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Crime

Child Tax Credit Scam Warning from IRS

On Wednesday, August 11, 2021, Prescott Valley Police Department became aware that scammers are now trying to steal your personal or financial information using the Child Tax Credit program as the pretense. Scammers will use text messages, emails, phone calls or social media to try to obtain your personal information. The scammer will pose as

Crime

Attorney General Mark Brnovich Warns Consumers about Rental Scams

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning consumers to be on alert against property rental scams. As the Arizona housing market continues to price many out of purchasing a home, a growing number of residents are seeking rental properties. Scammers are seizing the opportunity to prey on unsuspecting consumers. Two of the most prevalent scams involve

Opinion

Opinion: Customers and Utilities Must Fight Together to Stop Scams

As essential service providers, utility companies are committed to educating the customers we serve about the latest scam tactics being used to target them. Sadly, while many types of scams occurred before the pandemic, scammers now are trying to take advantage of the COVID-19 crisis and the financial challenges that many customers are facing. Here

National

Scammers seize on US election, but it’s not votes they want

The email from a political action committee seemed harmless: if you support Joe Biden, it urged, click here to make sure you’re registered to vote. But Harvard University graduate student Maya James did not click. Instead, she Googled the name of the soliciting PAC. It didn’t exist — a clue the email was a phishing

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