Fraud Alert: Scammers Claiming to be
OAG Crime Victim Services Attempting
to Defraud Texans
AUSTIN, TX – Attorney General Ken Paxton today warned Texans about reported scam callers falsely claiming to be members of the OAG’s Crime Victim ServicesDivision and attempting to obtain personal and financial information from members of the public.
The fraudulent callers are attempting to obtain personal identifying information from the call recipient and ask for money transfers or bank details after baselessly claiming the call recipient’s social security number has been compromised.
The callers are using local numbers and sometimes provide a false “case number” during the call.
The true OAG Crime Victim Services phone number is toll-free 1-800-983-9933 and local number 512-936-1200.
The OAG warns Texans against providing any personal information, such as social security or banking numbers, over the phone with anyone claiming to be from the Crime Victim Services Division, and encourages anyone who receives a fraudulent or scam call to report it to the OAG’s Consumer Protection Division by calling the Consumer Protection Hotline toll-free at 1-800-621-0508 or filing a complaint online .
I saw this and it made my blood boil, but there was no way that I could resist sharing this. We are at a point in time on this earth where there is quiet a few people that thinks it’s cool, or acceptable, to terrorize and/or hurt the weakest members of society. I’m talking about our Elders, women, or children.
You know the funny thing is that actually, there is no animal on this earth that just inflicts pain on another creature just to terrorize , in fact all I know of only hunt and kill just for food. So if I would have put that H1 up there, I would have said “Lower Than A Gutless Sewer Rat”.
How can anyone think it is funny to Bully someone until they consider suicide???? Well I want you to know that I don’t turn my head away, and from what I can see from this other good man named Robert, who just happens to be from Australia, and he’s the writer of this post that I shared, I don’t much think he likes it too much for people to hurt women, children, or our elders.
I think you get my meaning, so at this time I’m proud to introduce Mr. ROBERT SHERRIFF, who really is from Australia, and is an Actor, Poet, Author, Singer, and Historian.
Video shows nurses laughing as dying WWII vet calls for help
Hidden camera footage recently made public revealed a decorated World War II veteran died after fighting for air while a pair of nurses laughed in front of him.
James Dempsey on Feb. 27, 2014, repeatedly called out to staff members at Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation before he fell unconscious, gasping for air all the while.
Nursing home staff found him unresponsive just before 5:30 a.m. and it took them nearly an hour to call 911, according to state records obtained by WXIA.
Dempsey’s family, who sued the facility in 2014, declined to comment, citing a settlement with the nursing home.
Former nursing supervisor Wanda Nuckles testified during the trial that she rushed to the 89-year-old veteran’s room when she learned he’d stopped breathing and performed chest compressions until help arrived.
Nuckles did not know she’d been filmed at the time and the clip directly contradicts her account, which she said was just “an honest mistake.”
Instead, the footage shows nursing staff repeatedly start and stop Dempsey’s chest compressions.
When the responding nurses struggled to get Dempsey’s oxygen machine to start, Nuckles can be heard laughing with them in the background.
“Ma’am was there something funny at the time?” Mike Prieto, the attorney for Dempsey’s family, questioned.
She responded: “I can’t even remember all that, as you can see.”
Retired nursing professor Elaine Harris identified several violations, including failure to respond, failure to assess and failure to act.
“In 43 years of nursing, I have never seen such disregard for human life in a health care setting,” she told the news station.
Attorneys representing the Atlanta nursing home attempted to block WXIA from releasing the footage, but in the end dropped its appeal with the Georgia State Supreme Court.
Both Nuckles and another nurse were fired, but not until nearly a year after the incident. And they only just turned in their licenses in September — nearly three years after Dempsey’s death.
A spokesperson for the Georgia Board of Nursing could not confirm when the state became aware of the video, but the board’s action did come on the heels of receiving a link to the video.
A spokesperson for the nursing home, owned by Sava Senior Care, in a statement wrote they were “saddened by the events which occurred three years ago” before going on to note it has “new leadership and the leadership team and the staff have worked very diligently to improve quality care and the quality of life for our residents.”
Criminal investigation into Gold King
mine spill underway
“There’s no question as to the EPA’s culpability for this spill, and this criminal investigation is critical to ensuring justice is served for all those impacted by this terrible disaster,”
Sen. John McCain
The Environmental Protection Agency’s internal watchdog says there is an ongoing criminal investigation into last year’s massive wastewater spill from an abandoned Colorado gold mine.
The EPA’s Office of Inspector General sent letters to members of Congress saying it couldn’t answer some questions about its review of the Gold King Mine spill without jeopardizing a criminal investigation being conducted with the Justice Department. The statement did not say how long the probe has been underway.
An EPA-led contractor inadvertently triggered the Aug. 5, 2015, spill while doing preliminary cleanup work at the old mine. The resulting 3-million-gallon blowout turned rivers in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah a sickly shade of yellow from wastewater contaminated with toxic heavy metals.
Communities downstream were forced to temporarily halt drawing water from the rivers for drinking water and irrigation. The EPA says water quality in the rivers quickly returned to pre-spill levels.
This is an out-and-out LIE!!!! The water and the Land are poisoned for generations to come, and the EPA has done NOTHING TO HELP OR EVEN OFFER ASSISTANCE.
~ Robert StrongBow ~
Several members of Congress had pressed for a criminal investigation into the EPA’s role in causing the disaster.
“There’s no question as to the EPA’s culpability for this spill, and this criminal investigation is critical to ensuring justice is served for all those impacted by this terrible disaster,” Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said in statement issued Monday.
The EPA is now considering whether to designate the Gold King Mine and other nearby abandoned mines as Superfund sites to help fund more extensive cleanup efforts.
Sunday the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President released a statement to the public in regards to FEMA and the EPA’s refusal for assistance in cleaning up the toxic water in the San Jaun River.
“We are extremely frustrated with the news that both FEMA and the U.S. EPA have declined our urgent requests to continue assistance to the Navajo Nation. U.S. EPA caused this entire disaster, they have harmed the people, the water and the land. I appreciated the fact U.S. EPA took responsibility and I was hoping for the U.S. EPA to prove to the Navajo Nation they are willing to hold themselves accountable. This action clearly shows otherwise. For years, we have consistently been at the receiving end of toxic spills and contamination with no adequate relief as the United States Government and Private Companies became wealthy off of the natural resources of the Navajo Nation.”
“This is not the end but the beginning as I will continue to fight for my people.”
Begaye asked for aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in regards to the Environmental Protection Agency’s toxic spill in the Animas River.
On Sep. 1 the Navajo Nation requested FEMA send in a federal response coordinator. Friday the Navajo Nation’s request was denied.
The EPA issued a letter Friday that they would be removing water tanks that are critical for the Navajo Nation right now.
An EPA crew “ACCIDENTALLY” released 3 million gallons of orange waste water into the Animas River on Aug. 5 from a mine near Silverton Colorado.
The orange sludge made its way to New Mexico’s San Juan River causing the Navajo Nation to shut off water to residential and agricultural recipients.