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Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the U.S. and around the world. This form of fraud cost American businesses and consumers $400 million last year alone. Identity theft victims can spend months or even years in untangling the confusion, restore their credit rating and clear their names. The first and most effective line of defense is with you.
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Santa Fe – Following the outbreak of Ebola in western Africa and its appearance in North America, the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department’s Securities Division today cautioned investors to beware of opportunistic Internet-based investment schemes related to the disease.
ALAMOGORDO – Albuquerque businessman Jeffrey B. Bland has been indicted on felony charges for allegedly stealing $229,000 from an 88-year-old Alamogordo investor.
SANTA FE – The New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department’s Securities Division today announced a new outreach program that provides New Mexico law enforcement officials and prosecutors with free training and resources to help investigate complaints about investment fraud and other financial crimes.