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Letitia James Warns Consumers About Classified Ads Toll numbers may be a direct line to trouble. Classified ads are intended to help people by facilitating communication and advertising available services; however, some of the hotlines & service numbers in classifieds actually hurt the people who rely on them by cheating them of their hard-earned dollars. “Most newspapers print a disclaimer in their classified ad section to warn readers about numbers that are a direct line to trouble. Any number starting with 900, 540, 595 or 871 charges a fee beyond a local call. In some instances, ads initially advertise calls to a local number, but then direct callers to a second number starting with one of the paid exchanges. “Consumers must also question the legitimacy of vague classifieds because they too could be a scam. Before responding to an ad, consumers should verify the source of all information & always be wary about sending money or signing a contract with an unknown party.” Office of the Public Advocate

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Letitia James Warns Consumers About Classified Ads Toll numbers may be a direct line to trouble. Classified ads are intended to help people by facilitating communication and advertising available services; however, some of the hotlines & service numbers in classifieds actually hurt the people who rely on them by cheating them of their hard-earned dollars. “Most newspapers print a disclaimer in their classified ad section to warn readers about numbers that are a direct line to trouble. Any number starting with 900, 540, 595 or 871 charges a fee beyond a local call. In some instances, ads initially advertise calls to a local number, but then direct callers to a second number starting with one of the paid exchanges. “Consumers must also question the legitimacy of vague classifieds because they too could be a scam. Before responding to an ad, consumers should verify the source of all information & always be wary about sending money or signing a contract with an unknown party.” Office of the Public Advocate

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Public notice The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from New Venezia LLC for a site known as 242 Nevins Street, site ID #C224273. This site is located in the Borough of Brooklyn, within the County of Kings, and is located at 242 Nevins Street. Comments regarding this application must be submitted no later than June 15, 2018. A copy of the application and other relevant documents are available at the document repositories located at Brooklyn Public Library - Pacific Branch, 25 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn 11217 and Brooklyn Community Board 6, 250 Baltic Street, Brooklyn 11201. Information regarding the site and how to submit comments can be found at www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/60058.html or send comments to John Miller, Project Manager, NYSDEC-DER, 625 Broadway, 11th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-7014; john.miller@dec.ny.gov; or call 518-402-9589. To have information such as this notice sent right to your email, sign up with county email listservs available at: www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/61092.html.

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