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Excellent Article on Travel Rights During COVID-19

“In NY State, Travelers Should Know Their Rights” The Journal News By Sarah Taddeo July 12, 2020 The coronavirus pandemic has snarled most summer travel in some way. New Yorkers should know their rights and their cancellation and change options prior to planning a trip. Most transportation companies, like airlines, and hotel and lodging companies…

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Credit Freeze? Credit Lock?

What’s the difference between a credit freeze and credit lock? Credit Freeze: Credit bureaus are mandated by federal law to offer them. Free and easy to get from each credit bureau, without special conditions. Can be lifted online or by phone – use PIN to change status. Potentially time-consuming if you lose your PIN (must…

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Facebook Live – Protecting Consumers!

On Monday, I did a “Facebook Live” interview with County Executive George Latimer. We discussed how our office is addressing consumer protection issues during this pandemic. If you need to contact the Westchester Department of Consumer Protection, you can call 914-995-2155 or send an email to ConPro@westchestergov.com – our office is still open!   Click…

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Con Ed Warns About Scams!

Con Edison Beware of Scams, Especially Now! Criminals are trying to take advantage of the coronavirus outbreak! Beware of anyone visiting, emailing, or calling about outstanding bills or disconnecting service. You are not going to lose your power even if you can’t pay your bill now. If anyone asks you for money for “new meters…

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