Beware of Impostors Posing as SCE Employees

first_imgHomeOpinionColumnsBeware of Impostors Posing as SCE Employees Aug. 03, 2019 at 5:15 amColumnsNewsYour Column HereBeware of Impostors Posing as SCE EmployeesGuest Author2 years agokari gardnerscesouthern california edison By Susan CoxBeware.Southern California Edison continues to warn customers that scam artists have gotten more aggressive and creative in their attempts to trick you out of your money and personal information.“We have seen a spike in reports of people showing up at customers’ residences and businesses claiming to be from Southern California Edison,” said Kari Gardner, senior manager, SCE Consumer Affairs. “Our employees always have their SCE ID badge on display for customers to see. And you can always call our Customer Service Department to verify unscheduled visits.”Recently, a man falsely claiming to be an SCE employee appeared at a customer’s home and said he needed to read the meter. When access to the property was denied, the stranger threatened to shut off the resident’s electricity. In another instance, a woman lost $500 after being told by a telephone caller she had one hour to pay up on a supposedly late bill before her electricity would be disconnected.Since January, SCE customers have been scammed out of nearly $200,000. Edison takes every fraud complaint received seriously and investigates them. So far this year, the utility has helped phone carriers disconnect more than 600 scam numbers.“It’s really important to educate yourself so you can recognize red flags that are clear signs of a scam,” said Gardner. “Education and awareness are the key to prevention and the best way to protect yourself, your family, your home and your business.”If you suspect fraudulent activity, hang up and report it to local police and to SCE at 1-800-655-4555.  To learn how to stay safe, visit on.sce.com/ScamAlert.Raise your scam awareness IQ with these tips:· Never let anyone inside your home or business that you don’t know or who has not scheduled an appointment with you in advance.· Never make a payment over the telephone in response to an unsolicited call threatening to disconnect your service if you don’t pay immediately. SCE does not have a Disconnection Department.· To check your account, visit your SCE online account or call the number on your SCE bill. Never use the call-back number provided by the caller.· SCE does not accept prepaid debit cards, bitcoins or gift cards for bill payment. SCE employees never ask for, or collect, money out in the field.· Never give your personal information to anyone, including your billing account information, Social Security number, ATM pin number, etc.· Don’t trust caller ID, even if it says Southern California Edison. Criminals routinely use a caller ID “spoofing” scam to fool customers into thinking they’re talking to a real Edison employee.Susan Cox writes for Southern California Edison.Tags :kari gardnerscesouthern california edisonshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentBeloved coach and teacher to be honored with track namingPacific Coast Highway-Overnight Closures on Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica and Malibu for Pavement ProjectYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall8 hours agoColumnsOpinionYour Column HereBring Back Library ServicesGuest Author13 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson18 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter18 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor18 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press18 hours agolast_img read more

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NBA roundup: Thunder spoil Westbrook’s return to OKC

first_imgHouston’s Russell Westbrook scored 34 points in his return to Oklahoma City, but the Thunder controlled the game from early on to beat the Rockets 113-92 Thursday night. Westbrook starred 11 seasons for the Thunder, helping Oklahoma City to nine playoff appearances and one NBA Finals, before being traded to the Rockets in the offseason. He received a video tribute then a lengthy ovation from the Chesapeake Energy Arena fans after his pregame introduction.Danilo Gallinari led Oklahoma City with 23 points, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 20 and Chris Paul put in 18. All three were traded to the Thunder from the Los Angeles Clippers for Paul George.Westbrook was 14 of 26 from the floor but the Rockets’ other star, James Harden, was just 5 of 17 from the floor and 2 of 9 from behind the 3-point line to finish with a season-low 17 points. Philadelphia 76ers 109 – Boston Celtics 98Josh Richardson scored 29 points, Ben Simmons added 19 points and nine rebounds and host Philadelphia defeated Boston.Al Horford contributed 17 points and Tobias Harris had 16 for the Sixers, who played without All-Star center Joel Embiid. Earlier in the day, it was announced that Embiid will have surgery Friday for a torn ligament on the fourth metacarpal on his left hand and be re-evaluated in one to two weeks. The Sixers improved to 18-2 at home.Cleveland Cavaliers 115 – Detroit Pistons 112 (OT)Tristan Thompson poured in a career-high 35 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and Cleveland finished overtime on a 9-2 run to defeat host Detroit. Kevin Love scored 17 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer, and had nine rebounds as the Cavaliers avenged a two-point loss to the Pistons on Tuesday. Darius Garland had 20 points and Collin Sexton tossed in 19 for Cleveland.Andre Drummond racked up 28 points and 23 rebounds for Detroit. Derrick Rose scored 27 points off the bench and added seven rebounds and five assists. Bruce Brown finished with 17 points and eight assists.Minnesota Timberwolves 116 – Portland Trail Blazers 102 Andrew Wiggins scored 23 points and added a season-best eight assists as Minnesota rolled past Portland in Minneapolis despite missing star center Karl-Anthony Towns (knee) for the 12th straight game.Robert Covington added 15 points, and Gorgui Dieng recorded 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Timberwolves. Jeff Teague had 12 points and six assists, Jarrett Culver added 12 points and six rebounds, and Keita Bates-Diop had 11 points and eight rebounds as Minnesota improved to 5-3 since ending a season-long 11-game losing streak.Damian Lillard registered 20 points and eight assists for Portland, which lost for the seventh time in the past nine games. Hassan Whiteside added 15 points and 14 rebounds, CJ McCollum also had 15 points and Gary Trent Jr. tallied 13.—Field Level Medialast_img read more

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Australia postpones August one-dayers against Zimbabwe

first_imgSYDNEY, (Reuters) – Australia and Zimbabwe have agreed to postpone three one-day internationals in August because of the difficulty of putting on the series while the new coronavirus pandemic continues, Cricket Australia (CA) said yesterday. Zimbabwe were due to play the first match at a venue yet to be determined in the far north of Australia on Aug. 9 with a further clash three days later and a final fixture in Townsville on Aug. 15.CA said in a statement that the decision was mutually agreed and that they remained committed to playing the series on “alternative dates”.“While we are disappointed to postpone the series, CA and (Zimbabwe Cricket) agree that in the best interest of players, match officials, volunteers as well as our fans, this is the most practical and sensible decision,” said CA’s Nick Hockley. Australia last played an international match on March 13, when they beat New Zealand behind closed doors at the Sydney Cricket Ground just before the novel coronavirus outbreak forced the shutdown of all sport.England’s director of cricket Ashley Giles said last week that he was “quietly confident” Australia would agree to play a one-day series in Britain in September.last_img read more

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Tseng wins 2011 LPGA Thailand by 5 shots

first_imgTseng led by one stroke over Wie and I.K. Kim of South Korea going into the final round at the immaculate Siam Country Club Old Course and had the lowest score of the day with six birdies in her first 13 holes before her first-and-only blemish of the day at 14, where she made bogey.  She rebounded with a birdie at 15 and never looked back, claiming her sixth-career LPGA Tour victory at 15-under-par 273.Wie had to settle for a 70 to finish second, while Kim was another shot back in a tie for third with Karrie Webb.“I just tried my best and I know I had lots of confidence,” Tseng said about winning three weeks in a row.  “But with all the great golfers out here, you never know until the last putt drops in.”First round leader Kim birdied three of her first six holes to sit tied for the lead with Tseng, and was at 13 under after a birdie on the 13th.  However, she made a quintuple bogey on the 17th including five chips from the back of the green to fall out of contention, before finishing with a birdie on the last to secure a tie for third.Wie also put pressure on Tseng by chipping in for a birdie on the first hole and picking up two more shots on the sixth and seventh.  But she didn’t make another birdie the rest of the way and was already four shots behind Tseng when she bogeyed the 17th.Carrie Webb bogeyed four of her first five holes in the final round but bounced back on the inward nine holes to finish with a 69, while Paula Creamer of the United States shot a 71 to finish in fifth on 8-under.With the win, Tseng earns $217,500 and an early lead on the LPGA Official Money List and Rolex Player of the Year race.  (Source LPGA)Tseng strikes an iron into the green during her final round.Michelle Wie celebrates after birdying the first hole.I.K. Kim of South Korea faces a meltdown on the 17th hole where she made a quintuple bogey 9 to fall out of contention.Huge crowds gather around the 18th green as the final pairing prepare to putt out. Top-ranked Yani Tseng shot a 6-under-par 66 on Sunday to win the season-opening Honda LPGA Thailand by five shots over Michelle Wie at Pattaya’s Siam Country Club. The 22-year-old began her 2011 season with victories on the Ladies European Tour at the Australian Open and Australian Ladies Masters in consecutive weeks prior to last week’s LPGA season opener.  She has now teed it up four times in 2011, including a small professional event in Taiwan, with four victories.Yani Tseng of Taiwan holds up the 2011 Honda LPGA Thailand champion’s trophy after shooting a final round 66 to win the tournament by 5 shots.last_img read more

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Nelson, Davie spark Leafs past Spokane Braves

first_imgEllliot Piourde opened the scoring for the Braves midway through the opening frame.However, even playing shorthanded with seven regular out of the lineup, and Kootenay Ice net minder Curt Doyle between the pipes, the Leafs took over the game scoring three times in the final eight minute of the period.Jordan Davie, Levi Hulston on the power play and Cleary Ambrose with his first of the season, game Nelson the lead heading into the period break.Samuel Weber increased the margin to 4-1 early in the second before Nelson went to work on the power play with his first of the game.Kurtis Redding cut the margin to 5-2 before Nelson scored his second of the game before the period concluded and finished off the hat-trick in the third.Nelson was missing forwards Blair Andrews, Rayce Miller, goalie Josh Willams and defencemen Ainge McGeady-Bruce and Dash Thompson.The Leafs return to action Wednesday when Creston Valley Thunder Cats pay a visit to the NDCC Arena. Kolten Nelson scored three times on the power play and Jordan Davie collected four points sparking the Nelson Leafs to a 7-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Spokane Braves Sunday afternoon at the NDCC Arena.The victory salvaged a weekend where Nelson dropped two games to the Castlegar Rebels.Nelson had lost eight of nine games entering Sunday’s contest.last_img read more

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Glorious Galway – Galway 0-22 Tipperary 1-18 – All-Ireland Senior Hurling Semi-Final 2017

first_imgFor the next few weeks, Galway Bay FM will be looking back at some recent glory days celebrated by the county. Before the Tribesmen ended their 29-year wait for the LiamMcCarthy Cup, they first had to overcome defending champions Tipperary in thethird instalment of their stunning trilogy of semi-finals over consecutiveyears.We all remember the winner, Joe Canning’s wonder point thatput Galway back into the All-Ireland Final.Relive a modern classic with Galway Bay FM’s commentary team of Sean Walsh, Conor Hayes and Liam Hodgins.Audio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/ALL-IRELAND%20SENIOR%20HURLING%20SEMI-FINAL%202017.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.==To get all the match reaction from this unforgettable semi-final, click HERE.==And to relive the 2017 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final and Galway’s victory over Waterford, click HERE.==Scorers – Galway: Joe Canning 0-11 (6 frees, one ’65, 1 sideline), Conor Whelan 0-4, Conor Cooney 0-2, Johnny Coen 0-2, Cathal Mannion 0-1, Joseph Cooney 0-1, Padraic Mannion 0-1 (free).Scorers for Tipperary: Seamus Callanan 0-5 (3 frees), John McGrath 1-0, John O’Dwyer 0-3, Noel McGrath 0-3, Brendan Maher 0-3 (2 frees), Padraic Maher 0-2, Seamus Kennedy 0-1.Galway: Colm Callanan; Adrian Tuohey, Daithi Burke, John Hanbury; Padraic Mannion, Gearoid McInerney, Aidan Harte; Johnny Coen, David Burke; Niall Burke, Joseph Cooney, Joe Canning; Conor Whelan, Conor Cooney, Cathal Mannion. Subs: Jason Flynn for Niall Burke (45), Jonathan Glynn for Cathal Mannion (53), Shane Maloney for Conor Cooney (69).Tipperary: Darren Gleeson; Donagh Maher, James Barry, Michael Cahill; Seamus Kennedy, Ronan Maher, Padraic Maher; Brendan Maher, Michael Breen; Dan McCormack, Noel McGrath, Patrick Maher; John O’Dwyer, Seamus Callanan, John McGrath.Subs: Jason Forde for Michael Breen (34), Niall O’Meara for Jason Forde (61).Referee: Barry Kelly (Westmeath)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Photo (c) gaa.iecenter_img Episode 7, by popular demand, goes back to the 2017All-Ireland Senior Hurling Semi-Final.last_img read more

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