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New phone scam asks patriotic mark to help stranded soldiers

Phone Scam ALERT

Phone scams again targeting Grays Harbor residents, the Aberdeen Police Department tells us they’ve received reports on scams ranging from a man claiming to be from the IRS, or some other federal agency, to threatening arrest, or even offering lottery

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.

Grays Harbor residents among 90,000 victims of identity theft at Archdiocese of Seattle

St Mary Parish in Aberdeen, WA

Some employees and volunteers at St. Mary School in Aberdeen are affected by a data breach at the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle. Sources tell us some are finding that their taxes were already filed. Some returns have been rejected, and

Grays Harbor Volunteer Search and Rescue now a 501c3 non-profit

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Almost two years after their formation, the Grays Harbor Volunteer Search and Rescue is now officially a non-profit 501c3 recognized by the IRS. Current president, Sara Owen tells us “We were so excited to get that determination letter from the

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. 

PUYALLUP MAN SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN PRISON FOR $2.4 MILLION EMBEZZLEMENT FROM LUMBER MILL

            BRETT M. SMITH, 24, of Puyallup, Washington, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and $2,476,913 in restitution for Mail Fraud.  SMITH was the leader of a