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A fine light snow will break out between 8pm and 10pm this evening becoming steadier and heavier especially after 2-3am on Monday.  Up to 6" of snow is likely in many areas by 7-8am Monday. Snowfall rates at times of 1"-2"/Hr are likely from Monday morning through the early afternoon with snow becoming lighter later in the day, ending between 8pm and 10pm Monday night. A combination of the cold, heavy snow, and greatly reduced visibility at times will create particularly dangerous travel conditions, especially Monday morning. Storm total snowfall is expected to range from 8"-14" with pockets of 14"+ by Monday evening.

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Mortgage Settlement Scams

Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 10:17 PM EDT
A Bottom Line Alert from New York State Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, about scammers trying to take advatange of a recent massive mortgage settlement.

CBS 6's Dori Marlin first got The Bottom Line on that deal, back in February.  It's a nationwide $25 billion settlement, reached between five banks and 49 states, that also promised $136 million toward New York homeowners who were victims of foreclosure abuse.

Now, Schneiderman says, scammers are calling homeowners -- posing as bank or government officials, under the guise of trying to help them as part of the settlement -- but instead, they're luring those homeowners into handing over their personal or financial information.

The Bottom Line: Schneiderman is warning people to be wary of any such phone calls, and telling New Yorkers not to give out any of that information.  In fact, he reminds people that their banks would already have that information, and therefore wouldn't be asking for it.

The AG's office has also set up a website, to help homeowners with that national mortgage settlement.  To get to it, click here.
Mortgage Settlement Scams


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