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Rain and T'Storms Expected to Expand in Coverage After 8-9pm

Severe T'Storm Watch until 10pm for Otsego and Delaware counties for the potential for damaging wind gusts with any thunderstorms, otherwise rain and thunderstorms over western New York will move east into eastern New York and western New England between 8-9pm through midnight to 2am.  Locally heavy rain and brief gusty wind will be possible in any of the stronger rain/t'storm elements within a broader area of rainfall.  A general weakening mode with the rain is likely to develop after 9-10pm due to loss of daytime heating.

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The Bottom Line: Spam Text Settlement

Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 09:17 PM EDT
A settlement to stop spam text messages, and now New York's Attorney General is warning New Yorkers how to avoid other texting scams.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said that Game Theory LLC will pay $500,000 after the company was found to be sending the spam texts and tricking consumers into signing up for text services.  One example: a text that told recipients that they had a secret crush, and then unknowingly charged them $9.99 per month to find out who it was and receive dating tips.
To avoid a similar scam, the AG said that you should never respond to unsolicited text messages, even if it tells you to "reply STOP to avoid charges."  Never click on any links included in the text.  Also, call your cell phone provider and ask them to block any third party charges.
Finally, make sure to spread that advice to other family members, including children.The Bottom Line: Spam Text Settlement


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