NEW YORK-Police: Beware of ConEd smart meter scam

Police: Beware of ConEd smart meter scam

Posted: Jan 22, 2019 7:01 AM ESTUpdated: Jan 22, 2019 7:01 AM ES

EASTCHESTER –Eastchester officials are warning residents about a scam targeting Con Edison customers.  Police say scammers, posing as ConEd employees, are going door-to-door and calling customers requiring a deposit for the installation of a smart meter.Con Ed says it will never require a deposit for the meters and will send you a letter with information about the installation process about 45 days before it begins.

Police say you can verify an employee by asking to see their ID badge and the unique “ticket number” assigned to your job.

Smart meter installations will continue through 2022.

Court Orders Italian Govt to Publicize Cellphone Risks

Court Orders Italian Govt to Publicize Cellphone Risks

By The Associated Press

ROME — A consumers’ group says an Italian tribunal has ordered a public information campaign about the possible health risks of cellular and cordless phones.

The Lazio region’s administrative tribunal ruled that Italy’s health, environment and education ministries must begin the campaign within six months about the phones’ proper use.

Consumer advocacy group A.P.P.L.E. had argued in court that improper use causes exposure to electromagnetic fields that are particularly harmful to children.

The tribunal, based in Rome, was closed on Wednesday evening. A.P.P.L.E. made available a copy of the ruling, which was published Tuesday.

In 2017, a different Italian court ruled that improper, long-term use of a company-issued cell phone caused an employee’s non-cancerous brain tumor.

Scientific studies in several countries have produced inconsistent findings on cellphones and brain tumors.