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Great Neck Estates
Emergency Dial 911
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National Grid:1-800-490-0045 (Gas Leaks)
Welcome to the
Village of Great Neck Estates
The Village of Great Neck Estates is situated on the peninsula of Great Neck in the Town of North Hempstead. The Village dates back to 1911 where it was incorporated as one of nine villages in Great Neck.
In an effort to improve access to information and resources, the Village of Great Neck Estates is proud to present its new website.
Public Hearing Old Mill 2 LLC adjourned to August 21, 2017
Legal Notice - Khalili_Case 3-2017 - July 20, 2017
Public Hearing Notice for Proposed Bill GNE 1702 - Parking Regulations - August 21, 2017
DMV Warns Consumers of Fake Ticket Email Hoax Meant to
Collect Personal Information
Email falsely claims to be from New York State DMV: Do not click on links
The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)  is cautioning consumers against an email “phishing” campaign that sends a notice to email users stating they must pay a ticket within 48 hours or their license will be revoked. While the notice is made to appear as if it comes from DMV, it is a hoax.
The fake emails pretend to be from DMV, and report that the State Police has advised DMV that the recipient has several outstanding traffic violations. It then provides two links to either plead guilty or to refute the tickets. The links direct unsuspecting users to a malicious download that may expose your computer to a virus. If you receive one of these emails, delete the email immediately. Do not click on any links in the email and do not forward the email.
“The Department of Motor Vehicles does not send emails urging motorists to pay traffic tickets within 48 hours or lose your license,” said Terri Egan, DMV Deputy Executive Commissioner. “It is unfortunate that people use our agency’s name to target innocent consumers. We urge New Yorkers to always remain cautious about opening email attachments or following links, even if they appear to come from legitimate agencies.”
“With the rise in the use of the Internet and mobile devices to conduct everyday business, there is also an increase in the frequency of email scams and phishing incidents. The Office of Information Technology Services urges New Yorkers to always treat emails containing links or attachments with caution. Phishing emails can be difficult to identify, however being aware of the threat and being vigilant in examining emails can reduce the risk that you will fall prey to such an attack,” said Robert H. Samson, New York State Chief Information Officer.
The following tips can help mitigate a phishing attempt and keep your personal data safe:
• Exercise caution with all email communications you receive, including those that purport to be from a trusted entity. Inspect the sender’s information to confirm the email was generated from a legitimate source.
• Keep an eye out for telltale signs of phishing - poor spelling or grammar, the use of threats, the URL does not match that of the legitimate site. If the message does not feel right, chances are, it is not.
• Be suspicious of links embedded in an unsolicited email.
• Don’t open unexpected email attachments. The attached files may be hiding malicious software.
• Don’t send your personal information via email. Legitimate businesses will not ask users to send sensitive personal information through email.
• Don’t post sensitive information online. The less information you post, the less data you make available to a cybercriminal for use in developing a potential attack or scam.
• Use strong passwords – Use a combination of upper- and lower-case letters as well as numbers and symbols when creating a new password. Don’t use your name, birthdate, or common words. Use a different password for each of your accounts.
A similar hoax occurred in 2011 when people received an email that purported to be a Uniform Traffic Ticket from DMV. That hoax included an attached zip file, which recipients were led to believe was a copy of the ticket, but planted a virus when opened.
If you do open such an attachment or click such a link, you should immediately update and run your antivirus software and take steps to be sure your computer system is secure. Do not forward the email to State Police or local law enforcement but do alert them.
This hoax email lists a reference number then reads in part:
We are writing to inform you that the state police department has notified us that you have several outstanding traffic violations. If you do not make restitution for these infractions within 48 hours, we will be forced to revoke your driver’s license.
To make payment arrangements online, click here.
To refute these tickets, click here.
The NY DMV”
At no time do we send the type of email described in this hoax,” Egan said. “While DMV does include links in many of the emails we send, the links always lead to a page on a state-affiliated website.”
The phone numbers for the DMV call centers can be found on the DMV website . You can email us through the Ask DMV a Question service . Report suspected Phishing scams to firstname.lastname@example.org , to the Division of Consumer Protection , and to the institution or company targeted in the Phishing e-mail. You also may report Phishing e-mails to the Anti -Phishing Working Group at email@example.com .
Our Village gets a
2016 Tree City Award!!
|DO NOT SOLICIT
The Village Administrator’s Office maintains a list of written requests from residents who DO NOT WISH TO BE SOLICITED by solicitors which have obtained a Solicitation Permit from the Village pursuant to Village or federal law.
In addition, owners of property in the Village may file a written declaration with the Village Administrator that they DO NOT PERMIT DISTRIBUTION OR DEPOSIT OF PRINTED MATTER upon their property.
IF YOU WISH TO BE INCLUDED ON EITHER LIST, YOU MUST ANNUALLY UPDATE YOUR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE VILLAGE.
|PSEG Long Island
BE PREPARED AND STAY IN TOUCH
• Save PSEG Long Island's Electric Service number: 1-800-490-0075
• Familiarize yourself with PSEG Long Island's mobile-friendly website, online Outage Center and
Outage Map at www.psegliny.com/stormcenter -for the most up-to-date information
customers might need when the storm hits
• Sign up now for My Alerts, PSEG Long Island's text message service. Report a power outage by
text and receive status updates by text and/or email. Since this requires an account number for
a one-time registration, it's best to do it beforehand. To register, text REG to PSEGLI (773454) or
visit the My Account section of the website www.psegliny.com/account
• like PSEG Long Island on Facebook (www.facebook.com/psegli) and follow us on Twitter
(@PSEGlI) for updates before, during and after the storm. Remember, though, outages cannot
be reported through social media
• Charge all mobile phones, tablets and other handheld devices in advance of the storm
• Make sure everyone in the family is prepared and knows what to do if there is an emergency.
Visit www.psegliny.com/page.cfm/Sesame to learn about the PSEG and Sesame Street App
"let's Get Ready: Planning Together for Emergencies"
• Watch PSEG Long Island's YouTube videos at www.youtube.com/psegli for tips on how to
prepare your family and how power is restored after a storm.
Natural Gas Safety
USING YOUR SENSES
A gas leak is often recognized by SMELL – Natural gas is colorless and odorless. A distinctive, pungent odor, similar to rotten eggs, is added so that you’ll recognize it quickly. Not all transmission lines are odorized.
SIGHT – You may see a white cloud, mist, fog, bubbles in standing water, or blowing dust. You may also see vegetation that appears to be dead or dying for no apparent reason.
SOUND - You may hear an unusual noise like roaring, hissing or whistling.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO IF YOU SUSPECT A LEAK
MOVE to a safe environment
CALL 911 or 1-800-490-0045 in Nassau
DO NOT smoke or operate electrical switches or appliances. These items may produce a spark that might ignite the gas and cause an explosion.
DO NOT assume someone else will report the condition. Provide the exact location, including cross streets, and advise if any digging activities are going on in the area.
IF YOU SMELL GAS - ACT FAST
Flood Awareness Bulletin
Please be advised that there has been a pattern of luxury cars and SUV’s stolen, not only in Nassau County but throughout the Tri-State area. Late model Land Rover’s, Mercedes Benz and other luxury cars with push button starts and key fobs are being targeted. The thefts are occurring at all times of the day and night in which the car has been left unlocked and the key fob left in a vehicle equipped with a push button start.
The following are police recommendations to help safeguard your vehicle:
Be advised that the Village Code prohibits the parking of vehicles on all streets within the Village between the hours of 2:00am and 7:00am. If you have guests staying at your home and find a need to park vehicles in front of your home, please call the Police Department to be put on the permission list. We will make every effort to accommodate your need.
The Board of Trustees highly recommended that our residents install automatic standby generators on their property in preparation for periods of power outages.
The Building Department is working with the Board and the Residents to make the process of installing a Generator both safe and easy. Click here for more information.
Telephone Scam Advisory
Nassau County Police have investigated several instances of a telephone scam that either threatens family members in return for money or indicates that a loved one has been involved in an accident and is in need of money.
In all of the instances a male caller with a Spanish accent states that a family member was kidnapped, held hostage or involved in an auto accident and the victim needs to send money usually through Western Union to save or help the family member.
In 2 of the recent investigations a threat of serious physical injury against the person being held was used.
This information is being provided to residents to make them aware of this ongoing telephone scam and to report any similar incidents to the Nassau County Police Department.
If you believe you may have been a victim of this scam, please call 516-487-7700 immediately.