Attorney General Janet T. Mills reports that her Office has received many recent reports of aggressive calls from scammers demanding immediate payments on supposed debts. The common thread among the scammers is that they attempt to get you to make a payment by wire transfer or pre-paid debit card. Mainers should be very suspicious of anyone calling out of the blue and demanding an immediate payment of a debt, especially if they require that payment by any reloadable cash cards such as Green Dot Money Pak or a wire service like Western Union.
The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), aPortland-based organization, has made a donation of $20 million to help double the number of U.S. college students who study in other countries.
“The ability to move comfortably among cultures makes a difference between college graduates landing a job and finding a path to lifelong career satisfaction,” said David Fougere, CIEE’s chief operating officer.
The FairPoint strike in northern New England spilled over onto the streets of New York City today. Dozens of union activists descended on a conference attended by officials of Angelo, Gordon, the Wall Street hedge fund that owns the biggest stake in FairPoint, the troubled telecom company.