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    June 12, 2014 - ט"ו סיון תשע"ד

    ALERT

    At this time we would like to make you aware of a telephone scam that is occurring throughout Brooklyn and Queens known as the “Green Dot” scam.

    Here is how the Scam works:

    After receiving a call from someone who claims to be collecting a debt for either a Utility Company or the Internal Revenue Service, people are being threatened with the loss of their heat, electric or told they will be deported.

    Utility Company Scam:

    The victims are contacted by a caller who states that they work at a Utility Company and are collecting money that is past due. The caller informs the victim that they can avoid having their utility service disconnected if they immediately pay the past due amount using a Green Dot MoneyPak card that can be purchased at a local store.  The caller instructs the victim to purchase a Green Dot MoneyPak card in a specified amount and provides the victim with a phone number to be called back when the MoneyPak has been obtained. … More »


    Safety Tip #10

    Hitchhiking is dangerous! Boys, girls, bochurim, teenagers, women - everyone is at serious risk when they enter a vehicle with an unfamiliar driver, no matter how heimish he or she looks. Under no circumstances should it be permitted, no matter what, no matter when, no matter where.

    Safety Tip #9

    When money collectors coming knocking, do not leave them standing at your open doorway while you fish for cash. Lock the door first, and unlock when you return with the money. Do not allow your children to hand over the money either - the collector is a total stranger to you and your family, and it is only prudent to exercise at leat the minimum amount of caution.

    Safety Tip #8

    Teach your children never to talk to strangers. Even if the stranger looks heimish, talks like Bubby or Zeidy, or claims to know them, your child should never answer without you there.  Warn your kids to always run back to you if a stranger approaches. Do not take this lightly: In a tight-knit community like ours, it is very easy for someone to merely dress the part to gain our children’s trust. You can never be too cautious when it comes to the safety of your child.


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