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PNS Daily Newscast - October 20, 2017 


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Public News Service - NH: Consumer Issues

Some email scams contain links that download malware onto a victim's computer, compromising sensitive personal information. (Christiaan Cohen/Flickr)

CONCORD, N.H. - A new scam is making the rounds in New Hampshire, and law enforcement are urging Granite Staters to be on the lookout. A fraud alert warning has been issued by the Attorney General's office about an email purporting to be sent from the New Hampshire Department of Motor Vehicles. Sen

Hurricane Irma hit as a Category 4 storm in Florida, and many Granite Staters want to offer help but are being cautioned to check out a charity before they give. (NOAA)

CONCORD, N.H. – As Floridians struggle to cope with the devastation from Hurricane Irma, Granite Staters are being warned not to fall for scammers who want to prey on people’s desire to help. It is uncharted territory, two major hurricanes – Harvey and Irma – hitting the Un

President Trump has said he values the power of being unpredictable, but critics say that's a bad formula for managing health coverage. (Gage Skidmore/wiki).

CONCORD, N.H. – Uncertainty in the health insurance market can hit New Hampshire consumers in the pocketbook, and that's why local advocates say they are on "sabotage" watch over declared efforts by President Donald Trump to "let Obamacare fail." Apparently still angry over the failure of Re

All eyes are on U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who reveals the latest version of a Senate health-care plan today. (BreakingNews/Wiki)

CONCORD, N.H. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has pledged to take the wraps off the latest version of the Republican Party’s health care plan Thursday, but consumer and senior groups in New Hampshire say it needs to be a major improvement over the last version. Todd Fahey, sta

Consumer advocates are warning Granite Staters to steer clear of incoming phone calls claiming information is needed about a change in Medicare cards. (Marcello Casal Jr./Wikimedia)

CONCORD, N.H. – It's a change intended to protect the personal information of Granite Staters, but scammers are playing on it to trick folks into revealing key information. The big change is that Medicare cards will no longer display the beneficiaries' Social Security numbers. Volunteer AA

Opponents of the American Health Care Act staged a

CONCORD, N.H. – Opponents of the latest version of "Trumpcare" staged what they referred to as a "die-in" on Wednesday outside the office of Gov. Chris Sununu. The protest coincided with the governor's scheduled meeting with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. Linda Rhodes, c

Members of the Senate Finance Committee take up the New Hampshire budget Monday at the State House. The House failed to pass its budget bill last week. (AlexiusHoratius/Wikimedia)

CONCORD, N.H. – The state Senate is now in the driver's seat with a hearing Monday on the state budget, following last week's failure in the House to come to agreement on a budget bill. Sen. Dan Feltes of Concord sits on the Senate Finance Committee, meeting Monday afternoon. He says the fir

A couple of utility scams are making the rounds at record levels across the nation, and consumers in New Hampshire need to beware. (UIowa/Wikimedia Commons)

CONCORD, N. H. – It's called the "Shut-off Swindle," and consumer advocates say it has reached record levels this winter, including preying on some utility customers in New Hampshire. The scam comes in a couple of variations, according to Stephanye Schuyler, a volunteer fraud-fighter with AAR

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