Evening News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on January 8, 2021
The Erie county department of health put out a warning yesterday of a new scam where people call pretending to be contact tracers and then ask for information that could be used to steal credit card or bank account information. They remind the public that contact tracers will only ask for “identifying” information name, address, contact phone number and date of birth. A contact tracer from New York State will never ask for a driver’s license number, social security number, credit card or bank account information. If you get one of these calls and think it’s a scam hang up and call the FTC at 1-877-382-4357 to report the number that called you.
The Genesee county park and forest is offering winter wonderland hikes starting on Saturday the 9th of January. Preregistration is required for these guided hikes snow or no snow. The daytime hikes are from 1 to 3pm. They are also offering night time hikes for people 18 and up from 7 to 9pm. Cost is 5 dollars a person or 15 for a family. Call 585 344 1122 for details and to register.
Niagara Falls will be lit up Buffalo Bills Blue today overnight into Saturday for the first 15 minutes of every hour in anticipation of the playoff game against the Colts.