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Beware of this scam...

President Obama is coming to town tomorrow at the ATX Music Hall for a fundraiser. His speech is expected to start around 5:45 tomorrow evening. Expect traffic delays downtown.. airport.. for sure.. 

Also be ware of a scam :
"President Obama will be at several private fundraising events in Austin and San Antonio on Tuesday, but will not be taking time out of his busy schedule to pay your utility bills. A new scam suggests the federal government will help pay your electric bill to help curb the high utility costs many Americans are incurring this time of year. But instead of financial relief, victims could be left with a stolen identity and an empty wallet.
So far the scam has been reported in various forms across the country. Scammers show up at homes, call, text or even contact their victims through social media convincing them that a new federal assistance program is available that will pay up to $1,000 on their utility or credit card bills. In some instances victims are given phony bank account and routing numbers to use when paying their bills online, but only after “registering” their Social Security numbers and other personal information. Some victims have been instructed to enter the red digit number from the back of their Social Security card as their account number. In any event, consumers are led to believe that their bills have been paid when entering the information, when in fact they have not.
There is no federal assistance program to pay household bills. But that hasn’t stopped thousands of people from falling for this scam across the country including Florida, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Utah, California, and throughout New England."


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Locations : AustinCaliforniaFloridaIndianaNew EnglandNew JerseyNorth CarolinaPennsylvaniaSan AntonioUtah
People : Obama

07/16/2012 9:24AM
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