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Developing Storm: Snow To Increase in Coverage and Intensity After Midnight

A major Nor'easter now developing off the mid Atlantic coast will put eastern New York and western New England on its western side through Tuesday.  Snow will become steadier from SE to NW across the region after midnight and towards daybreak Tuesday with snowfall of varying intensity through Tuesday evening.  A gusty NNW wind from 20-30 mph at times will cause blowing and drifting of the very dry snow creating poor visibility and hazardous travel conditions into Tuesday night. General Storm accumulations in the Capital Region of 8"-14" are expected.

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Channel 6 News - Search Results

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The Bottom Line: Foreign Phone Call Scam

NISKAYUNA -- Do not call back!

That's The Bottom Line from the Better Business Bureau, about a phone scam that's running rampant right now.

The calls appear to be coming from islands in the Caribbean, including Antigua-Barbuda and Dominica.  The caller lets the phone ring just once, and they don't leave a voicemail.

Their hope is you'll be curious enough to call back - but the BBB tells CBS 6's Dori Marlin, if you do, you'll be forced to pay.

"These are automatic international calls, like a collect call, that will be charged to your cell phone bill if you're not paying close attention," says Upstate New York BBB Spokesperson Peggy Penders. "The reports we have from consumers, they're tracked at $19.99 a month."

The Bottom Line:  If you get one of these phone calls from a number you don't know, don't pick up, and don't call back.

Make sure you check your cell phone bills for any erroneous charges - they would be listed as "Premium Services" - and report them to your carrier immediately.

Also, your carrier may have the ability to block some of these numbers, so place a call to them if you'd like to find out.

And you may even be able to block these numbers online, by logging onto your carrier's website.  A Verizon Wireless spokesperson tells Dori, for example, customers can log onto www.verizonwireless.com, sign into their accounts, click on "Manage Family Safeguards and Controls," and then "Call and Message Blocking" to enter specific phone numbers.

The spokesperson says following these steps may not block all of these unwanted calls, but it may help to prevent some from getting through.

 
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