Sue McConnell, president of the Better Business Bureau in Cleveland joined America’s Work Force on Monday, August 5 to talk about a list of scams to be on the lookout for during the remainder of this summer.
McConnell jumped right into it by talking about air conditioner repair scammers. She said that a certain air conditioning company, who don’t have a home office, will dispatch a repair person from the area to come service your air conditioning unit. McConnell said that if, which is rare, they show up, they will not service the unit completely, leaving the unit with more problems than they found it with, followed by unresponsiveness. Another scam she talked about is a social media type scam where a person would look for recommendations, via an app, for a specific service and who to go to, and scammers recommend their own services, will take a person’s money, and then never follow through on their promises to provide whatever service they originally promised. Lastly, she discussed a “grandparent” scam, where a scammer would call an elderly individual who has grandchildren posed as their grandchild, and say that they need money for bail while on vacation, money for car repairs, or anything else and would take the money the eldery person sends.
Mark Gruenberg, writer for Press Associates Union spoke to AWF on Monday, August 5 about accountability and policy. He discussed the Democrat debate, which took place in Detroit, MI last week, and the certain stances each candidate took on issues. One problem that he saw was that everyone mentioned more power to the working person, but no one mentioned the word “union.” Gruenberg then went on to talk about the government taking accountability for their own words, and also what to do about the two shootings which took place over the weekend in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH.