Aggressive and persistent scammers
Tactics used by phone scammers are becoming ever more aggressive. On Friday, January 25 between the hours of 4:30 and 8:30 p.m., I received at least 20 calls telling me about “suspicious activities….” The caller(s) had the audacity to leave numerous messages with the following “toll free” number: 208-262-0000. I was compelled to turn off my voice mail, but the phone kept on ringing. In the meantime, I found out that a neighbor of mine received identical calls, which makes me wonder whether other tenants of PCV/ST have been targeted as well. Verizon was of no assistance. What can be done about this? How can we put a stop to this intrusion on our lives?
Three cheers for StuyTown management
Dear Stuyvesant Town Professionals,
As a long time tenant of Stuy Town, I have always felt safe and secure. In the almost 50 years of residing in our community, I may have been frightened only three times and I have never called upon Public Safety that I have not had an immediate response.
There are those of us who are quick to criticize and/or complain. Too often we fail to thank and compliment those who keep us safe. First I would like to thank Frances Martin who is in charge of Public Safety. I believe she is doing and has been doing a marvelous job and I am grateful for her leadership. Some of the things that we should be grateful for:
- The sophisticated camera system throughout the property.
- The improved lighting which makes us feel more secure.
- The bright lime/lemon colored vests that our Public Safety Officers wear which make them more outstanding; in the rain they have these full length raincoats that are the same lime/lemon color and again, make them outstanding.
- The helpfulness and courtesy of every single Public Safety Officer that I have met in the past and continue to meet today.
- The helpfulness when dropping by the Public Safety Main Office on the Oval when I am turning in a key that I have found in laundry room or by the mailboxes or, in one case, on First Avenue.
- The long term service that so many of our Public Safety Officers have given to their jobs to keep us safe.
- The courtesies shown to Seniors, whether assigned to the Community Center on a late night opening or around the Property.
I always thought Frances Martin’s predecessor, William McClellan, also did an excellent job of keeping us safe as well. And Joseph Gamba, the Deputy Chief of Public Safety, has been here a long time too and does an excellent job.
We are blessed to have top management, starting with Rick Hayduk, that provides leadership in making us such a safe community.
Stuyvesant Town was built to form a community in Manhattan. Through the years, some of that had had been lost. But under our current permanent ownership and the leadership of our property management, I truly feel we are as safe as can be hoped for and as lucky as anyone in Manhattan or New York City can expect to be. Thank you Stuyvesant Town management; thank you Pubic Safety Leadership and Public Safety Officers.