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Seams and frau s reported I . , 2010 to Attorney General's Office i Information couriesyAGO GARY confidentiality 1 am Williams kinks out and I'm very convinced : The following is a summary serving in Afghan. A few months Once I get a positive response t N aring completion Tl~e Lordsburg High School all-new football stadium and track field is nearly completed, according to PrincipalVance Lee Jr.While the football field is complete, the asphalt on the track is in theprocess of ~uring so that the rubberized top coat can be applied.The track is currently closed to public use, but will re-open once complete. Training to Work positions for older workers Submitted by NM AGING AND LONG-TERM SERVICES ~ The New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department Senior Employtnent Program pro- vides training opportunities to qualified, tow-income New ' 6uide available forwomen dbaling with divorce Mexico residents who are 55about this program, please con- years of age or older. The Senior tact Bea Valdes toll free at 1-866- Employment Program provides810-2101 ext. 1006. work experience, on-the-job With an emphasis on home training, and sl~ills development, and community services, the New If you think that you qualify Mexico Aging and Long-Term or would like more information Services Department provides support to elderly and disabled New Mexicans so they can remain i.ndependent and maintain their dignity and quality of life. Submitted by NM COMMISSION FOR WOMEN~Albuquerque _ . Understanding the divorce process can help women through the Stressful emotional adjustment, plus clue them into their legal rights when ending,a marriage. Divorce can be a complicated process and, if, children are involved, the laws become even more complex. Inevi- tably, questions will arise: Do 1 need my own attorney? What kind of child support should 1 expect? How does this affect my children? Holy are the assets divided? , ' The NM Commission on the Status of Women has added a new publication to their growing list of available booklets, publications and fact sheets. Women in Transition ~s an informational tool that helps individuals cope with the end of their marriage. The booklet coa;ers an extensive list of topics such as the emotional stages of di~eorce, child and spousal support, effects of divorce on children and tilSs for hiring a divorce attorney. , "This book assists women who are experiencing or contemplat- lag divorce" says Lorraine Bantista, Coordinator of the Commission's Displaced Homemakers Office. D~vorce is one of the most drastic changes people experience. We hope this book will give women the information they need to adjust to this transition." For your free copy of Women in Transition, please contact the Commission in Albuquerque at 222-6600 or statewide at 1-800-432~ 9168. s The Democratic Party of Hidalgo County is starting to pave their way ~into the upcoming general elections in hopes to have a high percentage ~9,oting rate. to include, a unanimous democratic victory. " First and foremost, Robert C. Parra, Chairman and Neomi Martinez [~arra. Vice Chair would like to congratulate all democratic candidates who -~ere successful in the June primary election. We had several well known :&d qualified candidates seeking the derhocratic nomination for the pri- .'mary election, and we would like to express our appreciation for their great ~fforts in seeking office. We are respectfully requesting that all Hidalgo County Democrats dnite and assist us in making it a victory for all democratic candidates, not only in Hidalgo County, but also, in the entire State of New Mexico. Re- member, that as a registered democrat, we must consider maintaining loy- alty and faithfulness to the Democratic Party and sincerely consider vot- t ing a straight democratic ticket in the upcoming general election. Robert C. Parra, In Hidalgo County, we have a two to one ratio or more registered Chairman democrats over republicans. Having said that. there is no reason why we cannot have a democratic victory this year. I know that it is a small community and that we are all friends, however, as your Democratic Officers, we have a duty and obligation to inform you that if we ,are registered democrats, then we shall ask that you please join us in voting a straight democratic ticket in the general election. In closing, we endorse all current democratic candidates and humbly ask all democrats: young, middle age, and the elder, to please assist us and vote straight democrat this upcoming 2010 general ~lection. We will be having upcoming meetings for near future plans that will be announced. "I am asking '.for all democrats 1o get involve, especially in exercising your constitutional right to vote. If you have any questions, or would like to participate in keeping New Mexico Blue. please contact us: Robert C. Parra. Chairman. 575-313-9102 arrarc@msn.com_ or Neomi Martinez Parra. Vice Chair 575-590-7566 of some of the seams and frauds reported during~June to New Mexico Attorney General Gary King's Office at: .communications @ PHISHING, NIGERIAN and LOTTERY: State consumers continue to report receiving solicitations ask- ing for detailed personal informa- tion to claim various prizes Such as sweepstakes and lottery win- nings. Requests can include some combination .of the follow- ing: full name; address; gender; marital status; occupation; email address; home, cell/fax number; nationality; credit card or social security number. Reminder: Consumers should not share personal infor- mation, such as their credit report~ social security or credit card num- bers with anyone they do not know. RESTAURANT "CASH BACK" SCAM: The AG's Office issued a Scam Alert in May, warning New Mexico restaurant owners and employees to a new scam utiliz- ing the TTY (Telecommunica- tions Device for the Deaf) system to place bogus catering orders. Electronic mail has been used in this scam for follow-up conversa- tions. The "cash back" element of the scam uses Western Union for a wire transfer to make the re- quested payment to a "shipper." In June, a northeast heights restaurant manager in Albuquer- que contacted the AGO to report the TTY scammer is still on the loose in the metro area. Though the manager did not fall prey to the seam. the email she received contains many red flags worth mentioning again. Hello. Thanks for the conversation Over the Phone Hope all is well with you I Will like to order for chicken sandwich with Fries for 100 peoples and Its for My Son B-day and I will be needing it by 12th of June By 4pm and This is a pick up order and Am ready to make the full payment now with my credit card so I will like to have the total cost plus tax so i can get you my card to charge for the order and I will have my'private shipper pick that up at your shop at 4 pm on the aforementioned date. I awaits'your responds back with the total cost of all the order plus tax.Thanks Sherie Red flags included in this correspondence are lack of punc- tuation, poor grammar, and the urgency to make full payment "'now." Helpful publications ex- plaining seams can be found on the AG's Web site at Potential seams can be reported to the AG's office in Santa Fe. Las Cruces. and Albuquerque by call- ing 1-800-678-1508 or emailing: "ABANDONED CASH" PHISHING SCAM: For any 'fishing' expedition to be successful, the fisherman must use the right 'bait'. Scammers phishing for consum- ers private and personal informa- tion in trying economic times are stooping to new lows by tugging on heart strings (the bait). Hi Marley, Thanks for dignifying my email with a response. I want you to treat this email with utmost ago while I was in tour in Iraq, my unit discovered some aban- doned cash in the mansion of a militant ruler during a covert mili- tary raid. The total cash we dis- covered was $11.5 Million USD. We stashed all the funds in one trunk box and moved it secretly out of Iraq to Kuwait for safekeep- ing. We waited for a while to en- sure that nobody is on our trail. Now, we need to move the money out of Kuwait. I am contacting you because we need your assis- tance in receiving the box for us on our behalf, and securing the cash until we return home from service. You can find more infor- mation about this by visiting this w e b s i t e : http ://news. bbc. co. uk/2/hi/ middle_east/2988455, stm In order to proceed with this mission, we need the following details from you. 1. Your Full name 2. The address where you want the box to be delivered 3. Your private telephone num- ber where you can be reached 24 hours If for some reasons you don't want to or can't help us, I want you to ignor this message imme- diately and assume we neverhad this conversation. However, if you are going to fully cooperate with us, we will compensate you with 15% of the total cash after the mission, is accomplished. Like I said earlier, we are a GO and wait- ing for your response. This is a very serious deal and I wouldn't be asking for your help if I am not convinced that this is not go- ing to bring any harm to you or your family, or put you m a risky position. There is nothing illicit about this. We have worked the from you with the info requested, I will proceed to the next step and I ~vill give you further instruc- tions. I hope I can trust you and rely on your sense of discretion. I am transmitting this fax from an external secure line but I can only receive your response directly to my email address below. williams.barnes@ Write back soon buddy. In, God we trust, Williams Barnes @/nf mm Similar phishing seams can be reported to AG King's Con- sumer Protection Division before they are deleted. To learn more about the vari- ous types of seams that tend to circulate in New Mexico, visit and look at the AG Gary King's Con- sumer Protection Division book- let Don't Get Burned-Your Guide To Seams. AGO ROAD SHOW: On a regular basis through- out the year, the AG King's Con- sumer Protection Division offers Scam Preverttion, Identity Theft Prevention & Repair, and Borrow- ing Money: Risks and Reasons Presentations to a different New Mexico community. Consumers are invited to attend these presen- tations at no charge. To find out where the next Road Show will be, visit: liar. SCAM ALERTS FOR MEDIA AND CONSUMERS: The AGO is continuing to add email addresses its email listserv for Scare Alerts, Consumer Advisories and Weekly Con- sumer Notices. To subscribe, log on to: ticles/scamalerts.aspx ad ptive parents ed in New Submitted by CYFD Becoming a foster or adop- tive parent can make a huge dif- e ference in the life of a child. Join us for,, an infor~i ; mation meet- ing' to be held this month of February in your area. Please call Ronny Diaz, CYFD Foster & Adoptive Parent Re- cruiter - at (575) 434- 5950 ext. 121 for more infor- mation or visit us on the web a t Se Habla Espanol Foster or Adopt a New Mexico Youth Name: Ezekiel Age: 9 Grade: 3~ in the 2010-2011 schoolyear Introducing Ezekiel! This young man is driven. He partici- pates in Taekwondo and has earned himself a yellow belt. Ezekiel had unfortunately not ex- perienced many opportunities for Ezekiel socialization in his young life but now he is ready to take on the work. He has embraced school and his peers as a new adventure .... in fact is Ezekiel loves school! He' works hard "to learn ne'~k things and is very curious aboutevery- thingaround him. He is a very bright, loving, social and artis- tic child. He has, a unique spirit as he is coming out of his shell and taking chances at get- ting to know and trust those around him. Ezekiel loves spiders and his favorite action hero is Spiderman! Ezekiel en- joys working on arts and crafts, drawing, and collecting small items. Ezekiel is in need of a for- ever family who offer him plenty of opportunities to play, explore, flourish and to be the fun loving child he was meant to be. Ezekiel is a member of the Navajo. Nation. At this time only licensed adoptive families who are registered members of the Na- vajo Nation will be considered. iiI 1 ! N.u vo--Ve.I 1 & 2 Bedroom starting at $499/Mo 8/15/10 vailable All New Appliances included! For more information contact Randy Norrick at Portal-Rodeo Realty 575-557-2242 We have all. the tools to keep your BusineSs . We offer Professional Serviees for all aspeets of your small business! Including: Payroll ~Monthly, Quarterly & Annual Tax Preparation Financial Statements' Bank Reconciliations 575-542-3125 212 E. Motel Drive * Suite A * Lordsburg