Wed 25-NOV-2015 Noon News Script


Good afternoon, I'm Tyler Dumont in for Roger Garrity. It's the start of the holiday travel season -- and officials recommend planning your trip ahead of time whether you're flying, driving, or taking the train. Burlington Airport officials say the busy season for them has started -- and will run through Christmas time. Airport administrators ask travelers to arrive 2 hours before their flight -- to leave enough time to get through security.


(TC 00:12:49:00 Tile 7596) ((Gary Bashaw/Essex "It's the lull before the storm. So we must be hitting the flight, we got a 12:15, so we must be hitting the flight just before it gets busy." 00:12:58:01)) (TC 00:21:13:17 Tile 7610) ((Erin Knapp/Burlington Airport "We recommend travelers check the TSA website, they have a mobile app that's really helpful if you have any questions about what you can bring on the plane, check that out. Social media is a great option as well." 00:21:23:28)) And according to Triple A -- gas prices for Thanksgiving are the lowest they're been since since 2008. So those traveling by car should have a cheaper trip. And Amtrak officials say the Vermonter line is running on schedule today -- after a fallen tree disrupted service yesterday.


As the holiday shopping season arrives -- a warning to consumers from the Vermont Attorney General regarding credit card fraud. Bill Sorrell says data security breaches and credit card fraud are the cause for millions of dollars in losses to consumers each year. The AG's office has also offered a series of tips. Recommendations include the installation of anti-virus software updates for anyone shopping online. If you are going to shop online, he says you should do it from home on a secured network ...rather than a public one.


Hundreds of Vermonters say they were the target of a scam citing money owed to the IRS. The scam first surfaced last month. Now, the Vermont Attorney General's office says they received more than 300 complaint calls this week. Scammers are reported to often threaten arrests if they don't receive money sent by credit card or wire transfers.


(IN 00:02:35 - TILE 7583) ((JANET MURNANE/CONSUMER ASSISTANCE, VT. ATTY. GENERAL'S OFFICE: "We really urge callers not to engage. We don't want them talking to the callers, we really want you to hangup the phone - don't call them back if they leave a forwarding number. Really, don't engage at all." OUT 00:02:44)) The good news -- the AG's office says there were no reports of Vermonters paying the scammers this time -- but several did give out their social security numbers. Victims across the state said they had received multiple calls. Authorities want you to remember the IRS would never ask for credit card information over the phone -- the best thing you can do is to simply hang up.


Today: AM clouds Then partly cloudy Highs: 37 to 44 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Mostly clear Turning breezy Lows: 25 to 35 Wind: S 10 to 20 mph Thursday: Thanksgiving! Partly cloudy Breezy Highs: 47 to 54 Wind: S 15 to 25 mph Extended: Friday: Increasing clouds Rain moving in, ending as snow showers late & overnight Lows: 38 to 45 Highs: 48 to 55 Saturday: Some AM clouds Then clearing, colder Lows: 30s Highs: 30s Sunday: Partly cloudy Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 35 to 45 Hyper-Extended: Monday: Partly cloudy Lows: 20s Highs: 32 to 42 Tuesday: Increasing clouds Chance for rain/snow showers late Lows: 15 to 25 Highs: 35 to 45

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