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Letitia James Warns Consumers About Classified Ads Toll numbers may be a direct line to trouble. Classified ads are intended to help people by facilitating communication and advertising available services; however, some of the hotlines & service numbers in classifieds actually hurt the people who rely on them by cheating them of their hard-earned dollars. “Most newspapers print a disclaimer in their classified ad section to warn readers about numbers that are a direct line to trouble. Any number starting with 900, 540, 595 or 871 charges a fee beyond a local call. In some instances, ads initially advertise calls to a local number, but then direct callers to a second number starting with one of the paid exchanges. “Consumers must also question the legitimacy of vague classifieds because they too could be a scam. Before responding to an ad, consumers should verify the source of all information & always be wary about sending money or signing a contract with an unknown party.” Office of the Public Advocate

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Letitia James Warns Consumers About Classified Ads Toll numbers may be a direct line to trouble. Classified ads are intended to help people by facilitating communication and advertising available services; however, some of the hotlines & service numbers in classifieds actually hurt the people who rely on them by cheating them of their hard-earned dollars. “Most newspapers print a disclaimer in their classified ad section to warn readers about numbers that are a direct line to trouble. Any number starting with 900, 540, 595 or 871 charges a fee beyond a local call. In some instances, ads initially advertise calls to a local number, but then direct callers to a second number starting with one of the paid exchanges. “Consumers must also question the legitimacy of vague classifieds because they too could be a scam. Before responding to an ad, consumers should verify the source of all information & always be wary about sending money or signing a contract with an unknown party.” Office of the Public Advocate

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SOLICITATION FOR SEALED BIDS FOR SECURITY EQUIPMENT A nonprofit organization in Brooklyn, NY is seeking sealed bids for sales and installation of security related enhancements. The project includes supply and installation of: (1) closed circuit television equipment, (2) video intercom access control and ID system, (3) perimeter security lighting, (4) blast resistant film on exterior glazing and (5) entryway door replacement. Selection criteria will be based on knowledge of surveillance and security, adherence to work schedule, prior experience, references and cost. Specifications and bid requirements can be obtained by contacting us at brooklynbids@gmail.com. All interested firms will be required to sign for the proposal documents and provide primary contact, telephone, fax and e-mail address. Bids will be accepted until 12:00 midnight August 27, 2018 and awarded on August 30, 2018. Work is to commence no later than October 15, 2018 and must be completed by April 30, 2019.

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Are you from Trinidad, Puerto Rico, Antigua, Haiti, Guyana, Jamaica, Barbados? Female Research Participants Needed Who Are: • Born in a Caribbean country (including Belize & Guyana). • Identifying as being of African descent or Black. • Caregivers of their children age 15-29 diagnosed with a severe mental illness (bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, major depressive disorder…..). • Interested in discussing their caregiving experiences for an Adelphi University School of Social Work PhD Dissertation. • Able to conduct an interview in English. This Study is Approved by the Adelphi University Institutional Review Board. Please Contact: KimberlyGarrett@Mail.Adelphi.Edu or call 347-603-0898 for more info. Interviews will last about one hour. All responses are confidential. Volunteers will receive a $10 gift card as a thank you gift

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RAYVAL TREE & LANDSCAPING Tree Cutting, Pruning, Feeding, Sukkah Clearance, Spraying, Stump Grinding, Lot Clearance, Planting, Shade Tree, Etc. FREE ESTIMATES 929-442-1157

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