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WNYT - Jan 26, 2017
WATERFORD -- Police in Waterford are warning residents about a new phone scam targeting local residents. It starts as a text message claiming to be from Key Bank Security. The receiver is then told to call 375-2162. That number then instructs the caller that there is an issue and the caller must leave their banking information along with their social security number. If you receive a text or call like this, hang up. It's a scam.
NorthJersey.com - Jan 26, 2017
The state’s Board of Public Utilities is considering a new area code for South Jersey, authorities said Wednesday. The board found out in October 2015 that the 609 area code would run out of available numbers in 2018 if a new area code was not added to that part of the state. The process is called “area code relief” and it happens when a new code is added by either redrawing the existing boundary lines or adding a new area code to the existing geographic area, the BPU said in a release Wednesday.
WXYZ - Jan 26, 2017
CLINTON TOWNSHIP., Mich. (WXYZ) - When Mary Kuczborski of Clinton Township answers her phone, she doesn't expect to be hit with questions. But that's what happened Thursday evening. "When it came on it was a gentleman, nice voice, and he says, 'can you hear me?,'" Kuczborski said.
Shore News Today - Jan 25, 2017
TRENTON – The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (Board) said in a statement Wednesday that it has begun the process of considering a request filed by Neustar, the Federal Communications Commission’s designated North American Numbering Plan Administrator (NANPA), seeking to create a new area code for the 609 Numbering Plan Area (NPA) or area code.
Daily Californian - Jan 23, 2017
The 510 area code, which covers western portions of Alameda and Contra Costa counties, is expected to use up its available suffixes by June 2018. Telecommunications service providers recommended that California Public Utilities Commission, or CPUC, use the overlay method, meaning it will add a new area code in the region, in addition to the 510 area code. The plan, pending CPUC approval, would add a new area code by December 2017, according to CPUC’s website.
WHIO - Jan 19, 2017
Northwestern Local Schools officials are advising the Springfield community about what they believe is a phone scam involving school tax collections. District officials on Thursday evening sent a Facebook message to the community that "Northwestern does not collect any funds directly nor are we contacting community members regarding this."
WKBN.com - Jan 19, 2017
HUBBARD, Ohio (WKBN) – The Hubbard Police Department is warning residents of a phone scam targeting the city’s utility customers. Police said the scammer calls a City of Hubbard Utility customer, claiming to be a city employee. The caller says the customer didn’t pay a utility bill and asks to take the payment over the phone.
The Winchester Star - Jan 18, 2017
BERRYVILLE — The town Police Department wants residents to be aware of a telephone scam involving billing for the town’s Utilities Department.
KRON4.com - Jan 17, 2017
ALAMEDA COUNTY (KRON) — The 510 area code, known to represent major portions of the East Bay, will no longer be given out to residents living in the area. The public utilities commission expects that available numbers in the 510 area code will be exhausted in the near future–by June 2019.
Amarillo.com - Jan 13, 2017
The Potter County Sheriff’s Office is asking citizens to be on the lookout for a phone scam that involves local residents being called and told there is an arrest warrant out for them for not showing up for jury duty. The number they are calling from is 806-223-2361, and has a voicemail saying they are from the Potter County Sheriff’s Office.