Welcome to Halifax Plantation Phase 1 Community Website
WELCOME EVERYONE to the Halifax Plantation Phase 1 Web Site created specifically for the residents of this community.
The web site makes it possible for the neighbors in this community to interact, be creative and share valuable and timely information using a unique combination of technology and the internet. Use this web site to become enlightened about your neighborhood. This web site can be added to your internet list of favorites or make it your homepage.
Please take a tour and see the information and services that are now at your fingertips. Visit often and participate when you can.
Please register and log in to gain access to the entire site and make comments and submit ideas. Some of the items include a community calendar, a quarterly Newsletter, a forum for comments and discussions about items of interest, a photo gallery to submit and share photos, a news column, and classified ad section. Listed under the “info” section, find the President's message, List of Board of Directors and how to contact them, Meeting Agendas, Board Minutes, legal information including Rules and Regulations, Covenants and Restrictions, By-Laws, Committees and their members and a list of important telephone numbers etc.. Take a tour of the site and see what is here for you to view. Submit information to the webworm to share with everyone.
If you have any suggestions on how we can improve our site, suggestions are welcome.
Brought to you by your Halifax Plantation Phase 1 Homeowner's Association. Contact Us if you have any questions.
Registration InstructionsTo register, click on the "Click here to register now" link. Type in all required information including:
- Real Name (must be your full name, example: John Smith)
- Username (this is a nickname that will identify you on the website)
- Email (your real email address is required to complete the registration process)
- Address: a valid Community address as street address, city, state, zip
- Phone (your home phone number)
Click on the "New User" button. Please read the registration rules and privacy statement. At the very bottom, you can either click on "Finish" to proceed with registration, or "go back" to change the information you entered.
You will receive an email containing the username you entered and a password. Click on the link in the email to complete registration. Enter your username and assigned password to login to the website. Please note that the password is case-sensitive and must be entered exactly as it appears in the email.
Once you are logged in, we recommend changing your password. Click on "your account". Click on "change your info". Scroll down to the very bottom of the screen, and you will see a section for changing your password. Type your new password in BOTH boxes. By entering your password twice, you can be sure that you didn't have a typo. Make sure you click on the "save changes" button at the bottom of the screen.
Just when you thought you'd heard it all.
Be very careful out there!
Beware of people bearing gifts.
The following is a recounting of an incident from the victim:
Wednesday , I had a phone call from someone saying that he was from some outfit called: "Express Couriers,"(The name could be any courier company) He asked if I was going to be home because there was a package for me that required a signature .
The caller said that the delivery would arrive at my home in roughly an hour. Sure enough, about an hour later, a uniformed delivery man turned up with a beautiful basket of flowers and a bottle of wine. I was very surprised since there was no special occasion or holiday, and I certainly didn't expect anything like it. Intrigued, I inquired as to who the sender was.
The courier replied, "I don't know, I'm only delivering the package."
Apparently, a card was being sent separately... (the card has never arrived!) There was also a consignment note with the gift.
He then went on to explain that because the gift contained alcohol, there was a $3.50 "delivery/ verification charge," providing proof that he had actually delivered the package to an adult (of legal drinking age), and not just left it on the doorstep where it could be stolen or taken by anyone, especially a minor.
This sounded logical and I offered to pay him cash. He then said that the delivery company required payment to be by credit or debit card only, so that everything is properly accounted for, and this would help in keeping a legal record of the transaction.
He added couriers don't carry cash to avoid loss or likely targets for robbery.
My husband, who by this time was standing beside me, pulled out his credit card, and 'John,' the "delivery man," asked him to swipe the card on a small mobile card machine with a small screen and keypad. Frank, my husband, was asked to enter his PIN number and a receipt was printed out. He was given a copy of the transaction.
The guy said everything was in order, and wished us good day.
To our horrible surprise, between Thursday and the following Monday, $4,000 had been charged/withdrawn from our credit/debit account at various ATM machines.
Apparently the "mobile credit card machine," which the deliveryman carried now had all the info necessary to create a "dummy" card with all our card details including the PIN number.
Upon finding out about the illegal transactions on our card, we immediately notified the bank which issued us a new card, and our credit/debit account was closed.
We also personally went to the Police, where it was confirmed that it is definitely a scam because several households had been similarly hit.
WARNING: Be wary of accepting any "surprise gift or package," which you neither expected nor personally ordered, especially if it involves any kind of payment as a condition of receiving the gift or package. Also, never accept anything if you do not personally know or there is no proper identification of who the sender is.
Above all, the only time you should give out any personal credit/debit card information is when you yourself initiated the purchase or transaction!