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National Child Safety Council Safety Programs
Thursday March 10 and 11

Lincoln, Washington and St Patrick's 

  Business and Industry Show
Bryan Middle School
11 am - 7 pm

Tuesday March 29, 2016

 


Cable Company Impersonation Con Fools Subscribers   

Everyone likes a great discount, but be wary of cable discounts.  

A steep discount on your monthly cable bill? This may sound like a great way to save money, but it could be the set up for a scam. Con artists are impersonating cable companies and taking advantage of subscribers' eagerness to save money.

How the Scam Works:

You get a call, and it's someone claiming to be a representative from your cable provider's "loyal rewards" program. The caller offers you a significant discount on your monthly cable and/or service. For $80 per month, you can get phone, broadband Internet, and the premium cable channels. This package would typically run subscribers well over $100/month.  

Of course there's a catch! You need to pay for six months of the discounted rate upfront. And this "representative" doesn't take credit cards, only pre-paid debit cards. Using one of these cards is as untraceable as paying in cash.  

According to BBB Scam Tracker reports, lately con artists are impersonating Comcast, but they will likely move on to other cable providers as the scam expands. Also, reports say that scammers frequently have personal information about targets, such as address, phone number and current level of service, making this con very believable. 

Tips to avoid a utility scam

Cable companies aren't the only utilities that scammers impersonate. Watch out for variations involving electricity, gas and other bills. 

  • Prepaid debit cards are a red flag: If a caller specifically asks you to pay by prepaid debit card or wire transfer, this is a huge warning sign. Your utility company will accept a check, credit card or online banking transfer. 
  • Don't cave to pressure to pay immediately: If you feel pressured for immediate payment or personal information, hang up the phone and call the customer service number on your utility bill. This will ensure you are speaking to a real representative. 
  • Never allow anyone into your home to check electrical wiring, natural gas pipes or appliances unless you have scheduled an appointment or reported a problem. Also, ask utility employees for proper identification.

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Operation Lifesaver, Norfolk Southern

Look..... Listen.....Live

Bryan Ohio PD Operation Lifesaver

 

Matt Arnold Operation Lifesaver

About every 3 hours, a person or vehicle is hit by a train.

Operation Lifesaver is working to change people's behavior around railroad tracks and crossings with the national public awareness campaign, See Tracks? Think Train!  

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Beyond Booster Seats

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Manual transmission foils Pittsburgh carjackers

A stick shift stopped two would-be carjackers who robbed a man at gunpoint in Pittsburgh.

Police said the victim, 28, was in his car on North Euclid Avenue in the East Liberty neighborhood Tuesday night when a man tapped the barrel of a gun on the driver's side window.

The man got out of his car, and the gunman and a second suspect demanded money, said public safety spokeswoman Emily Schaffer.

When the victim revealed he had none, the suspects took his cellphone and asked for the car keys — but lost interest in taking the car when he mentioned it's a stick-shift, Schaffer said.

“We typically don't hear about too many situations where the thieves decide to not take a vehicle in a carjacking based on the type of transmission,” Schaffer said. “Fortunately, the victim was not injured in this incident and nothing further, including his vehicle, was taken  

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