Scam Warning

 

BBB, U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Attorney’s Office warn consumers and
retailers of gift card scheme

Criminals using stolen credit cards to purchase prepaid and reloadable cards


Buffalo, NY - November 23, 2015 – With Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday and plenty of shopping on tap for consumers in the coming days and weeks, Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York (BBB), U.S. Secret Service (USSS), and U.S. Attorney’s Office (USAO) are teaming up to warn consumers and retailers of possible schemes and offer tips on keeping financially safe this holiday season.

Credit card fraud is behind a recent gift card scheme hitting major retailers and smaller chains which puts the public at risk. The Secret Service recently announced arrests of individuals who allegedly purchased a large amount of prepaid or reloadable gift cards using stolen credit card numbers. Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York and the Secret Service are advising the retail community to enhance point-of-sale fraud prevention procedures.

For more information you can click below for the Press Release
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Residential Investment Exemption

 EVANS, ANGOLA AND LAKE SHORE SCHOOL OFFER INCENTIVE TO ENCOURAGE RESIDENTIAL REVITALIZATION

 Effective October 31, 2012, significant improvements to residential property located in the Town of Evans, Village of Angola and the Lake Shore Central School District may be eligible for a tax break under the recently adopted residential investment exemption.

The Residential Investment Property Tax Exemption provides a 5-year tax abatement for qualified reconstruction, alteration or improvements to existing residential property. To qualify, projects must result in an increase in assessed value of $10,000 or more, as determined by the Town of Evans Assessor. The exemption is based on the increase in assessed value due to the reconstruction alteration or improvements. pdf residential_investment_exemption_flyer

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