8.Does reapplying for benefits have anything to do with the expiration of the federal pandemic UI programs? No. There is no connection. If you are waiting to receive an eligibility determination for any of the federal pandemic programs, the Division will ensure that you receive payment for all weeks in which you are determined to be eligible. The week ending September 4, 2021, is the last payable week for the pandemic UI programs in Maryland.
The following fraud and scams are not from Walmart. We are listing them here in an effort to educate you about these activities. If you feel that you have been defrauded, you may want to contact the Federal Trade Commission or the Consumer Fraud Division of your state's Attorney General's office.
Some phishing scams involve search engines where you are directed to product sites that may offer low-cost products or services. If you enter your credit card information to purchase a product, your information is collected by the phishing site. There are many fake bank websites offering credit cards or loans at a low rate, but they are actually phishing sites.
There are always scams to match the times, according to the latest update from the local Safer Neighbourhood team. Watch out for HMRC tax rebate emails for working from home during Covid as well as promises of any type of rebate such as Council Tax and fuel, and parcel delivery emails and texts. Professional scammers now seem to know that we are expecting rebates and parcels making us more susceptible. Always be cautious if in doubt do not click on any link, do your own search and contact the agency or company directly.
Please keep your home secure while you are away. There have been recent cases of burglars accessing homes through open windows and doors, so do take extra care to close and lock everything up before leaving home and make sure ground floor windows and doors are locked at night. Upstairs windows clearly would be best locked, but during hot weather understandably we want air at night. Burglaries at night are much rarer, but burglars will be attracted to open windows, so do consider how easily accessible your open windows could be, especially if you have a flat roof beneath.
Remember, during this hot period, make sure any windows you have open to keep you cool are locked when you leave. We have had a number of burglaries over the weekend where the burglar has climbed through windows left open
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