Next Meeting: Monday September 25, 7:30PM, Kings Harbor MultiCare Center, E. Gun Hill Road at Stillwell Ave – Use Main Entrance.
Guest Speaker: Ms. Mariel De La Cruz, NYC Comptroller's Office.
Representatives from the 49th Pct; NYS Senator Klein; NYS Assemblyman Gjonaj; and NYC Councilman Vacca will be present.
Courtesy of the Federal Trade Commission
If you have a credit report,
there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million American consumers
whose sensitive personal information was exposed in a data breach at Equifax,
one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies.
Here are the facts,
according to Equifax. The breach lasted from mid-May through July. The hackers
accessed people’s names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and,
in some instances, driver’s license numbers. They also stole credit card
numbers for about 209,000 people and dispute documents with personal
identifying information for about 182,000 people. And they grabbed personal
information of people in the UK and Canada too.
There are steps to take
to help protect your information from being misused. Visit Equifax’s website, www.equifaxsecurity2017.com.
(This link takes you away from our site. Equifaxsecurity2017.com is not
controlled by the FTC.)
if your information was exposed. Click on the “Potential Impact” tab and enter
your last name and the last six digits of your Social Security number. Your
Social Security number is sensitive information, so make sure you’re on a secure
computer and an encrypted
network connection any time you enter it. The site will tell you if
you’ve been affected by this breach.
or not your information was exposed, U.S. consumers can get a year of free
credit monitoring and other services. The site will give you a date when you
can come back to enroll. Write down the date and come back to the site and
click “Enroll” on that date. You have until November 21, 2017 to enroll.
can access frequently
asked questions at the site.
Meeting: Monday September 25, 7:30PM, Kings Harbor MultiCare Center, E. Gun
Hill Road at Stillwell Ave – Use Main Entrance.
Speaker: Mariel De La Cruz, NYC Comptroller’s Office.
from the 49th Pct; NYS Senator Klein; NYS Assemblyman Gjonaj; and
NYC Councilman Vacca will be present.
Here are some other
steps to take to help protect yourself after a data breach:
your credit reports from
Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion — for free — by visiting annualcreditreport.com.
Accounts or activity that you don’t recognize could indicate identity theft.
Visit IdentityTheft.gov to
find out what to do.
placing a credit
freeze on your files. A credit freeze makes it harder
for someone to open a new account in your name. Keep in mind that a credit
freeze won’t prevent a thief from making charges to your existing accounts.
your existing credit card and bank accounts closely for charges you don’t recognize.
decide against a credit freeze, consider placing a fraud
alert on your files. A fraud alert warns creditors
that you may be an identity theft victim and that they should verify that
anyone seeking credit in your name really is you.
taxes early — as soon
as you have the tax information you need, before a scammer can. Tax identity
theft happens when someone uses your Social Security number to get a tax refund
or a job. Respond right away to letters from the IRS.
to learn more about protecting yourself after a data breach.
Courtesy of the Federal Trade Commission
Ring, ring. "This is
Equifax calling to verify your account information." Stop. Don’t tell them
anything. They’re not from Equifax. It’s a scam. Equifax will not call you out
of the blue.
That’s just one scam you might
see after Equifax’s recent data breach. Other calls might try to trick you into
giving your personal information. Here are some tips for recognizing and
preventing phone scams and imposter scams:
Don’t give personal information.
Don’t provide any personal or financial information unless you’ve initiated the
call and it’s to a phone number you know is correct.
Don’t trust caller ID.
Scammers can spoof their numbers so it looks like they are calling from a
particular company, even when they’re not.
If you get a robocall, hang up.
Don't press 1 to speak to a live operator or any other key to take your number
off the list. If you respond by pressing any number, it will probably just lead
to more robocalls.
If you’ve already received a call that you think is fake, report it to
If you gave your
personal information to an imposter, it’s time to change any compromised
passwords, account numbers or security questions. And if you’re concerned about
identity theft, visit IdentityTheft.gov to learn how you can protect yourself.
For more information about the Equifax breach, visit www.equifaxsecurity2017.comm
(which is not controlled by the FTC); or contact their call center at
It is truly an honor to serve as your local
representative in the State Senate and I am proud to continue to fight to make
The Bronx a safer place while putting more money back in the pockets of my
constituents through expanded property tax saving measures. New Yorkers deserve
to live in their communities without the fear of violence and that is why I
continue to work with other elected officials and community leaders to secure
needed funding to enhance safety around our homes and to go out into our
neighborhoods and renounce crime that hinders the incredible progress we are
making in The Bronx. I also continue to
lead the charge against the scourge of heroin and opioid abuse that plagues
families throughout our borough and the entire state. Having successfully
fought for a record amount of funding for prevention, treatment and recovery services
in this year’s budget, I have also hosted naloxone trainings in the 34th Senate
District to teach families to use this life-saving medication for those who
As the summer comes to a close, I look
forward to seeing each and every one of you at the many exciting events I am
hosting throughout the district, including our 2017 Summertime Symphonies,
Movies at the Park and my 23rd Annual Senior Appreciation Day celebration. As always, should you have any questions or
concerns on all matters of importance, please feel free to contact my office at
(718) 822-2049. My staff and I are here to help you and are happy to offer assistance
that we can.
I hope everyone enjoyed a lovely summer
season. Please attend our next meeting
and bring a friend or neighbor. NEBA
only functions as well as its members.
We need your support! Even if all
you can do is attend a monthly meeting, it is a start.
Square is Dead!
In a press release on August 9, Councilman
Andy King announced that the proposed shopping mall project has been
terminated. It would have been on the site of the old Golf Range at the end of
Gun Hill Road.
On behalf of the Northeast Bronx Association
and the residents of Pelham and Eastchester Gardens, we are grateful for
Councilman King’s efforts. NEBA was
involved in voicing serious concerns about this project adding to our already
overburdened traffic problems in that area.
We also agree with Andy King that better use of the MTA owned property
would be as a school or corporate park which would bring better paying jobs to
the area, as opposed to retail jobs.
Bravo Andy King for listening to and
supporting your constituents!
We are sad to report that our longtime Vice
President Joe Thurston has resigned for personal reasons. Joe was a founding member of NEBA and a
staple on our Civilian Patrol. We all
wish him the best in his future endeavors.
On the other hand we are happy to report that
another founding member of NEBA Frano Zagreda has stepped up and has been
appointed Vice President.
Please keep Joe in your prayers, as he has
been hospitalized. We all wish for him a
return to good health.
Please join Bronx River Alliance and United by Blue
for their 2nd cleanup of the Bronx River at Concrete Plant Park, on
Saturday Oct. 21 from 10 am - 12 pm.
From south Westchester County, the Bronx River twists
its way for 23 miles through the Bronx, eventually making its way into the East
River. Originally, a source of fishing and fresh water to the Mohegan Native
Americans, the river quickly attracted industry, and by the end of the 19th
century, the river's banks were overrun with industrial plants bringing along heavy
amounts pollution and debris. Today, many environmental groups like the Bronx
River Alliance, work towards cleaning the river and continue nourishing its
surrounding green spaces, welcoming back the nature that once called this river
home. Help us to continue the efforts and clean up the Bronx River!
United By Blue will provide all of the cleanup supplies, and all volunteers
will have the chance to win prizes during two cleanup games! Groups of all
sizes are welcome. Due to some steep
hills, this cleanup is most suitable for volunteers 12 and older. Please wear
sturdy shoes and clothes that you don't mind getting dirty or wet. To
register, please visit UnitedbyBlue.com/BronxOctober; or contact Cara Hertneky
Back for a another season, for veterans as well as the
general public, this is a 2 hour weekly workshop (10 sessions) on Saturdays
from September 9 through November 18, from 10AM to 12PM at the Morris Park
Library 985 Morris Park Ave. No prior
writing experience required. The topic
is “The Craft of War Writing” and the instructor is Jeremy Warneke (yes, our
Community Board 11 District Manager).
For more information and registration visit www.VoicesFromWar.org or call the
Morris Park Library 718-931-0636.
is offered in collaboration with Voices From War with support from the Morris
Park NYPL and the Bronx Council on the Arts.
Courtesy of the Federal Trade Commission
It’s heartbreaking to see people lose their lives,
homes, and businesses to the ongoing flooding in Texas. But it’s despicable
when scammers exploit such
tragedies to appeal to your sense of generosity.
If you’re looking for a way to give, the FTC urges you
to be cautious of potential charity
scams. Do some research to ensure that your donation will go to a reputable
organization that will use the money as promised.
these tips when asked to give:
charities you know and trust with
a proven track record with dealing with disasters.
Be alert for
charities that seem to have sprung up overnight in connection with current
events.Check out the charity with
the Better Business Bureau's (BBB) Wise Giving
Alliance, Charity Navigator, Charity Watch, or GuideStar.
disaster so you can ensure your
funds are going to disaster relief, rather than a general fund.
Never click on
links or open attachments in e-mails unless you know who sent it. You could unknowingly install malware on
that charity messages posted on social media are legitimate. Research the organization yourself.
to donate, confirm the number with the source before you donate. The charge will show up on your mobile phone
bill, but donations are not immediate.
Find out if
the charity or fundraiser must be registered in your state by contacting the National Association of State Charity Officials.
If they should be registered, but they're not, consider donating through
more, go to https://www.consumer.ftc.gov
and search for Charity
9/11/01 Never Forget…United We
Stand – God Bless America