Posted: 9:52 PM A new scam is targeting people who get social security benefits.
It's pretty simple. Crooks get their hands on personal information, like a full name and bank account number.
Then they contact the social security administration and ask them to reroute the payments to their own accounts, such as a bank account or prepaid debit card.
This new scam is gaining speed just as the social security administration prepares to switch all beneficiaries to direct deposit, instead of mailing them paper checks.
In order to protect your identity:
-Be wary of calls or emails from people asking for personal information
-Tell the agency (SSA) that no changes can be made to your account unless you appear in person with an ID.
If you have social security and haven't seen a benefits payment in a few days, then get a letter saying that changes have been made to your direct deposit, experts say you should report it immediately.
To tell the agency that you only want to make changes in person, visit: www.socialsecurity.gov/blockaccess
The Social Security Administration says anyone who believes they are victims of fraud should contact the inspector general at: http://oig.ssa.gov/report-fraud-waste-or-abuse
Posted: 5:09 PM The El Paso County Sheriff's Office want to let Ute Pass area residents know about a sexually violent predator that has been released from prison and is now living in the area.
A meeting will be held September 24 at 7 p.m. at the temporary Green Mountain Falls Town Hall located at 10605 Green Mountain Falls Road.
Jeffrey Brosh, 39, was convicted of Sexual Assault on a Child by One in a Position of Trust back in 2008 and sentenced to the Department of Corrections. He sexually assaulted his neighbor's 12 year old son after giving him alcohol.
He is now living at 9125 Canyon Drive in Woodland Park. The address is in unincorporated El Paso County near the El Paso/Teller County line.
Posted: 4:55 PM Tuesday, October 9 is the deadline to register to vote in the 2012 general election. Online applications submitted after this date will not be effective for the 2012 general election.
Colorado's election chief says many of the nearly 800 people who registered to vote using a mobile device may not be registered because of a website glitch from Sept. 14 to Sept. 24. Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler urged those people Wednesday to verify their status and register again if they don't show up on the system.
Posted: 4:26 PM The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is informing Colorado consumers that Sunland, Inc. of Portales, N.M. is recalling all almond butter, peanut butter, cashew butter, tahini and roasted blanched peanut products manufactured between May 1 and Sept. 24, 2012 due to possible Salmonella contamination.
Updated: 10:05 PM Whooping cough has been confirmed at one local high school in Colorado Springs. To learn more about it, who should be vaccinated, and what the cough sounds like, click on the link below.
Posted: 1:24 PM Meet Princess! This 8-month-old Rex rabbit would make the perfect addition to a home or classroom! She's an inside pet who loves cuddling and having her nose rubbed. Princess is also easily trainable...she can be harness, litter box and clicker trained!
Your children or students can love Princess for years to come...she has a lifespan of 8-10 years!
Want to learn more? Call Dream Power at 390-7838! We are having technical issues posting the video straight to Find It, but you view the video featuring Princess by clicking the link below!
Updated: 6:44 AM It is relatively rare for infants to be abducted by strangers. But it does happen. And recent analysis of abduction cases by the FBI suggests there are new and troubling trends for expectant parents to be aware of, including women kidnappers using violence to commit their crimes and social media to target their victims.
Posted: 8:59 PM Are you looking for employment? Are you tired of running all over the city to apply for jobs? Do you wish you could just talk with an employer face-to-face? If you answered "yes!" to any of these questions, PPWFC has an opportunity for YOU!
The Business Relations Group and KKTV 11 are offering a Fall Job Fair. This is your opportunity to speak with employers, present your resume, and sell your knowledge, experience, and personality to perspective employers.
Posted: 2:11 PM You won't be able to resist the latest pet of the week!
Meet Poe-Poe...this adorable Jack Russell-Rat Terrier mix is all puppy: playful, energetic, INCREDIBLY loving. He ran up and "hugged" every person in the newsroom that walked by him! All he wants to do is cuddle and love up on everyone around him, and is looking for someone who can cuddle and love him back. Could your home be his forever home?
And bonus: this 10-month-old is leash trained AND crate trained!
Want to learn more? Watch the below video or call Dream Power at 390-7838.
PET OF THE WEEK: Poe-POe
Posted: 8:43 AM The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams runs through September 30th at Theatreworks. The play, as its author Williams famously said, "is memory" -and like memory it is fluid, delicate and not fixed. Please follow the link provided for more information.