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Orange and Rockland Utilities Warns on Scammers

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Upper Saddle River NJ, Orange and Rockland Utilities (O&R) urges its customers to learn the signs that a crook is trying to rip them off by posing as a company employee and demanding money.
Scammers are inventive, resourceful and persistent. They contact customers by email, text, phone and by showing up at homes and businesses. The best defense for customers is to be aware of the methods scammers use.

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ORANGE AND ROCKLAND UTILITIES: NEW LAW TO GUARD AGAINST GIFT CARD SCAMS

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Businesses are Required to Post a Warning About Potential Gift Card Fraud
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Pearl River NY, Orange and Rockland Utilities today advised its customers that New York State has adopted a new consumer protection law designed to help shield NYS consumers from potential gift card scams.
The new law requires all businesses selling gift cards to display a notice at or near where any gift cards or gift certificates are displayed or sold to alert consumers about gift card fraud.
Requesting gift cards as payment has become increasingly popular with thieves as funds are nearly impossible to trace. According to the Federal Trade Commission in 2022, nearly 65,000 consumers filed a complaint related to gift card scams, equating to a total loss of $228.3 million.

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