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Tuesday, 13 September 2022 22:17

4 Signs That It’s a Scam

This is a compilation of articles from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) websites.

As prices rise, keep an eye out for scammers

With the cost of groceries, housing, and many other things rising, you might be looking for ways to cut costs. You aren’t alone. Across the country, people are worried about high prices impacting their budgets. And scammers are taking notice.  

Scammers may zero in on your anxiety over money in several ways. They might say they’re from the government and giving away grant money for home repairs or unpaid bills. Or they have an investment that’s guaranteed to deliver quick and high returns. Or they know of a high-paying job that’s yours as soon as you pay a fee or give them your personal information.

A storm-free summer continues — but don't let the calm weather fool you. The annual hurricane season, which includes tropical storms, began June 1st and ends on November 30th. And the peak season occurs between mid-August and October. These dangerous and destructive weather systems often produce high-force winds, heavy rain, and tornadoes. Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are predicting an above-normal hurricane season due partly to an ongoing La Niña and above-average temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean.

This year, forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are predicting an above-normal hurricane season due partly to an ongoing La Niña and above-average temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean.

Before a storm hits, follow these tips provided by Mass.gov to prepare ahead of time.

Wednesday, 06 July 2022 18:44

Summer Water Safety for Everyone

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Tips for people of all ages to stay safe in and around water

As the summer season heats up, one of the first things we think about is cooling off in the water. Water is refreshing and fun, but it’s essential to know how to stay safe in and around water to prevent accidental drownings.

Drowning is swift and silent — there may be little splashing or cries for help. It can take as few as 20 seconds to sink below the water and only minutes to drown whether around a pond, lake, river, ocean, or pool. Learn how you can keep your family, especially children, safe and prevent drownings with these water safety tips from Mass.gov.

Learn to swim and be prepared for an emergency

  • Learn how to swim. If you can’t swim or aren’t a strong swimmer, keep to shallow areas or use a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket.
  • Swim with a buddy and never alone, even if you’re a strong swimmer.
  • Learn CPR. The American Red Cross offers a wide selection of CPR/AED, first aid, lifeguarding, swimming and water safety, caregiving, disaster response, and emergency preparedness training. Find information on CPR classes.
  • Keep a cellphone nearby and know where you are in case you need to call for help.
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