Home Maintenance #Tips for #HomeOwners - As we make our way through the winter season, utility companies want customers to be reminded about common utility scams. According to Utilities United Against Scams (UUAS), a growing number of gas, electricity, water and communications consumers are getting calls and visits from imposters out to steal personal and financial data.
A common utility con involves a caller posing as a utility billing representative claiming that you have an overdue bill, and in order to avoid an immediate shut-off, you must provide a credit card number or prepaid debit card.
Sadly, scammers are meeting with great success using this tactic. According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), the median loss for a utility scam victim is $500.
Here are a few reminders to keep yourself and your data protected:
All UUAS-affiliated utility employees carry photo identification.
Field workers generally wear clothing with the company logo and drive company vehicles. When in doubt, do not allow them in - and if they persist, call 911.
UUAS utility representatives never demand instant payment in person or over the phone.
Utility representatives from UUAS companies do not require the use of prepaid debit cards. #homeowner#roodelynesylvain#realtor
This striking glass block wall is all that remains from a former Longchamp restaurant, a defunct chain of upscale restaurants located throughout Manhattan until around the mid-70’s. These restaurants were apparently known for their swanky Art Deco styling! This particular restaurant opened in 1938. #daysgoneby#ifthesewallscouldtalk#derelictplaces#fdf
Hey New York! You guys will know what I’m talking about! I’ve lived here since college and lived in many hoods:
1. It all started on the Upper West Side
2. My life moved to Columbus Circle
3. I kept moving downtown to Gramercy
4. Don’t call me Jenny from the block but I started to ride the 6 train to the UES
5. And now...I am headed to LIC (beating Amazon) & I can’t wait to share my new digs with you! 📷 @rgperezphotography
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Today marks 1 year of calling NYC home. I’ve lost and found myself in this crazy city. Fell in love with new things, dove deeper into what I wanted to make of this one life and I’m so happy I get to call this huge hunk of concrete home 🗽
I am so lucky to live in New York City and love this place I call home. 🗽But there’s definitely pros and cons about living in NYC and I’m sharing them on the blog. Check out my latest blog post- link in bio!