Tax Preparation Precautions

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 27, 2013 - It’s time to file your taxes, and you should be aware of safety precautions to protect your personal identity from being stolen. During tax season, a lot of sensitive, private information is exchanged causing consumers to be vulnerable. The following five tips will protect your personal identification during … [Read more...]

Big Bear Sheriff’s Station Hosts Free Seminar on Identity Theft and Scams

Big Bear, CA, April 10, 2012, 5:00pm - In order to raise community awareness, the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station is offering a free seminar on identity theft and common fraud scams on Wednesday evening, April 11th.  Our local Sheriff’s Department has received an increased number of reports of scams and identity theft over the past three months.  … [Read more...]

Fight Back Against Identity Theft

FTC Identity Theft Protection website

Big Bear, Ca April 8, 2011 3:00 pm - Many residents in the Big Bear Valley have experience with attempted identity theft.  They may have received a phone call from a person who represents themselves as a bank or agency.  During the conversation, the caller asks for verification of a social security number.  Hopefully awareness of the risk of … [Read more...]

Identity Theft as Easy as Throwing Out Trash

Big Bear, Ca March 28, 2011 8:00 am - Your identity can be taken as easily as throwing out the trash.  In 2007, a mountain resident had her identity stolen and at least 10 different charge accounts opened in her name.  Recently, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s detectives were able to follow the trail of items purchased with these accounts … [Read more...]

Community Services District Responds To Identity Theft Allegations

Big Bear City, CA, March 17, 2011, 9:00am - At a special meeting of the Board of Directors of the Big Bear City Community Services District on March 15, Board President Jeff Newsome released a statement which says: “The Board of Directors of the Big Bear City Community Services District wishes to assure all of its customers that their … [Read more...]