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Nor'easter to Bring a Heavy to Major Snowfall Monday Night into Tuesday Night

A major Nor'easter is expected to develop south of New England Monday night, potentially getting stuck near Cape Cod into Tuesday before moving away Tuesday night.  This storm will bring heavy snow and gusty wind at times causing blowing and drifting snow, potential whiteout conditions at times leading to dangerous travel late Monday night through Tuesday.  Snow accumulations of 10" to 20" will be possible, especially in the Hudson valley and across western New England with amounts up to 10" in the Mohawk valley and western Catskills.   

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The Bottom Line: 'Smishing' Messages

Updated: Monday, August 5 2013, 09:10 PM EDT

ALBANY -- They are mystery text messages, claiming to need information about your money.
 
A Bottom Line Alert on a growing trend that CBS 6's Dori Marlin has already warned about.


The New York State Division of Consumer Protection is now calling it "smishing."  It's when a text - claiming to be from a bank, utility service, or cell phone company - is sent to your cell phone, saying you've got a problem with your account.
 
It then tells you to click a link or call another number, but when you reply, you're prompted to share your Social Security or PIN number.
 
State officials say, they have seen an increasing wave of these phishing text messages - and they warn that if you receive one, don't respond or give out any information because it is a scam.
 
Instead, they say to forward the message to SPAM - or 7726 - to have your service provider block the number from your phone, for free.

The Bottom Line: 'Smishing' Messages


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