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Consumer Tip: Medicare does not give out DNA kits

Here’s one that goes to show just how creative scammers can be. The FTC is getting reports that callers claiming to be from Medicare are asking people for their Medicare numbers, Social Security numbers, and other personal information…in exchange for DNA testing kits. The callers might say the test is a free way to get […]

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Consumer Alert: Fake Online Car Sales

You can buy practically anything online, including used cars. But before you shell out any hard-earned cash, here’s a warning about scammers trying to sell cars they don’t have or own. Here’s how the scam works: Criminals post ads on online auction and sales websites, like eBay Motors, for inexpensive used cars (that they don’t […]

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Consumer Tip: Social Security Benefits

We’ve seen a new twist on the Social Security Administration (SSA) scam recently. Check out this SSA imposter robocall, which says your benefits will end. (That’s not true, by the way.) If you get a call like this, do not press 1. Instead, just hang up and remember: Your Social Security number is not about […]

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Rooney introduces measure permanently eliminating online convenience fees for motorists

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney aims to eliminate the Motor Vehicle Commission’s online convenience fees with legislation he introduced last week.  “When we start issuing REAL IDs, the waiting rooms will be inundated with motorists seeking to update their licenses,” said Rooney. “It doesn’t help that the roll out has lagged here in New […]

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New Jersey becomes sixth state to ban pet leasing

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation today making New Jersey the sixth state in the nation to ban pet leasing. As pet stores and breeders scramble to sell expensive puppies while they are young and most attractive to buyers, some resort to leasing contracts to place animals. The measure (A4552), sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin […]

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Governor signs Rooney bill reimbursing county prosecutors for oversight of state law enforcement

TRENTON, N.J. – After passing the legislature unanimously, Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill reimbursing county prosecutors overseeing state and interstate law enforcement agencies. The law, sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin Rooney, was drafted after the Bergen County Prosecutors Office had to investigate the Palisades Parkway Police Department over eight months. “Local taxpayers cannot afford to fund […]

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