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  1. Chit-Chat
    Yesterday, July 4th, I headed out to the gym for my workout as usual when I was approached by a new "Manager" of LA Fitness who asked what I was paying per month. I told her $40 (no big secret) to which she replied "How would you like to pay $29 a month with no contract"? I asked what the...
  2. Chit-Chat
    Folks: This is being posted, not as a rant but just so none of you is ripped off, by either of these organizations. I became a Life Member of North American Hunting Club (NAHC), in February, 1992, afer being an annual member, for a few years. Recently, I noticed that I hadn't seen...
  3. Digital Connection (computers / phones / tablets)
    Just received an email as below. I'm always cautious about links on email. I never input any information on the browser which is opened using links on email. I didn't look into the detail of the email at first. I logged in my Paypal account on a separate browser to see what's going on...
  4. NYC and NY State Crimes
    The other day I was in Manhattan and had to take the subway. I went to the kiosk in the station and as I am about to buy a MetroCard this guy approaches me and says he can swipe me for 1 dollar. I asked him how, he replied I can, I politely declined. I then saw him swipe 2 other people in with...
  5. Digital Connection (computers / phones / tablets)
    Long story short. Ive been a customer of AT&T for a few years. I had a 3GB data plan paying $82 a month. I spend a little more time on my phone nowadays and called to inquire about upgrading my data plan. I spoke to a woman back in sept and she said AT&T was running a promotion and could get...
  6. Chit-Chat
    I just got an automated message that said that I should not disregard the message. It was from "Agent Nikki Johnson" of IRS saying that I owed money and to call back at 516-945-9222. I played along and called the number. An accented voice then asked what number I was contacted on. I played...
  7. Digital Connection (computers / phones / tablets)
    Got an email today from Fedex... "From: FedEx Courier Company. [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 2015 6:36 PM Subject: Parcel REG: EG2272 Dear Beneficiary, Your package worth the sum of $750.000.00 United States Dollars in a certified bank draft is in our office ready for...
  8. Chit-Chat
    Yesterday I received two phone calls from 516 284-1069, caller ID said "Hewlett, NY". Since I know no one in Hewlett I did not answer and did a search. Found out it was linked to a scammer. Called 311, as per Snooze12, they said report it to the Police. Called PW Police, since no damage they...
  9. Long Island Crimes
    So, a few minutes ago I had a knock at my door. A guy explaining how he was in the neighborhood delivering meat, and he had a few extra, and he's got filet mignon for $3 and.... Well, I told him "no thanks," figuring if it's "too good to be true...." A quick Google search finds...
  10. Long Island Crimes
    ***FRAUD ALERT *** Supervisor Romaine Warns Residents about Letter Seeking Access into Homes by Individuals Posing as Town Workers FARMINGVILLE, NY - Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine and Deputy Supervisor Dan Panico today warned residents about a scam by individuals looking to pose as Town...
  11. Car / Truck talk
    I just recieved a check for 150.00 from a law firm in Ca...Says I was part of a class action suit even though I didn't file a claim...on the check it says I'm agreeing to section blah blah of claim...Anyone else recieve this? Any harm in cashing-or trying to if its bogus?
  12. Out of State Crimes
    Be warned of a Pay Pal Scam. My account was hacked. They used an old password / login that was hacked from another source (facebook or ebay probably). They then ordered $700 in gift cards and paid them with my paypal account. Oddly, they gift cards were mailed to me, so I dont know where the...
  13. Digital Connection (computers / phones / tablets)
    So, the father of a woman my wife works with received a call the other day from someone with an Indian accent saying they were from Microsoft and that he had a problem with his computer. The guy is 80 and started to buy into it. The Indian guy kept telling him to do things on his computer so he...
  14. Out of State Crimes
    http://www.wvec.com/home/SCAM-ALERT-One-ring-phone-scam-272608671.html
  15. Long Island Crimes
    Often we see scam warnings on Facebook or here and we wonder how true it is. We consult snopes.com and argue it out. Here is an official and credible resource on the local scams offered by SCPD. Could not locate something similar on the Nassau side. If anyone finds it feel free to share...
  16. Pets Pets Pets
    I have seen several different ones out in the Manorville area. Sign stuck in the side of the road, saying "Labrador Puppies" with a 631- number. There were at least two different phone numbers. I called both and received an identical voicemail at each saying to call back. Scam? Sure smells...
  17. Chit-Chat
    I just got a call from a chiropractic office offering free exam for me, and all the people at my job plus 1 member of each employee's family. I think it's a scam because you most likely have to fill out a form to medical and personnel information. What do you all think?
  18. Digital Connection (computers / phones / tablets)
    Yesterday afternoon I was lying in bed recovering from the flu. My wife came in with the phone and said some guy was on the phone from windows and our system was going to crash. Right away I new it was a scam. After I said hello, the man with an Indian accent on a "unavailable" phone number...
  19. Chit-Chat
    I'm trying to figure out what's better/more cost effective. A chicken and broccoli combo is 8 and change. A small chicken and broccoli is 4.95. It seems to me the portions are identical, except you get a crappy egg roll with the combo. I haven't had a decent egg roll in years and could care less...
  20. Out of State Crimes
    http://westorlandonews.com/2013/10/21/fdle-three-busted-in-fake-body-armor-scam/ Three people have been arrested and charged with one count each of organized scheme to defraud and one count of counterfeiting body armor, said agents of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Orlando Regional...
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