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Oregon Department of Justice Attorney General, Ellen F. Rosenblum recently sent out a press release warning that the text message scam is back! It goes on to say that if you receive an unexpected text message with a link and nothing more, or one that offers you something “for free,” do not be tempted to click on the link! The link will offer free merchandise, but in doing so, you will have to reveal a lot of personal information and possibly money as well.
Bottom line is that free merchandise websites rarely live up to their promises and most of the consumers who dealt with the scam artists never received the free gift they were promised.
Unfortunately, scams such as this still work — if they didn’t work, there would be no need to keep trying to inform our readers of such scams. These types of scams work the second the consumer clicks on their website. If you do, you will be giving them your phone number and other personal information.
If you receive any spam text messages offering you free gifts, gift cards, or service, asking you to provide personal information, immediately delete it, don’t reply or click on links, contact your cell carrier, and register your cell number with the Do Not Call List.
“What’s Brewing?” will be held at Meadow Lakes Restaurant from 7 to 8 a.m., on Wednesday, April 10. This week’s speaker will be Carol Benkosky, BLM Prineville District Manager, who will be speaking on “What’s happening at the BLM these days?”
Jamie Diangson has opened up Sweet Wee-Peats, where it is all about babies and kids. The store is located at 779 N. Main St., and is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jamie gives 50 percent trade for clothes and small items. She will also pay cash for bigger toys and furniture. They also carry items for the expectant mother with clothes from XS-XL. So stop by and bring your children, where they can play in the kid’s area, watch movies, and color while you shop.
Jamie can be reached at 541-419-8850.
Crook County Healing Hearts will be holding a breakfast fundraiser on Thursday, April 11 at Meadow Lakes Restaurant, 300 S.W. Meadow Lakes Dr from 7 - 8 a.m. A video presentation will start at 7 a.m., with breakfast to follow. There is no cost for the breakfast, donations and pledges will be accepted.
Prineville Perk will be held at Slater Chiropractic on Fri., April 12 from 8 - 8:30 a.m., they are located at 240 N.W. Claypool St. For more information on Prineville Perk, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 541-447-6304.
The CCMS Outdoor School has some struggling families and several are having a hard time paying the required fee for their child to attend this year. Their fundraising efforts have not generated as much money this year as in years past to help offset the cost of Outdoor School. If you or your business is able to sponsor a child for $100, please contact CCMS at 541-447-6283, they will gladly accept any and all cash donations and continue to have the can and bottle drop off in the north parking lot at the CCMS.
Futura Title and Escrow Corporation, headquartered in Boise, Idaho have recently purchased AmeriTitle. The company will retain name, brand, employees, and services in all locations. Locally AmeriTitle is located at 150 N.E. Court St and can be reached by calling 541-447-5181.
Pioneer Memorial Community Hospital Auxiliary will be holding their annual scrub sale fundraiser on Fri. April 13, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at PMH located at 1201 N.E. Elm St in the Cascade Conference room, lower level.
This column was written by the Central Oregonian’s general manager Teresa Tooley. If you have something that you would like to have included in the Central Oregonian’s business briefs, e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org