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Tuesday, May 26, 2015


All the coverage our shale plays have received from numerous and varied sources cannot begin to tell the whole story unless a book the size of Gone With the Wind or War and Peace was published on the subject. If that sounds daunting, consider by the time one read either of these novels the information would be outdated! The same is true with oil and natural gas.

When it comes to natural resources, especially O&G, nothing stops at one’s property line. Included is your neighbor’s and the next guy over, and may-be the fellow in the next valley or hill over. The success stories heard from other regions are inching their way closer to us which has been frustrating, but they’re also a plus.

Excitement grows when leases are offered/signed, but during this challenging time Exploration and Production (E&P) companies break-even cost reduction across the board means prices across the board aren’t as high as they were a decade ago when the short-lived boom visited this region. Equally important are the clauses that don’t appear in current leases and those that do.

Marcellus and Utica producers have been challenged by low market prices, and blessed by booming technology’s cheaper drilling methods. Fewer rigs are needed to produce the same amount of oil and natural gas ... and even more! Innovations and pipeline growth have allowed improved transportation. Throughout the world energy demands are growing steadily. 

U.S. Energy Information Agency(EIA) noted net imports of natural gas (wet or dry) is currently @ its lowest level in 28 years. If this seems an unimportant “dry as toast” statement of fact, consider that increased global energy demands means we’re exporting more. A market exists for what we have, as a country, as individuals.

Last week Reuters reported a flood of new cash entering the industry. It’s coming from abroad and within our country as the unconventional technologies have shown to work successfully in U.S. shale plays. Joint ventures (partnerships) are even being sought from the Far East and Mideast investors. Will there be enough pieces of the pie … the pie that sits in your backyard if you are a rights owner, if a pipeline needs to cross your land, if you play a part of any service industry that benefits from O&G development? Long and short term goals don’t belong to just to industries, countries, and service providers. They belong to us all. This region from Cameron County to and including Tioga County, PA has held the line on patience for leasing while the stage is being set for top money and top considerations to come our way.

 Unconventional horizontal wells are becoming more commonplace.

Those who understand the “Why?” of O&G’s prolonged process in the development of our shale, realize how valuable a trait their patience has been.

The information in this article was gleaned from EIA, O&G Journal, Reuters News Agency, Drilling Information, and Solomon’s Words. There’s so much available to consider. Learn all you can. Ask questions. Progress is being made.

Janice L. Hancharick
4-County Leasing Group
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27 Pennsylvania Counties Remain in Drought Watch Lack of precipitation major factor

HARRISBURG, PA -- Despite the recent precipitation events, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is maintaining a drought watch for 27 counties across Pennsylvania because parts of the state have below-average groundwater and in some areas surface water levels.

“We are still recovering from a very dry fall and below-normal precipitation this winter,” Acting DEP Secretary John Quigley said. “These factors have contributed to low groundwater and surface water levels mostly in the northeast and central portions of the state.”

The 27 counties under the drought watch are Berks, Bradford, Cambria, Carbon, Clinton, Columbia, Indiana, Lackawanna, Lawrence, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Monroe, Montour, Northumberland, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne, Westmoreland, and Wyoming.

The lack of groundwater recharge can cause well-fed water supplies, both private and public, to go dry. All Pennsylvanians are advised to heed this drought watch by conserving their water use and consumption.

To reduce water use, residents can:
• Run water only when absolutely necessary by avoiding running water while brushing teeth or turning on the shower many minutes before use
• Check for household leaks; a leaking toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water a day
• Run dishwashers and washing machines only with full loads
• Use a broom, not a hose, to clean driveways, steps, and sidewalks
• Wash the car with water from a bucket; if a hose is used, control the flow with an automatic shut off nozzle
• Set sprinklers to water the lawn or garden only, do not water the street or sidewalk
• Use soaker hoses and trickle irrigation systems to reduce the amount of water used by 20 to 50 percent
• Mulch around shrubs and garden plants to reduce evaporation from the soil and inhibit weeds.
• Plant native plants that require less care and water than ornamental varieties
• Cover swimming pools to prevent evaporation
• Adjust the lawn mower to a higher setting to provide natural ground shade and to promote water retention by the soil

DEP has notified all water suppliers in the affected areas of the need to monitor their supplies, particularly those that rely upon groundwater, and update their drought contingency plans as necessary.

A drought watch declaration is the first and least-severe level of the state’s three drought classifications. It calls for a voluntary five percent reduction in non-essential water use.

Through a cooperative program with the U.S. Geological Survey, DEP helps fund a statewide network of gauges to monitor groundwater levels and stream flows. This network provides the state’s drought coordinator with comprehensive data that is used to determine drought classifications. In addition to precipitation, groundwater and stream flow levels, DEP monitors soil moisture and water supply storage. This data is shared with other state and federal agencies.

DEP also offers water conservation recommendations and water audit procedures for commercial and industrial users, such as food processors, hotels and educational institutions.

These recommendations and additional drought information are available by clicking here or visiting DEP’s website,, keyword: drought.

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Essence Of Motion 10th Anniversary Concert "Pour L'amour de la Danse”

Join Essence Of Motion Dance Studio as we celebrate a decade of dance and love in our 10th Anniversary Concert “Pour L'amour de la Danse”. Be a part of our history again, together celebrating the love of dance.

Students join us from surrounding areas to dance together. There will be a wide variety of dance styles for everyone to enjoy.

Coudersport Area High School June 19 and 20 @ 7pm.
$8 presale (on sale now until June 13)
$10 week of the show/ at the door

Rep. Thompson expresses gratitude, respect for the fallen (Centre Daily Times)


May 23, 2015

This Memorial Day, as we show our appreciation for those who have bravely served and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country, we must also recognize the ongoing needs faced by service members and their families.

Over the past 15 years more than 2.5 million people have served in conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Upon returning home, the physical wounds of war are most apparent, but some injuries are not readily visible.

Despite increased awareness and expanded efforts to address behavioral health issues in the military, our service branches still face challenges when it comes to early detection and prevention. Issues such as traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress, and suicide remain all too common. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, every day 22 veterans commit suicide. This is clearly unacceptable and all too preventable.

On May 15, the House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016. This perennial legislation included an amendment that I authored to build upon previous efforts for suicide prevention in the military, by instituting a mental health screening for all recruits.

A recent Army study confirmed the need to address mental health issues in a timely manner, finding that, “nearly one in five Army soldiers enter the service with a psychiatric disorder, and nearly half of all soldiers who tried suicide first attempted it before enlisting.”

My amendment is respective of service member privacy, and the mental evaluation cannot be used in determining promotions. Furthermore, it will ensure that we have a better baseline for the mental health of a service member during his or her military career.

These brave men and women put their lives on the line every day in the service of our nation, and it is our responsibility to offer everything in our power to guarantee they return home safely, both physically and mentally.

For those heroes who have not been returned to us safely, it pains me to know there are still young men and women who have not been recovered. In Washington, I have elevated the need to ensure our government makes every effort to recover their remains. This touches close to home, where my office has been working with the families of Maj. Lewis P. Smith II, Capt. Darl R. Bloom and Lt. David Myers, all casualties of the Vietnam War.

Smith, of Bellefonte, took on enemy fire and his plane went down in Laos on Memorial Day 1968.

Bloom, of Clearfield, went missing on Nov. 13, 1964, over the South China Sea, when he collided with another plane. An extensive search by air and sea was conducted, but pilot Bloom has yet to be found.

Myers was the pilot of UH-1E with three other crew members when their helicopter gunship was struck by enemy fire. The crew managed to land the craft on top of a ridgeline and all were rescued, with the exception of Myers.

Despite all of the challenges, we will never give up until these soldiers are returned home.

Memorial Day for many Americans has become the holiday that marks the start of the summer season. But for the men and women who have served in our armed forces, and in doing so gave their lives, we owe them our remembrance and demonstrated appreciation.

It is my sincere hope that you take time this Memorial Day to honor our fallen soldiers and the new generation of heroes who equally deserve our respect, gratitude and the promise of continued support.

Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Howard Township, represents the 5th Congressional District.

Gale Foundation Scholarships

The William and L.R. Gale Community Foundation is pleased to announce the award of nine $5,000. scholarships to the following Galeton High School graduating seniors.
Kaitlyn Akers,Kassandra L. Brown, Karissa Burrous, Emilio Martinez, John Parsell,Morgan Jo Petrencsik,Mykayla L. Reiter, Latascia Breann Shadle and Gretchen Yonkin.

All of these graduates will go to colleges and schools of higher learning.

The Gale Community Foundation was established in 1988 through a gift from Lucille Gale Knapp, granddaughter of William McClure Gale. The Gale family built and owned a large sole leather tannery in Galeton in 1880. Galeton was named in honor of William Gale in 1897.

BRP Recalls Youth Model Can-Am All-Terrain Vehicles Due to Violation of the Federal ATV Standard

BRP Recalls Youth Model Can-Am All-Terrain Vehicles Due to Violation of the Federal ATV Standard The youth ATVs fail to meet performance requirements of the federal ATV standard for maximum unrestricted speed and parking brakes.

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Carol L. Thomas “memorial service slated” Saturday In Shinglehouse

Carol L. Thomas
“memorial service slated” 

A graveside memorial service for Carol L. Thomas, 71, of Shinglehouse, who passed away March 14, 2015, will be held at 11a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015 in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse. The Rev. Thomas Brown, pastor of St. Theresa Catholic Church, Shinglehouse, will officiate.

Carol’s full obituary appears at

Close-Up Photography Class Registration Deadline May 28th

This class will spend time in nearby forests to photograph ferns, flowers or whatever nature provides. The class will focus on the best methodology used for close-up photography including flash, reflectors, tripods, and lenses.

Suggested gear includes: Macro lens or a screw on close-up filter; auxiliary flash with connecting cord; and tripod. If you do not have these items, instructor Curt Weinhold will supply loaners, which will allow you to determine what to buy to fit your budget. In addition, bring your cameras with fully charged battery and suitable memory card, comfy clothing and shoes suitable for the weather, water and a bagged lunch.

This course is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

This course will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Participants should meet at the Shop N Save in Galeton. The cost is $5 per person and the registration deadline is May 28th. Register online at or call (814) 274-4877.

Free Skin Cancer Screening Saturday, May 30th At Patterson Cancer Center

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WELLSBORO—The Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce invites nonprofit groups to participate in the Laurel Parade by entering a community float. The parade will be Saturday, June 20 at 2 p.m. on Main Street during the Pennsylvania State Laurel Festival.

The Laurel Festival celebrates the blooming of Mountain Laurel, the state flower. Float designs should incorporate the use of Mountain Laurel, which is made available through the chamber office a few days prior to the parade.

This year's parade theme is “Happiness is…” To be eligible for awards, the float design must represent the theme. All floats should be non-political, non-commercial and non-sectarian.

Nonprofit organizations from Tioga County such as Scout troops, church or youth groups , etc. may be eligible for reimbursement up to $100 for the actual cost of materials used in construction of the float.

Floats must be pre-registered by Monday, June 15 to participate in the parade. For float entry forms and safety guidelines, contact the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce office at 114 Main Street in Wellsboro, Pa. by calling 570-724-1926 or emailing

Stony Fork Music Fest to replace Hickory Fest this year

The Hillbilly Gypsies of West Virginia, known for their high-energy live performances, will be on stage at the Stony Fork Music Fest in August.

WELLSBORO PA—There will be a Stony Fork Music Fest but not a Hickory Fest this summer at the 90-acre Stony Fork Creek Campground in Delmar Township, 9 miles south of Wellsboro.

“Hopefully we will be back to a full Hickory Fest next year,” said Sue Cunningham, founder and organizer who has been battling a recurrence of cancer. “Jeff Ahlum and Randy and Bridget Grim are putting together the two-day bluegrass festival at Stony Fork for folks who want to keep the tradition going,” she continued.

“The campground has been home to Hickory Fest for 13 years and always been very supportive,” Cunningham added.

“Rain or shine, we are going to have music Friday night, Aug. 14 from 7 p.m. to 12 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 15 from noon to 11 p.m.,” Bridget Grim said. She and her husband own the campground.

The band lineup currently includes the Hillbilly Gypsies of Morgantown, West Virginia; Van Wagner of Danville; Mama Corn of Altoona; Grain of State College; the Coal Town Rounders of Scranton; Grass Stained Genes of Mansfield; and Dan Shipe and Friends of Wellsboro.

“We are talking to other bands and expect to be adding more,” Grim noted. ”Our desire is to continue to provide a full festival experience with two days of music, crafts, food and friends even though everything will be on a smaller scale.”

Admission for the two-day event is $30. Admission for Friday night only is $15 and Saturday only is $25. Children 12 and under will be admitted free. Camping is not included in the price.

A portion of the proceeds from the 2015 Stony Fork Music Fest will be donated to the American Cancer Society just as has been done by Hickory Fest every year since 2011. That year Chuck Follis, a festival volunteer, lost his life to cancer and Cunningham was first diagnosed with it.

To reserve a campsite or for tickets for Aug. 14 or 15, call Stony Fork Creek Campground at 570-724-3096 or email Camping sites will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Memorial Day in Coudersport, 2015

Photos Courtesy Of Leo Szczesny

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Blood Drive Wednesday At McKean 911 Center

SMETHPORT, PA- The Community Blood Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania and Western New York will be raffling off tickets to see Kenny Chesney on May 30, when his Big Revival Tour stops at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

Donors will have one last chance to enter to win one of three remaining pairs of tickets this Wednesday, May 27 at the McKean County 911 Center.

The Community Blood Bank will be at the McKean County 911 Center, located at 17175 Route 6, from noon until 4:30 p.m. This drive is open to employees and the community. Appointments may be made by visiting and logging in to the donor portal, however walk-ins are welcome.

Thomas E. "Dibby" Milliron, 82, Cleveland, OH

Thomas E. "Dibby" Milliron
Thomas E. "Dibby" Milliron, 82, passed away, Thursday, May 7, 2015 at his home in Cleveland, OH.

Born November 24, 1932 in Olean, NY, he was son of the late Thomas J. Milliron and Dorothy (Bell) Milliron.

On November 5, 1955 in Cleveland, OH, he married Anne (Henretta) Milliron.

Korean War Veteran
He graduated from Bradford High School in 1952. As an accomplished athlete, he received numerous city and state awards, including a full scholarship to Villanova University for football. He was drafted into military service and served with the US Army as a paratrooper in the Korean War from September 1953 until he was honorably discharged on June 22, 1955.

He retired from General Motors Terax division and was an active board member of the UAW for many years. He fought for and successfully maintained wages, pensions, and benefits for hundreds of autoworkers.

Mr. Milliron (Dibby) was also an active member of the horse racing community, holding licensure under the Ohio Racing Commission and raced every week at Northfield Park in Ohio. He also enjoyed traveling, reading, fishing, and playing Black Jack.

Beloved father of two daughters Marcy Pavlac and Kara (Paul) Crane and two sons Mark Milliron and Chris Milliron all of Cleveland, Ohio. Cherished grandfather of 12 and great grandfather of 6. Dear brother of Judi (Ron) Curcio and Diane Schwartz. In addition to his parents, he was proceeded in death by his wife, Anne, and his grandson, David Thomas Pavlac.

Friends are invited to attend a mass of Christian Burial on June 10, 2015 at 10:00 AM at St. Bernard Church with Rev. Raymond Gramata, Pastor as Celebrant. Full Military Honors will be accorded in St. Bernard cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.

Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of the donors choice.

Online condolences can be expressed at

Welcoming Chase Ryan Freeman Born May 22, 2015 At Cole Memorial Hospital

Edna M. Schimizzi, 79, of Greensburg, PA, formerly of Galeton, PA

Edna M. Schimizzi, 79, of Greensburg, PA, formerly of Galeton, PA, died on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at her home. 

She was born January 4, 1936 in a Galeton, a daughter of the late Hudson and Donzella (Gill) Kefover. 

Prior to retirement, she had been an art teacher in the Kiski Area School District. 

She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, a Past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, and a graduate of Edinboro College. 

She loved horses and enjoyed horseback riding. She was a figure skating instructor and a well-known pen and ink artist, with showings at the museum, courthouse, art festivals and the P and R Coal Co. 

She gave many works of art to Galeton residents, including drawings of the Galeton Band House and Swinging Bridge. 

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Richard A. Schimizzi; a son, Jeffrey R. Schimizzi and his wife, Kimberly, of Greensburg; a daughter, Lisa J. DeFelice, DVM, of Greensburg; seven grandchildren, Rachel, Jenna, Natalie, Marcia, Julien, Dominic and Ella; two great grandchildren, Sidney and Maxwell; an uncle, William (Leona) Gill of Galeton; an aunt, Joanne (Don) Post of Galeton; and lifelong friend, Alice Prouty of Galeton. 

A Memorial Service was held on May 20, 2015 in Greensburg.


05/23/2015 08:20 PM EDT
Falcon Trading Company, Inc./SunRidge Farms of Royal Oaks, CA announced that it has taken the precautionary measure of voluntarily recalling the one bulk item mentioned below. This item was distributed to the East Coast on May 7, 2015.
05/23/2015 09:11 AM EDT
Falcon Trading Company, Inc./SunRidge Farms of Royal Oaks, CA announced that it has taken the precautionary measure of voluntarily recalling the one bulk item mentioned below. The product may contain very small stainless steel wire, the kind and type used in the screening process during manufacturing.
05/23/2015 08:37 PM EDT
Whole Foods Market's Oakland store located at 230 Bay Place is voluntarily recalling Jivara Lactee Milk Chocolate Valrhona cut and wrap pieces due to undeclared hazelnuts on the product label. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to hazelnuts run the risk of serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume the product.

Plant sale on Saturday, May 30th

The McKean County Master Gardeners will be having a plant sale on Saturday, May 30th from 11 – 3:00 p.m. at the McKean County Extension Office, 17129 Route 6, Smethport. 

There will be geraniums, day lilies and a few other plants for sale. 

For information, call the Extension Office at 814-887-5613.

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Casella Announces Change In Trash & Recycling Collection Day In Port Allegany Borough


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Monday, May 25, 2015

James Franklin Cochran, 88, of 1251 East Main St.

James Franklin Cochran
James Franklin Cochran, 88, of 1251 East Main St., passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015 at The Pavilion at BRMC.

Born April 18, 1927 in Mayburg, he was a son of the late Orie and Mae Ella (Barr) Cochran.

On November 5, 1955 he married Mary Jean (Paul) Cochran, who passed away July 17, 2000.

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on May 6, 1944 and served during WWII as a gunner aboard the aircraft carrier USS Randolf which saw action at Ulithi Island in the Pacific Theatre. He was honorably discharged June 5, 1946.

After his military service, he was employed in various capacities in area logging and oil fields. He resided in Bradford since 1955 and retired from Georgia Pacific in 1990 after 33 years of service.

He is survived by two daughters, Shirley (Charles) Schreiber, of Marshburg and Judy (Greg) Barlett of Cleveland, Ohio; three grandchildren, Shelly Stampfler, Scott C. (Debbie) Schreiber and Greg M. Barlett; two great grandchildren, Ashley Paige Kiser and Zebulon P. Stampfler; two brothers in law, Charles (Nancy) Paul of Bradford and Edward Connolly of N. Ridgeville, OH; a sister in law, Betty (Blythe) Cochran and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife of 40 years, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Sherman, who was killed in action in WWII, Meade and Gary Cochran and five sisters, Ella Keane, Anna Cochran, Agnes Eschenbaugh, Beatrice Ayers and Ruth Connolly.

Private funeral services will be held in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., East Main St., with Rev. W. LeRoy Beckes, retired minister, officiating. Burial will be in Limestone Cemetery. Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be made at

Carolyn Diane Breznik, 25, formerly of Bradford, PA

Carolyn Diane Breznik, 25, formerly of Bradford, PA passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday Today, May 26, 2015 from 1-3pm and 5-7pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. 33 South Ave, Bradford.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday May 27, 2015 at 3:00pm at the First Baptist Church 71 Congress St., Bradford with Rev. Leon Canfield retired Pastor officiating. Burial will be in Homer Cemetery in Coudersport.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to All donations will be given to the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, and a foundation that will be setup in Carolyn's name.


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5/25/2015 2:32:17 PM

Bradford Dispatched For Commercial Fire Alarm

At 2:31 PM on Monday, Bradford Firefighters have been dispatched to a commercial fire alarm at 2 Bushnell Street in the Highrise.

Bucktail Watershed Association Announces New Water Quality Testing Program

Emporium, PA – the Bucktail Watershed Association, a local non-profit watershed group, has received funds for a program to create a network of volunteers from the area to test the water quality of small streams and tributaries to the Sinnemahoning Creek. Local residents, camp owners, landowners and students can choose to monitor their favorite local stream. 

Participants will be trained on basic water quality testing. In addition to working with several local classrooms, two short evening trainings will be held: one in Emporium on Wednesday, June 3rd and one at Sinnemahoning State Park on Friday, June 5th. 

Volunteers will learn to use a simple pen tester, which will be loaned out to them, and will fill out one page forms on the test results. This data will be held and organized by the Bucktail Watershed Association. Coordinator Tanya Meyer will manage the loan system and provide training and tips to volunteers.

About water quality testing.

It is important to get baseline information about water quality for scientific study of watershed health or to gather data on streams before pollution occurs. It is important to understand the condition of streams so that rehabilitation can occur if pollution becomes a problem. Volunteer water quality monitors are essential in gathering data on smaller streams and can help detect issues that may go unnoticed. 

To learn more about this program and to sign up for the FREE training, please contact
Tanya Meyer, Program Coordinator
PO Box 123, Emporium PA 15834
Office: (814) 486-1740

Scammers Using PA Career Link Information In New Twist On Old Scam To Get Your Money

Scammers are using information from PA Career Link, attempting to get job seekers to cash a fake check and send them money supposedly for equipment to do the job. It's a fake job and a fake check that will bounce at the bank. The bank will come after you to replace funds if you are able to cash it. It's a new twist on the old scam, so don't be taken in. By using your information from Career Link, they make it sound legitimate. Here's how it works:

  • Joni Haskins Peer
    I need to write an article. I was contacted by a scam company. They tried to get me to cash a check. They messaged me on my phone with info from Career Link. Looked real. Call me I will explain
    They posed as an employer to get my info. I called the real company In Tx. Censeo health. They said we are being scammed from PA Career Link
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  • Joni Haskins Peer
    Joni Haskins Peer

    The actual health company from TX called me and I gave them all the Information. The fake company got info from career link posing as an employer. I checked my career link and it said I was interviewed and not hired for a medical job. My worry is career link in its records stores social security numbers along with phone numbers. That is how I was contacted. I reported this to career link and they have a warning posted for potential job searchers. The original company said in this PA area they have had many people call them about the check they cashed and the equipment they paid for from them to set up their offices at home. Thanks for your help Joni
  • James Jones
    James Jones

    Can you give me a rundown on what the scam consists of?
  • Joni Haskins Peer
    Joni Haskins Peer

    Keep first I got a message on my phone saying career link and job gateway had an employer who was interested in my skills. It was a work from home job doing medical billing and coding and accounting. That is what my resume said on PA career link. Then
  • Joni Haskins Peer
    Joni Haskins Peer

    It gave me the name of the company and asked me to be on line the next day for an interview. I received an email to the email address I had posted on my resume. It instructed me to add the interviewer to my yahoo instant messenger. I communicated with this person who was asking me work related questions. Then
  • Joni Haskins Peer
    Joni Haskins Peer

    I received a packet of info to my email mail. After they said I would b great for the job is when it got strange. I wanted to talk to an actual person from the company. They then said I would receive a check to deposit in my account. And they wanted to have me take a picture of the deposit slip. And wanted to know own when the funds would b available to send them money to purchase my home office equipment. That was so wrong guy I called the company in Texas human resourses. They sent message last night to STOP COMMUNICATING with the fake company. Today they called and had me send them all the emails and messages as they are pursuing to shut them down. I also sent information to career link about this
  • Joni Haskins Peer
    Joni Haskins Peer

    Does that make sense. So a employer registered on Career Link in PA and got everyone's resume info
  • James Jones
    James Jones

    That's a new variation of an old scam to get you to cash a bogus check and send them money, except they get your banking info and steal your money that way..
  • Joni Haskins Peer
    Joni Haskins Peer

    I am concerned because they used career link
  • James Jones
    James Jones

    Anyone not familiar with scams would be taken in on that one.
  • Joni Haskins Peer
    Joni Haskins Peer

    Yes they said there were a lot.