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Heavy Snow Storm Expected Sunday Night Through Monday

WINTER STORM WARNING ISSUED from 9pm Sunday through 6pm Monday. A developing winter storm will bring significant snow to the area beginning later Sunday night and continuing through Monday. This will be a particularly cold storm with temperatures in the single digits to lower teens combined with periods of heavy snow with snowfall rates of 1"-2" per hour at times and gusty wind to produce treacherous travel conditions. Widespread heavy snow accumulations in excess of 7" are likely with this storm.

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Craigslist Scam Warning

Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 10:17 PM EDT
The Attorney General's Office has issued a consumer warning for New Yorkers to be on the lookout for Craigslist rental scams.
So what are some signs an ad could be a scam?
According to the A.G Eric Schneiderman, scammers use actual listings to make their ads seem real.
They switch out the contact information and offer the rental at a much lower price than the original listing.
If the scammers offer a phone number, there's often no voicemail which forces you to respond by email and give up your contact information.
The response you get back is often poorly written, and it asks for money up-front in exchange for a key.
Another new potential scam has also surfaced on Craigslist that the Attorney General's Office is now investigating as well.
For this scam, instead of asking the potential renter for money up front, the scammer directs the person to click a link and fill out a free credit report in order to get the apartment address.
The Bottom Line: Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says if the offer looks too good to be true, it probably is. Craigslist Scam Warning


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