Salisbury Press

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Public Wi-Fi scams

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Fraud Watch

Are you using public Wi-Fi?

Free Wi-Fi is a great convenience, but it can be risky. Scammers can set up a Wi-Fi network with a name similar to the one you’re intending to use, hoping you’ll connect to it, or they can hijack your information between you and the Wi-Fi access point.

Do no more than check the weather or browse sports scores; otherwise, hackers can steal your passwords, see your email or intercept financial transactions.

Make sure your device isn’t set to connect to Wi-Fi automatically.

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Apple Days Sept. 7 and 8

HISTORIC BETHLEHEM

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites sixth annual Apple Days event will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 7 and 8 at Burnside Plantation, 1461 Schoenersville Road.

Attractions will include apple bobbing, kids crafts and activities, cooking and colonial demonstrations, blacksmithing, barn and house tours, live music, culinary and doughnut eating contests and takeout desserts.

Alumni Wall Honor nominations due Sept. 1

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

STSD

The Salisbury Township School District is proud to continue the Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor.

The program recognizes notable Salisbury Township School District alumni who have brought honor to the Salisbury Township School District.

The district is seeking nominees who have distinguished themselves and contributed to society in an exemplary manner.

Awards are given annually with the number of nominees inducted at the discretion of the selection committee.

The committee will choose from the applications which must be received by Sept. 1.

Free trial offer scams

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

AARP

Social media, TV and other media often advertise free trial offers that claim to be “risk free.” However, some “free” trial offers end up being traps that lock consumers into plans that charge recurring fees.

Often a free trial offer will require you to provide your credit card information for a nominal shipping fee. However, once you accept the offer and the company has your payment information, you may be charged for products you never intended to order.

Read up on both the company (reviews and contact information) and the terms and conditions of the offer.

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Expo Aug. 24

GAC-VS

The Women Veterans Committee of the Governor’s Advisory Council for Veterans Services will host a women veterans town hall and expo to honor women veterans and update them on programs and services they may have earned Aug. 24.

Led by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, the GAC-VS is the commonwealth’s first interagency collaboration, which strives to enhance the quality of programs and services for its nearly 800,000 veterans.

Recycling meeting Aug. 21

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP

The Salisbury Township Environmental Advisory Council will host an informational evening for the community, “Residential Recycling and How to Do It The Right Way,” 7 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Salisbury Township municipal building, 2900 S. Pike Ave., Allentown. The presentation will include how the impact of contamination affects recycling and what residential recycling materials are accepted for curbside pickup.

All residents are encouraged to attend.

Peer-to-peer payment apps

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

AARP

With new technologies come new ways scammers are trying to steal our money.

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) money sending apps – Zelle, Venmo, PayPal and the like – are popular ways for friends to send money back and forth.

Unfortunately, scammers are using the same technology to receive payment from individuals they deceive into believing they owe money. These platforms have fewer consumer protections than other forms of payment.

Use caution when sending money to people you do not know and watch out if a stranger insists on paying you via P2P apps.

Brookside Road construction has begun

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

PENNDOT

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Engineering District 5 announced work has begun on a $1,706,780 project to resurface Brookside Road in Lower Macungie Township, Lehigh County.

Work on this project includes milling, base repair, paving, installing rumble strips, Americans with Disabilities Act compliant curb ramps and pavement markings on Brookside Road between Route 222 and Buckeye Road in Lower Macungie Township.

Motorists should expect to see nighttime lane restrictions with flagging between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

VOLUNTEER

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

OPPORTUNITIES

state rep. ryan mackenzie, r-134th

Following the events of Sept. 11, 2001, the federal government put into action a more secure form of identification, known as REAL ID, for Americans seeking to fly domestically and/or enter certain federal buildings. Full implementation of the new requirements will go into effect Oct. 1, 2020.

Although Pennsylvania is among the last of the states to make REAL ID available, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is offering the new identification.