Let’s say you learn that an identity thief took out credit in your name, pretending to be you. To straighten it out, you might want to get records about the identity theft from the company where it happened. The law gives you that right — in fact, it’s Section 609(e) of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Read more here.
Tip of the week:
Get fresh air NOT Stress air.
“As the weather is becoming much nicer, we tend to get a breath of fresh air. However, vaping will only give you a breath of stress air”. From The Office of Security And Life Safety. For more information. Visit the truth.com here.
Weekend Bridge and Street Closures March 25-27
Donating with crypto? Watch out for scams.
You may have heard that the government of Ukraine is receiving donations by cryptocurrency. Unfortunately, scammers have heard this too and they’ve been posting on social media, as well as sending direct messages, to trick people into sending them money. For more information click here.
This NCPW, help reach every community
We know scammers target people everywhere. So this National Consumer Protection Week, we’re focusing on how fraud affects every community. In blog posts and events this week, we’ll highlight scams that affect some of those communities, including older adults, college students, servicemembers, and LGBTQ+ communities. Since scammers target every community, including yours, you can make a difference this NCPW: recruit your friends, family, and neighbors across all communities to report the scams they’re seeing to us. For more information, click here
Notify NYC – COVID-19 Booster Shots Available
COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are now available to NYers ages 18 years & older. Check eligibility: nyc.gov/covidvaccine.
Alternate Side Parking Rules Suspended Thanksgiving, November 25
Alternate Side and Meter Rules Suspended Thanksgiving
Alternate side parking (street cleaning) and parking meter regulations are suspended on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 25.
Get the dog or cat instead of the scam
This has been National Adoption Week for pets, and by now, thousands of dogs and cats might have new homes in the hearts of many thousands of people. But as the holidays approach, scammers know that families are hearing about their kids’ NEED for a dog or cat. And scammers are ready to take advantage by offering up that perfect pet — for a fee. You’ll find ads offering litters of puppies, especially, on websites and listservs online. But once you pay, your supposed pet and the “breeder” will vanish, along with your cash. Here are ways to spot those puppy and pet scammers and stop them in their tracks. For more information click here.
COVID vaccines are FREE!
Scammers are doubling down on their efforts to scam people out of their money and personal information. That’s why the FTC and the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) are teaming up to remind you: No matter what anyone tells you, you can’t buy COVID-19 vaccines online and there’s no out-of-pocket cost to get the shots. Here are some ways to avoid a vaccine-related scam. For more information, please click here.
Weekend Bridge and Street Closures April 16-18 NYC
Information about weekend street closures, including streets closed to facilitate crane operations, is available on the DOT website. Please click here.