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Seattle Archdiocese data breach hits home, and highlights need to address identity theft

The Archdiocese of Seattle is one of 170 dioceses (geographic areas of responsibility) of the Catholic Church in the United States.

The Archdiocese encompasses all of Western Washington, stretching from the Canadian to the Oregon border and from the Cascade Mountains to the Pacific Ocean.

There are 173 parishes, missions and pastoral centers in the Archdiocese, serving 579,500 registered Catholics.

Identity theft is a growing problem nationwide, and Washington is no exception. In early March 2014 the Seattle Archdiocese learned that volunteers and employees at parishes and schools across Washington state became victims of a tax-identity fraud scheme. Through a

Aberdeen Police warn of scam targeting Grays Harbor residents

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The Aberdeen Police Department has received two fraud complaints that are also occurring throughout the county, state and country. The first complaint involved a fraudulent letter from the IRS requesting confidential information including copies of the victims tax return and  social security number.

New scam sweeping US, hoping you return the call after “One Ring”

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First recognized by Better Business Bureaus on the East Coast, the “One Ring” phone scam is now being reported across the United States. As an industry leader in identifying and tracking emerging scam trends, BBB serving Alaska, Oregon and Western

U.S. Attorney warns: Watch for ID theft during tax season

U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan joined federal law enforcement partners warning about a growing problem of identity theft related to tax refund fraud.  Scammers across the country are using other people’s personal information to try to claim income tax refunds. 

Craigslist rental scam comes to Grays Harbor

ABERDEEN, Wash. - A common craigslist scam has come to the Harbor, and the Aberdeen Police Department is warning potential renters to be cautious. Police Captain John Green tells us one local renter almost lost their identity and $900 to

Skechers Settles Over Sketchy Ads

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Reality star Kim Kardashian, fresh from a sweaty workout, decides to dump her personal trainer. “It’s not someone else, it’s something else” said the celebutante