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Lost & Found

Lost: Diamond set in gold mounting prongs, fell off my wife's wedding ring, in Floresville, reward offered. 210-867-1319.
Found: Calico cat, female, white, orange, and black, on CR 352, La Vernia. 210-667-1052.
Lost: Black female Chihuahua named Gloomy and black male Chihuahua named Rico, from CR 126, Floresville, missed dearly by their family! Call 210-428-3803. 
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Help Wanted

F&W Electrical is now hiring journeyman, backhoe operators, and laborers. Apply at 6880 U.S. Hwy. 181 N., Floresville, Monday-Friday, 8-5. 830-393-0083. EOE.
Caraway Ford in Nixon is looking to hire a Ford certified diesel Tech, great pay and benefits! Give Kevin a call today 830-582-2511. 
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Beware phony IRS calls

October 16, 2014

LA VERNIA -- Police here are warning residents of the latest telephone scam, in which callers purport to be from the Internal Revenue Service. Sgt. Danny Pitts of the La Vernia Police Department said Oct. 16 that he took a report from a woman... More ›

Medicare Beneficiaries are Prime Targets for Scammers

August 8, 2014

The phone calls are endless. You get offers of back braces and medical alerts. Someone calls and wants to help you save money on your Medicare costs. Maybe you have gotten a call that Medicare... More ›

‘Virtual Kidnapping’ Extortion Calls on the Rise

August 7, 2014

Recent Trend Targeting Physicians SOURCE: Federal Bureau of Investigation San Antonio FBI seeks to warn the public regarding the rise in “virtual kidnapping” extortion schemes and... More ›

Beware counterfeit tickets

June 3, 2014

With the Spurs playing in the NBA finals, the X Games hitting Austin this weekend, and summer concerts in full swing, many fans are eager to get tickets to their favorite event. Officials warn of fake tickets when buying online or from individuals. Scams... More ›

Understanding School Impersonation Fraud

May 6, 2014

SOURCE: Federal Bureau of Investigation The operator at the office supply store call center answers the phone, and the person on the other end claims to be a school purchasing officer with... More ›

IC3 warns of cyber scams targeting universities, employees and students

May 6, 2014

SOURCE: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internet Crime Complaint Center The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is aware of multiple scams targeting universities, university employees,... More ›

Beware of phone scam alleging relative in legal, financial crisis

April 29, 2014

SOURCE: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internet Crime Complaint Center The Internet Crime Complaint Center continues to receive reports of telephone scams involving calls that claim their... More ›

‘Cryptolocker’ malware program holds personal info for ransom

February 24, 2014

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin is warning consumers of a malware program that accesses your personal computer... More ›

Callback scheme used in International Revenue Share Fraud

February 18, 2014

SOURCE: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internet Crime Complaint Center Telephone companies in the United States are seeing missed calls used to enable International Revenue Share Fraud... More ›

FBI warns of scams involving prepaid funerals

January 21, 2014

SOURCE: Federal Bureau of Investigation Scamming nuns. Taking advantage of the mentally disabled. Stealing from the elderly. Just when you think con men couldn’t sink any lower, they do:... More ›

Counterfeit Cosmetics, Fragrances Hazardous to Your Health

January 7, 2014

SOURCE: Federal Bureau of Investigation You see what appears to be your favorite brand name eye shadow, eye liner, or fragrance for sale at a flea market or on an unfamiliar website. You... More ›

FBI offers holiday shopping tips

December 3, 2013

The FBI reminds holiday shoppers to beware of cyber criminals who are out to steal money and personal information. Scammers use many techniques to defraud consumers, from phishing e-mails offering too good to be true deals on brand-name merchandise... More ›

Ransomware Purporting to be from the FBI is Targeting OS X Mac Users

July 23, 2013

SOURCE: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internet Crime Complaint Center 07/18/13--In May 2012, the Internet Crime Complaint Center posted an alert about the Citadel malware platform used... More ›

Royal Birth Triggers Social Media Scams

July 23, 2013

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS - The bigger the news story, the bigger the opportunity for scammers. With the new royal baby making headlines across the globe, BBB expects to see scammers swooping in to... More ›

A warning to consumers about 'clickjacking' scam

July 12, 2013

AUSTIN, Texas - Even savvy computer users can fall for "clickjacking," the latest trick that hides a scam on a seemingly safe web page. It’s a scheme that makes victims think they are clicking... More ›

Cyber Criminals Using Photo-Sharing Programs to Compromise Computers

June 4, 2013

SOURCE: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internet Crime Complaint Center The FBI has seen an increase in cyber criminals who use online photo-sharing programs to perpetrate scams and harm... More ›

Medicare scam — not medical alert!

May 21, 2013

Seniors all over Texas are receiving phone calls from individuals who want to make an appointment to come to your home and deliver a new Medical Alert that is all paid for by Medicare. But... More ›

Gun sales scam among those in IC3 report

May 7, 2013

SOURCE: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) INCREASE IN ONLINE FRAUDULENT GUN SALES Criminals capitalize on current events highlighted by the media,... More ›

Beware of possible fraud associated with Boston Marathon explosions

April 30, 2013

SOURCE: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internet Crime Complaint Center The FBI reminds the public there is the potential for fraud in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings. The... More ›

Tax refund scams

March 6, 2013

How to Prevent Scammers from Stealing Your Tax Refund Before it Hits Your Bank Account Valuable tips here: http://www.gobankingrates.com/tax/how-to-prevent-tax-refund-fraud-scams-before-bank-account/#ixzz2Mn6eVHsO ... More ›



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