Ready for Emergencies?

Are you prepared for emergencies?  Do you know what Oakland and Alameda County provide for both dealing with emergencies and responding to emergencies?  Check out our reference page on Emergency Preparedness and see what your options are.

PayPal Scams through Craigslist

I recently read a discussion on FaceBook started by a friend who is trying to sell a motorcycle on Craigslist, and who got some odd-sounding offers from people out of state.  His friends (including me) all insisted that it sounded fishy, and one poster shared a link to this article about a number of known scams on Craigslist, all of which involve PayPal.  You should read this - you will learn things about doing business through PayPal that you didn't know. I certainly did.  Here's the article link:

Commerce on the internet can be risky.  Be safe out there.

That Call is NOT From Life Alert

A resident recently reported getting numerous calls from different numbers, always offering a "free Life Alert."  

Here is the message on this from the actual Life Alert web site:

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