LOCAL NEWS | APRIL 23, 2018

LOCAL NEWS | APRIL 23, 2018

LOCAL NEWS | APRIL 23, 2018

Scams have become commonplace in today’s world, whether initiated by phone, by internet, even by social media.  Pennsylvania consumers are being warned to use caution when searching for job opportunities online. The State Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection recently learned of a new online scam that targets job seekers. Scam artists are targeting online employment sites with fake listings in order to obtain personal information, such as birth dates or Social Security numbers. Some employment scammers also directly request cash.  There are tips to help keep personal information safe.  Do not provide your Social Security Number or other personal details prior to your first day of on-site employment; Research the employer advertising the job before providing your resume or any personal information to potential employers; Request a face-to-face interview, rather than a telephone interview; Never cash a check for a potential employer and forward money to a third party. Pennsylvanians who believe they have been victims of an employment scam should file a complaint with the Bureau of Consumer Protection by calling 800-441-2555 or emailing scams@attorneygeneral.gov.

 

Spring leaf collection in the Borough of Lewistown begins today and continues through Monday, May 7th.  Collection will be Monday through Friday on the next working day following your normal refuse collection day.  Leaves should be placed at the curb in a plastic trash bag prior to 6:00 am on pick-up day.  Borough Refuse tags are not required for leaf collection.  Leaves should not be raked loose into the street or mixed with refuse or yard trimmings.

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