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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

Mason County Sheriff’s Office warns of “you have warrants” phone scam

Mason County Sheriff's Department

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is warning of a recent phone scam where someone impersonated a Deputy Sheriff from their office trying to get a social security number. Detective Bill Adam with the Mason County Sheriff’s Office tells us a

U.S. President declares disaster for Washington State, releasing second wave of disaster aid

FEMA

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Washington to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by flooding and

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. 

Representative Derek Kilmer End of Year Report

Kilmer at Kompany

Since taking office in January, Representative Derek Kilmer has been active both at home and in Washington, DC to work for his constituents. The following report presents Representative Kilmer’s accessibility in the region, a snapshot of benefits secured for his

Washington state health exchange ready to launch

SEATTLE (AP) - Officials launching Washington state's new health insurance exchange have said they aren't concerned that computer glitches, bad weather or even debates in Washington, D.C., over a possible government shutdown will stop people from signing up for health

BBB already sick of Affordable Care Act scams

DUPONT, Wash. - The Better Business Bureau is warning Washingtonians about an increase in fraudulent activity related to the launch of the Affordable Care Act. The open enrollment period begins on Oct. 1, 2013, and scammers understand that many

State Representative Derek Kilmer urges Congress to avoid shutdown

PORT ANGELES, Wash. - State Representative Derek Kilmer spoke on the floor of the House this morning to urge Congress to stop partisan games and avoid a government shutdown. "As we all know on September 30th the government will run

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