Card Skimming at Gas Stations

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Police officers in Whatcom County have reported active, ongoing crime involving card skimmers at gas stations. Click to learn more about how you can protect yourself.

Scammers fake Social Security email

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The subject line says “Get Protected,” and the email talks about new features from the Social Security Administration (SSA) that can help taxpayers monitor their credit reports, and know about unauthorized use of their Social Security number. It even cites the IRS and the official-sounding “S.A.F.E Act 2015.” It sounds real, but it’s all made-up.

Phony calls about health insurance

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Robocalls can be more annoying than a lingering head cold. Recently, some people got robocalls that seemed to be about health insurance and the Health Insurance Marketplace, but the calls were a con.