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submitted by Bucks County Consumer Protection Agency
We, the staff at Bucks County Consumer Protection, continue to receive complaints about intrusive, telemarketing telephone calls. Some of the calls reported are from legitimate telemarketers while others are from scam artists trying to get your money or your personal information.
Scammers will attempt to get personal information from you and turn around and sell your information on the Internet on what is referred to as a “talker list.” We speak with numerous residents, on a daily basis, that may have had a “polite” conversation with one of these criminals or some have admitted to play along with the scammers by leading them on with no intentions of purchasing or buying anything from them.
On October 15th, PA Leadership Charter School hosted Dr. Amy Spencer, an accomplished opera singer and instructor. Dr. Spencer teaches private voice lessons, sings for Opera Philadelphia and the Academy of Music and is a member of the American Guild of Musical Arts.
The Center for Performing and Fine Arts (a PALCS program) recently had the honor of hosting an afternoon of music with Dr. Amy Spencer. Several students volunteered to perform in front of their classmates and their guest of honor.
It’s still a crime: New consumer awareness campaign attempts to put the brakes on auto insurance fraud
Seriously dumb. Amazingly idiotic. Totally illegal. See how they lie.
Strong words, but true, according to a new consumer awareness campaign launched by the Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority (IFPA) to help curb a major epidemic in the state: auto insurance fraud.
The Wrightstown Village Library’s 17th Annual Village Renaissance Faire has announced the expansion of its community-trained Village Renaissance Players for the 2017 Village Renaissance Faire and would like to invite all interested parties, either as participants, partnered host theatrical organizations, or applicants for the new Artistic Director to contact the Faire Director, Ken Hone, email@example.com for further information.
by June Portnoy
Open enrollment for Medicare is currently underway, ending December 7th. Now is the time to review your coverage and make sure you choose the best possible Medicare plan you can afford. To help seniors make educated decisions about their Medicare coverage for 2016, Jim Waters, an APPRISE Volunteer Counselor for the Bucks County Area on Aging, recently offered Medicare advice to a group of seniors in Warminster.
Health Connections, a collaborative program between Doylestown Health and Cowhey Family ShopRite of Warminster, sponsored Jim’s one-hour presentation. Health Connections offers free in-store health education events and is an in-store health resource center created to benefit the community.
Bucks County Foodshed Alliance Board of Directors has hired Renée Cauller to provide administrative services to the nonprofit organization.
Renée is a writer and Doylestown native who is passionate about fresh, organic, local food. She is a recent Temple grad with a BA in English.
Pennsylvania motorcyclists can now show their support for veterans by purchasing newly authorized “Honoring Our Veterans” special fund registration plates for motorcycles.
The plate, authorized by Act 17 of 2015, features the standard registration plate design in blue, white and yellow with an image of the American Flag and a Bald Eagle with the words “Honoring Our Veterans” at the bottom of the plate.
The federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention has awarded Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) a $300,000 grant to develop and implement community-based intervention models designed to serve young people whose lives are affected by problems related to their sexual behavior.
This two-year grant will fund a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach and provide intervention, supervision and treatment services for youth with sexual behavior problems (YSBP) ages 10 through 14, their child victims and all involved family members.