets PNM customers
December 13, 2015 at 12:02 am
Small business owners, watch out for this latest local scam.
Secret Sisters’ gift scheme shapes up to be a pyramid
November 29, 2015 at 12:02 am
The Secret Sister Gift Exchange might sound all touchy-feely and of good cheer, but best to employ a well-placed "bah, humbug."
Simple steps can protect you from porch pirates
November 22, 2015 at 12:02 am
The creeps who steal delivered packages from front doorsteps have been striking so often that they have their own name.
State expands fight against elderly fraud
November 3, 2015 at 2:32 pm
If you have older relatives, patients or clients, you should know that the elderly are…
Credit card security upgrade also a chance for fraud
October 25, 2015 at 12:02 am
The scammers are striking during the rollout of a new technology to thwart scamming.