Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown
Remember a few years back when people posing as Verizon employees where knocking on doors to do a system check? I believe that scam is running again in Petworth/ 16th St. Heights.
I had 3 young adults knock on my door today alleging to work for Verizon. One was wearing a very faded Verizon shirt, the others looked like they were in school uniforms – dark polos and kakhi pants.
I explained that I had recently moved iand I just had Verizon at my house last week, so I would call the office if I had problems and they went away.
But just wanted to remind people not let these people in your house. Verizon employees should be able to show you an employee ID and do not do door to door solicitations.
From a press release:
“Montgomery County’s Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) has released a consumer alert video regarding deceptive practices by air duct cleaning services. This Consumer Alert Air Duct Scams Video warns consumers about coupon-based air duct cleaning firms that engage in deceptive marketing by promoting misleadingly low prices, making unsubstantiated health claims and up-selling additional services.
The video highlights a two-step “deceptive dance” prevalent in this industry. First, coupon-based air duct cleaning firms typically gain access to a consumer’s home by advertising that they can provide a service at an extremely low cost, and then attempt to scare a consumer into purchasing hundreds or thousands of dollars of additional services by representing that dangerous conditions are present in the ducts.
The video also highlights other problems with the coupon-based air duct cleaning industry: (more…)
9th and Florida Ave, NW (U Street)
I stopped in yesterday for some glasses and unfortunately they were out but I was told both Georgetown (3225 M St, NW) and U Street/Shaw (photo above) locations will be getting more in on Saturday to giveaway for free!
This leads us to – What will we wait in long lines for today? Part Two – Eclipse glasses:
Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood
More on what Air & Space is up to here.
Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood
via DC Bar
As a longtime DC resident, I’m constantly looking for ways to make the City a better place, and one easy way to do so is to voice my opinion when it matters.
One such opportunity is to chime in during appointments and promotions of D.C Superior Court Judges, the ones whose actions have a great impact on the quality of life for D.C’s residents.
Three of the Superior Court Judges are currently being proposed for Senior Judgeship and the public are encouraged to comment before September 29.
I personally had the misfortune of being the victim of a violent crime, only to realize that the perpetrator was a career felon who was given a minimal sentence by one of these 3 judges, not just in my case last year, but once before, by the same judge, almost 2 decades ago. I believe elevating these kind of judges not only condones this kind of behavior, but encourages it.
I did make my voice heard to the Office in charge of hearing the comments, and hope that other readers of PoPville would take the time to do so, in case they have an opinion one way or another, on any of the 3 judges.”
The D.C. Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure is reviewing the qualifications and fitness of the following D.C. Superior Court Judges: (more…)
Heads up, a reader reports:
“Just got a scam call from a guy claiming to work for pepco. He stated that a work order has been issued to shut off my power and all they needed is a payment over the phone In order to cancel the order. Stay alert and be safe. Spread the word.”
A reader writes from the 2100 block of 11th Street, NW:
“Looks like the guy was waiting across the street (inside the gated area of the common area of the Beauregard condo building) for the UPS guy to leave after dropping off the packages (we saw this from their security camera). So he comes over to my unit, grabs a box from upstairs, and two more boxes from downstairs. He takes them to the alley behind Beauregard, comes back to my house, grabs the 4th package. Takes it back to the alley behind Beauregard takes out all the stuff and leaves the empty boxes there. The still shots of him is from the security camera of the Beauregard.”
PSA to all my fellow Dupont workers. After what seemed like FOREVER – @mobydicksonline has finally completed the remodel and is open for lunch on N between Connecticut and 19th! Complete with a self order kiosk. You're welcome. . #kabob #tzatziki #dc #dupontcircle #lunch #MobyDick #middleeasternfood #persiancuisine #persianfood #pita #popville #BYThings @popville @brightestyoungthings
Vehicles and people are still attempting to use the alley between The General Scott and The Darcy Hotel. This is a dangerous situation. Someone keeps removing the yellow tape at the Scott Circle entrance.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user quemac
May seem obvious to some but a good reminder not to be complacent:
“I had my purse and phone stolen at Banneker pool two summers ago, and I know this is a pretty regular occurrence at this time of year. I now lock my stuff up in a locker with a padlock which helps me relax and enjoy my swim a lot more.
A few weeks ago as I was leaving Banneker pool, I overheard another swimmer reporting her bag was stolen and just this past weekend, someone sitting near me on the pool deck had their phone swiped.”
Last week on Instagram (thanks to @caitylovesjames for tagging us in this great shot) I was lamenting CityCenter’s prices while admiring their style:
Turns out they got something I can afford – free putt putt!! Sweet. The course from City Golf is set up at 10th and I Street, NW across from Momofuku. You can register for a tournament Thursday here. Otherwise the course will remain open until July 2nd. Hours are 11am – 7pm. When I passed it on Saturday there was only one other group playing.