Police warn of phone scams

Freedom New Mexico Numerous reports have been made to the Portales Police Department in the last several weeks concerning telephone scams, according to Deputy Chief of Police Lonnie Berry. Berry said these scams have been going on for years and come in spurts, but new techniques have been reported recently. More recent techniques include a […]

Fraud methods change, but intent never does

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico 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 Detective Max Stansell said he has worked around 66 fraud cases this year and […]

“Check” yourself to be safe

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor 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 up could be the wisest course of action to avoid being scammed, say law enforcement and banking officials. Scams, particularly those involving fake lottery […]