Scams and Schools
Written by Tom Tharp on August 27, 2020
If you get a call from national Fuel saying they are about to disconnect your gas, hang up. The gas company is warning customers that there is a new scam going around where people are called by someone saying they are a representative of National Fuel and threatening to shut off their gas within 45 minutes if they don’t pay over the phone. A press release from National Fuel says “Customers are reminded that National Fuel DOES NOT disconnect gas service without following its proper collections procedures, including multiple attempts to contact customers via the mail, phone, or in the field. National Fuel DOES NOT force phone payments as the only payment option and DOES NOT request bill payment by prepaid debit card, gift card, or wire transfer.” If you get this scam call please phone 18003653234 and report it.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that he is changing the requirements for a school district to be re closed in the empire state. One thing changing is the threshold for positivity rates in the region. Schools were mandated to close if the positivity rate of covid 19 went above 9 percent, now it is 5 percent. In New York City it is 3 percent. He also said if there are 100 cases in one day in a region that schools would have to go to mandatory 2 week online only learning.