Acting Associate Director, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC
The FTC is getting reports about people pretending to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) who are trying to get your Social Security number and even your money. In one version of the scam, the caller says your Social Security number has been linked to a crime (often, he says it happened in Texas) involving drugs or sending money out of the country illegally. He then says your Social is blocked – but he might ask you for a fee to reactivate it, or to get a new number. And he will ask you to confirm your Social Security number.
In other variations, he says that somebody used your Social Security number to apply for credit cards, and you could lose your benefits. Or he might warn you that your bank account is about to be seized, that you need to withdraw your money, and that he’ll tell you how to keep it safe.
But all of these are scams. Here’s what you need to know:
The SSA will never (ever) call and ask for your Social Security number. It won’t ask you to pay anything. And it won’t call to threaten your benefits.
Your caller ID might show the SSA’s real phone number (1-800-772-1213), but that’s not the real SSA calling. Computers make it easy to show any number on caller ID. You can’t trust what you see there.
Never give your Social Security number to anyone who contacts you. Don’t confirm the last 4 digits. And don’t give a bank account or credit card number – ever – to anybody who contacts you asking for it.
Remember that anyone who tells you to wire money, pay with a gift card, or send cash is a scammer. Always. No matter who they say they are.
If you’re worried about a call from someone who claims to be from the Social Security Administration, get off the phone. Then call the real SSA at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). If you’ve spotted a scam, then tell the FTC at ftc.gov/complaint
The Town of Hartford, County of Washington, State of New York is seeking bids for restoration work on its buildings at 55 Hartford Main Street. Both buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places so the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation need to be followed. Bid A is for the rehabilitation and renovation of the Civil War Enlistment Center.
Bid B is for the rehabilitation and renovation of the Elisha Straight museum house.
Please take notice this is a Public Work Project, see bid documents for
the prevailing wage schedule (PRC# 2017011153).
This is municipal work tied to New York State grant funding.
Contractors assume responsibility for all permits.
Bid work documents are available from the Hartford Town Clerk during normal business hours.
All bids are due in a sealed envelope, along with a non-collusion statement, no later than Noon on Friday, March 9, 2018 at the Town Clerk’s Office at the Hartford Town Hall, PO Box 214, 165 Hartford Main Street, Hartford, New York. The Hartford Town Board will consider all bids at Hartford Town Hall on March 13, 2018 at 7:05pm and reserves the right to reject any or all bids.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Hartford Town Board has one (1) full time vacancy on the Youth Commission effective January 1, 2018. Any Hartford School District residents may submit letters of interest and qualifications to the Hartford Town Clerk, P.O. Box 214, Hartford, NY 12838.
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that all letters need to be submitted by noon on
December 8, 2017 in order to be considered at the Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Town Board meeting.
Signed: Denise Petteys, RMC
Hartford Town Clerk
Dated: November 15, 2017
To ensure a continuing supply of telephone numbers, the new 838 area code will be added to the area served by 518. The new 838 area code will serve the same geographic area currently served by the existing 518 area code which covers all or part of 17 counties in eastern upstate New York, serving communities such as Albany, Plattsburgh, and Lake Placid. This is known as an area code overlay.
There will be a transition period from March 18 to August 19, 2017. During this time, customers can dial either the seven or ten digit number (the area code plus seven-digit local telephone number or just the seven-digit number currently used) for calls or faxes within the 518 area code.
Following the transition period on August 19, 2017, residential, business and wireless customers will be REQUIRED to dial ten digits on both calls and faxes within the 518 and 838 area codes. The price of a call and other telephone services will not change.
After August 19, 2017 it will be MANDATORY to dial the area code (518 or 838) and the local phone number.
Update from NYS DOT regarding the upcoming start of work – rehabilitation of Baldwin Corners Road Bridge over Champlain Canal in the Towns of Hartford and Kingsbury.
Work on this bridge is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 8, 2017 with installation of a temporary signal system at either end of the work area. There will be alternating one-way traffic on the bridge until Monday, June 26, 2017, at which time the bridge will be closed to all traffic until Monday, September 4, 2017.
Area residents/property owners will receive full closure mailings and a detour route map in mid-June.
The Town will update this post if any new information becomes available.
Notice is hereby given that the fiscal affairs of the Town of Hartford for the period beginning on January 1, 2015 and ending on July 31, 2016 have been examined by the Office of the State Comptroller and that the Report of Examination prepared by the Office of the State Comptroller has been filed in my office where it is available as a public record for inspection by all interested persons.
Pursuant to Section Thirty-Five of the General Municipal Law, the Governing Board of the Town of Hartford may, in its discretion, prepare a written response to the Report of Examination prepared by the Office of the State Comptroller and file any such response in my office as a public record for inspection by all interested persons not later than May 25, 2017.