Oncor also noted that anyone claiming to be associated with this number should not be allowed to enter customers’ homes to perform work.This is not the first time that scammers have posed as Oncor representatives. In July, scam artists targeted Oak Cliff residents, specifically single senior citizens, going door to door and asking for personal information. In February, scammers posing as Oncor employees went to Arlington customers' residences and tried to steal Social Security numbers.In an effort to combat such scams, Oncor has created informational videos in English and Spanish to inform customers on how to spot and handle impostors.The company also provides these tips for customers on how to respond if contacted by an impostor Oncor representative, either over the phone or in person: If you ever receive a call from someone or are approached by someone who claims to work for Oncor and you are unsure, you can call 1-888.313.6862 to confirm the person’s identity. … [Read more...] about Impostors target Oncor customers using robocalls to fish for credit card numbers
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By Ali Raza Gilani Published: October 1, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Instead of rolling back disincentives to the non-filers, the government should keep the curbs on non-filers to buy vehicles and property. PHOTO: SHUTTERSTOCK As the government is mulling over sustaining the curbs on non-filers to buy automobiles and property that costs over Rs500,000, the time is ripe to make a case against the non-filer category. Any scheme that is directed towards eliminating this category will undoubtedly face a strong backlash from the non-filers. They would probably argue that making everyone a filer is unnecessary in a country where 24.3% of the population is living below the poverty line; it would introduce unwanted hassle of documentation for businesses and it would waste their man-hours doing tax calculations. Moreover, it would incur costs of hiring a tax consultant. More regulation means more government interference and hence, it would be bad for businesses. Yes, it would … [Read more...] about Pakistan’s black economy: The case of curbing the non-filer
By Santosh Arora Published: September 7, 2018 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email 28-year-old Lois Sofia was detained at an airport in Tamil Nadu for the crime of shouting a slogan against the ruling BJP. PHOTO: BBC Dissent breathes life into a democracy, which is why when you stifle free speech, you strangle your democracy. Sadly, freedom of speech and democracy have never felt as suffocated in India as they feel today. The latest example of this is the detention of 28-year-old Lois Sofia at an airport in Tamil Nadu, for the crime of shouting a slogan against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The incident escalated because Sofia shouted in front of the Tamil Nadu BJP Chief Tamilisai Soundararajan, “Fascist BJP government down, down.” This is a normal way of expressing displeasure and discontent with the functioning of a government, but the reaction to her protest is what comes as a surprise. The police arrested Sofia on the complaint of the BJP chief, … [Read more...] about India’s undeclared emergency: Dear BJP, arresting a citizen for calling you ‘fascist’ makes you… a fascist!
First, just why is this code so important? It's the number you get when you are added to the Swedish Population Register, and you get it by registering with the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket). Once you have it, it's used for everything from shop loyalty schemes to picking up prescription medicines. The application is an in-person process, which means you need to visit your local tax office and take with you at the very minimum a national ID card or passport, a valid Swedish home address, and documents to prove your right of residence: depending on your home country, this may include an employment contract, family documents, and/or a work permit. But not everyone is eligible for the person number, and the situation varies depending on where you're from and what your personal circumstances are (including your occupation and whether or not you have a Swedish family member). EU citizens Citizens of EU and EEA countries are entitled to come to Sweden and start working immediately, … [Read more...] about Members’ Q&A: What comes first, personnummer or job?
The 31-year-old man, wanted by police, had thought playing a numbers game would be enough to allow him to fade into anonymity.The population of China is a staggering 1.4 billion people, give or take a few million.More than 45 million of them live in Jiangxi province in southeast China, and 5 million of those people are concentrated in Nanchang, the province’s capital.On the night of April 7, nearly 60,000 people — or roughly 1 percent of the city’s population — had gathered at the Nanchang International Sports Center for a concert by Cantopop legend Jacky Cheung.Who could ever locate a single person in such a crowd?And so it was there, amid the sea of faces in a packed stadium, with everyone’s attention presumably turned to the stage, that the fugitive assumed he was safe from authorities.But in the middle of an upbeat electronic song about summer romance, a pair of police officers began descending the aisles, according to footage posted on the … [Read more...] about A suspect tried to blend in with 60,000 concertgoers. China’s facial recognition cameras caught him.