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Catch Of The Week: Romance Scams

Online imposters break hearts and bank accounts. Courtesy/FBI

By BECKY RUTHERFORD
Los Alamos

It’s almost Valentine’s Day; don’t get your heart (and wallet) broken by an online romance scam. 

According to news reports out of Portland, Ore., a romance scammer recently robbed an 80-year-old widower out of $200,000. The man was swindled by an unknown scammer who stole a Florida woman’s identity, then befriended the man through an online dating site. 

The scammer then convinced him to invest money in a “business opportunity”. The scammer convinced the man they were in a long-distance relationship,


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Catch Of The Week: Ransomware On The Rise

By BECKY RUTHERFORD
Los Alamos

 

It can cripple global businesses, governments, schools, hospitals, and more; ransomware attacks are on the rise. Read on to learn more about this cyber threat and how you can protect yourself.

According to a recent study by Emsisoft, a security firm that helps companies hit by ransomware, in 2019, there were 205,280 organizations they assisted with recovery from ransomware infections. This is a 41% increase from the year before. Average payments to recover from ransomware (for businesses, not consumers) jumped up to $84,116- more than double what it


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Glorieta Camps Prescribed Burn Planned Feb. 18

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Glorieta Camps, The Nature Conservancy’s Rio Grande Water Fund and the Forest Stewards Guild plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including moisture levels, air quality, wind direction and weather forecasts, and initiate a prescribed burn as early as Feb. 18 at Glorieta Camps, west of Pecos.

This burn will be implemented by the All Hands All Lands Burn Team (Burn Team), which is a fully qualified team designed to lead or support prescribed burns across a variety of land jurisdictions in the Water Fund landscapes of Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado.

This


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