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What Everyone Needs to Do in Light of the Recent Unemployment Scam by International Ring

Kitsap Sheriff’s office offers tips on how to...

An international ring has defrauded the state of Washington of hundreds of millions in fraudulent unemployment claims — which means that the identity of tens of thousands state residents have been stolen. According to media reports, a well-organized Nigerian ring orchestrated the scheme, … read more

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Mortgage Relief and COVID-19 Scams: What You Need to Know

Unfortunately, during times of hardship, families are often targeted by fraud artists attempting to take advantage of those needing assistance. The COVID-19 crisis is no exception, with many scammers pretending to extend a critical lifeline to struggling homeowners through so-called “foreclosure rescue fraud.” … read more

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Beware of ‘Free Genetic Testing’ Medicare Scam

Over the past few years, DNA tests have become more popular across the country. However, unscrupulous people are taking advantage of the buzz around these tests to scam Medicare beneficiaries. Scammers target Medicare beneficiaries through telemarketing calls, booths at public events, health fairs … read more

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Beware of the Jury Duty Scam (Again!)

The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Office of the Kitsap County Clerk, is warning county residents of an ongoing telephone scam that has resumed, once again, in the West Sound area. Both the clerk’s and sheriff’s offices have received information … read more

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