La Grande will never be Las Vegas. And it doesn’t want to be a 24/7 bright lights gambling mecca, with all the fun and corruption that implies. But over the course of the past few years, the small city in Northeast Oregon has become a livelier place to live.
At Christmas time most consumers are seemingly awash in seeking gifts, purchasing gifts and distributing presents. While there is surely plenty of room to debate — in this age of pop-culture fads and focus on the buyer — the true meaning of the holiday, many consumers should be aware of the real risk of identity theft and fraud.
Many can look to Christmas as the best time of year. Certainly, there is a certain kind atmosphere generated by the season, but it is also critical to remember a few, basic tips to ensure a safe holiday season.