Here are some tips to help you keep the scammers at bay from the Federal Trade Commission:
Hang up on robocalls. Don’t press any numbers. Scammers are using illegal robocalls to pitch everything from scam Coronavirus treatments to work-at-home schemes. The recording might say that pressing a number will let you speak to a live operator or remove you from their call list, but it might lead to more robocalls, instead.
Ignore online offers for vaccinations and home test kits. There currently are no vaccines, pills, potions, lotions, lozenges or other prescription or over-the-counter products available to treat or cure Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) — online or in stores. At this time, there also are no FDA-authorized home test kits for the Coronavirus. Visit the FDA to learn more.
Fact-check information. Scammers, and sometimes well-meaning people, share information that hasn’t been verified. Before you pass on any messages, contact trusted sources. Visit What the U.S. Government is doing for links to federal, state and local government agencies.
Know who you’re buying from. Online sellers may claim to have in-demand products, like cleaning, household, and health and medical supplies when, in fact, they don’t.
Don’t respond to texts and emails about checks from the government. The details are still being worked out. Anyone who tells you they can get you the money now is a scammer.
Don’t click on links from sources you don’t know. They could download viruses onto your computer or device.
Watch for emails claiming to be from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or experts Watch for emails claiming to be from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or experts saying they have information about the virus. For the most up-to-date information about the Coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Do your homework when it comes to donations, whether through charities or crowdfunding sites. Don’t let anyone rush you into donating. If someone wants donations in cash, by gift card, or by wiring money, don’t do it.
This is an uncertain time. While we don’t have all the answers, we are doing our best to provide the service you expect with to our residents, their family and friends, and our employees. That being said, Picerne Real Estate Group will be temporarily closing all community offices to the public as of 12:00 pm today, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Our goal is to reopen in the next 30-days.
As this situation continues to evolve rapidly, we believe that temporarily closing the office to the public, except under emergency situations, is the right thing to do. We want to be transparent with our decisions as a company and inform all of our residents of what this means for you.
We are working diligently to provide a well-maintained home and working environment backed by our excellent customer service. Please check your community websites for future updates and information concerning the heightened CDC COVID-19 protocols.
To stay updated on information regarding COVID-19, please visit this link.
We also highly suggest following The President’s protocol on the 15 Days to Slow the Spread, which can be found here.
Again, if you have any questions, please contact the leasing office by phone or email.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Picerne Real Estate Group
All Picerne communities are increasing precautions regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) for the safety of our residents, their families and friends, and our staff.
Effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, our community offices will be closed to the public from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Monday through Saturday and closed all day on Sunday.
Our office will be open from 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm Monday through Friday and 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm on Saturday for normal business operations.
We are requesting that all rental payments & maintenance requests are submitted online at this time. Please visit the property website, click the Resident tab, and log in to the Resident Portal to do so.
As a company, we are practicing social distancing and will refrain from handshakes or physical contact of any kind, we will keep a distance of 6 feet from person to person, and avoid any gathering of more than 10 people in our office at one time.
If you are sick or have been sick within 14-days, we ask that you kindly refrain from visiting the office in-person. Please call or email our office with your questions.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the office by phone at any time during our modified office hours.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!
PICERNE REAL ESTATE GROUP
March 13, 2020
We are aware of growing concerns regarding the Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) and while there are no confirmed cases at our property, we are taking proactive measures within our community including daily disinfecting amenity and office areas.
In an effort to minimize any possible spread of germs, we ask that during this time you please utilize our resident portal system for any needs (from paying your rent to submitting work orders to signing leases) that you may have concerning your apartment home.
We love providing exciting social events and resident activities that allow our residents to feel a sense of community while enjoying themselves at the same time.
Unfortunately, out of an abundance of caution we are going to be canceling our St. Patty’s Day event. However, we ask that you feel free to participate in the Puppy Photo Contest by sharing a picture of your puppy on the property’s Facebook page or by emailing it to the office. We will have a drawing as planned on 3/23/20.
As soon as these concerns sub-side we will announce a future date and time for our resident events.
If you have any specific questions or comments not addressed on the portal, please feel free to call or email any of our team members for personalized, specific assistance.