Published by on Mar 1, 2021 | Society
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New York Attorney General Letitia James today kicked off National Consumer Protection Week by releasing a list of the top consumer scams perpetrated against New Yorkers in 2020 — many of which had to do with the coronavirus disease 2019 (CoViD-19) public health crisis — in addition to a variety of tips on how New Yorkers can avoid CoViD-19 scams in the future.

“The havoc unleashed by the CoViD-19 pandemic, in addition to the numerous other ways consumers were defrauded in 2020, sadly resulted in my office receiving a record number of consumer fraud complaints in 2020,” said Attorney General James. “Consumers who have helped identify and report issues to our office have been invaluable partners in our efforts to stop deceptive scams and will continue to be vital partners going forward. I urge all New Yorkers to follow these tips to minimize the risk of falling victim to fraud, but, when fraud does occur, my office will continue to fight to protect New York consumers.”

The nature of complaints received by the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) in 2020 reflected great consumer harm caused by the CoViD-19 pandemic. After analyzing consumer complaints received statewide throughout 2020, the following were found to be the top 10 consumer complaints by category:

RankimgCategoryNumber of Complaints
1Internet-Related (internet services and service providers, data privacy and security, digital media, data breaches, frauds through internet manipulation)9,832
2CoViD-19 Price Gouging (online and brick and mortar gouging of prices for…

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Published by on Feb 24, 2021 | Health

The Bronx Documentary Center (BDC) will continue helping Bronx residents secure vaccine appointments the rest of the month, as Yankee Stadium began administering CoViD-19 vaccinations to eligible Bronx residents on Friday, February 05, 2021.

You must have an appointment to receive the CoViD-19 vaccine.

Eligible Bronx residents can schedule appointments by visiting here or by calling 1-833-SomosNY.

Image caption: Community Engagement Coordinator, Maria De La Paz Galindo assists a Bronx resident. © Den Quinsay | BDC

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Mario was an honorable man, who changed people’s lives with his beautiful mind, strong work ethic, positive outlook on life and investing in his favorite part of New York City, the Bronx.

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You Should Know that no elected official has publicly criticized and gone against Governor Andrew Cuomo more than I have.

The deaths of more than 13,000 elderly persons in nursing homes in New York State is travesty. The posture, taken by Governor Andrew Cuomo, is an ugly representation of the his leadership, tarnishing his past accomplishments.

My gripes and disagreements with the governor are due to my positions as a Conservative Democrat and Pentecostal minister. My religious conservative beliefs compel me to go against the governors stand on certain issues, that in my purview, are morally wrong and damaging.

I would like to make it clear that my position against Governor Andrew Cuomo have been solely based on my deeply rooted Christian Conservative values. Other than that, if I were a liberal socialist Democrat, I would confidently say that no one has done more to move forward the progressive socialist agenda than Gov. Cuomo. However, I acknowledge, that despite his leftists views, he has done some humanitarian and good will for those in need. For example:

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Taiwan is the most important source of conflict between America and China. It is also a major source of investment opportunities. Consider the following.

The Global Tech Economy depends on Taiwan. Taiwan Semiconductor Corporation (TSMC) in particular. The majority of major American semiconductor companies, including Apple, Nvidia, Qualcomm and Applied Materials rely on TSMC (along with Samsung) to manufacture their chips. But there are so many Taiwanese tech firms including chip manufacturing foundries UMC and Wistron, Apple smart phone assemblers Foxconn and Pegatron and chip designer Media Tek.  Taiwan is teeming with tech on a level comparable to Silicon Valley and Israel. If somebody dropped a bomb on Taiwan and wiped out all the tech firms, the world economy would come to a halt.

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