Sue McConnell, president of the Cleveland Better Business Bureau spoke with America’s Work Force on Oct. 7 about scams to be on the lookout for during the fall months.
McConnell first warned listeners about falling for contractor scams. She said that contractors are going door-to-door and telling people that they have left over materials and resources to rework their driveway and are willing to provide them a service for a discounted price in order to get rid of their surplus of material. Once the person agrees to the service, the contractor will either provide a shoddy service, or no service at all and take the scamee’s money.
A second scam that McConnell warned about was a FaceBook video scam. With this scam, she said that a person would receive a message in the FaceBook Messenger app saying to click on the link that was sent to them to see a video of themselves or someone they may know, and once the link is clicked, usernames and passwords are stolen and malware is downloaded onto your computer which accesses more of your personal information.
The last scam McConnell discussed involved Robinson Contracting in northeast Ohio. Robinson Contracting goes door-to-door asking house owners if they need any work done and once hired, they provide less than average quality work, or would even ruin other parts of a person’s home so they could be hired to fix that problem too.
Mark Gruenberg, labor writer for Press Associates Union spoke with AWF on Oct. 7 about jobless numbers and labor and civil rights cases. On the topic of joblessness, he said that it is under 3.5 percent, but wage growth is only 2.9 percent, which is slow. He also talked about labor and civil rights cases that will be taken to court soon, some of them involving collective bargaining. Lastly, Gruenberg discussed the unions standing against President Trump, and the progress on the impeachment inquiry against him.
AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed week three of the General Motors strike and machinists workers walking out in Kansas City.