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NY1 For You: 'Scareware' Scams Try to Scare People into Purchasing Fake Antivirus Software

Queens resident Emmanuel Hileah received a warning when he unknowingly mistyped a domain name and his computer froze. "Important Security message. Please call the number provided as soon as possible," the warning read. "This thing pops up, 'Oh, your computer is infected,'" Hileah said. Having been a target of this type of scam before, Hileah didn't fa
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NY1 For You: Frustrated Janet Jackson Fan Gets a Refund for Postponed Show After Reaching out to NY1

Sarah Atwood purchased tickets last August to see Janet Jackson in concert for her best friend's birthday in February. Unfortunately, for both of them, the birthday came and went without seeing the concert. "I was really, really looking forward to getting to see her this time around and this experience
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NY1 For You: How to Avoid Robocall Scams

Joan Davis didn't know what to think when she received a call from her own number. "It was a recorded message, and the lady, woman said to me there was trouble," Davis says. "She understood that I owed money, and it could be settled out of court. If I wanted to pursue this, just push 1. If I wanted to get my name off the list, push 2.
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NY1 For You: Unidentified High-Pitched Noise Vexes Some Chelsea Residents

The irritating noise, heard in the video above, is a nuisance that Chelsea resident Eric Weingartner claims has been plaguing him for close to two years now. "It's high-pitched," Weingartner said. "It cuts through everything." "It's just very distracting and piercing," complained Glenn Smith, another Chelsea resident.
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NY1 For You: After Months of Leaks at The Jacob Riis Houses, City Will Begin Repairs in April

An ongoing leak created a draining situation for some residents at The Jacob Riis Houses until NY1 For You stepped in to help out. Our Susan Jhun has an update on a resolution. "I’m hoping that they keep their promise," said tenant Louise Velez. Hope among tenants at the Jacob Riis Houses that they'll potentially be rid of a reoccurring leak that drains when it rains. "Every time it snows or is raining, the water comes out," said tenant Jose Batista. Residents reached out to NY1 For You back
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NY1 For You: Some Harlem Tenants Forced to Get By Without Basic Services

A costly inconvenience has some Harlem tenants boiling mad. Susan Jhun filed the following NY1 for You report. There's no spark for tenant Danielle McCier, who lost her cooking gas over two months ago and has had to get by since then without basic services at Lenox Terrace in Harlem.
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NY1 For You: Homeowners at Queens Intersection Wade Through Layers of Bureaucracy to Deal With Severe Flooding

Resident David Lopez says the intersection at Dumont Avenue and Emerald Street in Howard Beach is "starting to look like waterfront property." Maybe a slight exaggeration, but not far off the mark, as the intersection is almost entirely covered by water. "We have no drainage," Lopez said. "The sewers end like two blocks back in al
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NY1 For You: Chelsea Residents Turn to Station for Help Cleaning Up Trash on Their Block

Residents on West 15th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues wondered why a pile of junk that they say has been sitting in front of a vacant lot for months has not been picked up yet. "It's unsightly," said Sean Moore, who lives on the block. "Overall, it's a pretty nice street, so this one corner kind of being abandoned, I don't really know
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NY1 For You: SI Residents Say Pool of Water on Street Corner a Year-Round Hazard

What looks like a pond is actually a large pool of stagnant water standing at the corner of Escanaba and Lamoka Avenues on Staten Island. "They paved the street, and water's been laying here since that time," said homeowner Joseph Salerno. Three years ago, according to residents on the block, who say the pool is formed by rainwater that collects
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NY1 For You: 92-Year-Old Woman Lives Without Heat and Cooking Gas

Ninety-two-year-old Novella Littlejohn has been living without electricity and cooking gas. The elderly tenant lost cooking gas after a gas leak in November and was forced to shut off her electricity a few weeks ago after a water leak in her bathroom light fixture created a fire hazard. "We turned off the electricity because of the water. Because if the wa