Our guest speaker ,from the New York Attorney General's office spoke about the 4 most prevalent scams; the IRS scam; the Grandma scam ; the Pseg scam and the roving contractors scam. We were reminded that the IRS will never call you on the telephone. All contact with the taxpayer is in writing.
The grandma scam involves a call from an imposter claiming to be your distressed grandchild who has been arrested or fallen ill and of course they need cash, sent immediately , to solve the crisis.
The Attorney General's office is alerting bank employees and retail store cashiers ' to question senior citizens who are suddenly withdrawing large sums of cash or purchasing large amounts of gift cards; in order to thwart any possibility that the seniors are being tricked into paying scammers . Grandparents who receive these cruel phone calls should always call their children or text grandchildren to verify their whereabouts. The scammers script tell the grandparent to keep this matter private so they will not verify information that would expose the scammers.
The pseg scam diverts your attention so an accomplice can enter your house. Call the utility's' customer service to see if they have dispatched workers to your house for a real purpose.
New NY State laws:. The NY State Legislature will resume session in January 2018 .Our legislature only meets for 6 months a year and ends sessions in July .
- ON January 1, 2018 the Paid Family leave programs provides up to 8 weeks of paid time off for private sector workers to care for a close relative or newborn .
- In 2018, The age of consent to marry was raised to Seventeen from Sixteen. Bill A5524B was signed by the GOVENOR in June 2017.
- The Move Over law now includes any volunteer service vehicles displaying a blue or green light on their way to or already helping a roadside emergency. -- S7938
- Govtrack.us to follow USA congressional bills/actions