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LadyBe205

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Re: S/O Beggars, Moochers and Scammers
« Reply #7110 on: December 11, 2017, 11:03:41 PM »
That article is horrifying.   >:( :( :'(

Sirius

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« Reply #7111 on: December 11, 2017, 11:34:10 PM »
Don't mean to scare anyone, but since what LadyKnight1 said sounded like what I read in that article, I wanted to alert everyone.  It sounds like something that could happen way too easily. 

Sirius

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« Reply #7112 on: December 11, 2017, 11:37:03 PM »
Also found that nomorobo.com doesn't work in Oregon.  Mr. Sirius and I went round and round on our carrier's website until I found that posted on the nomorobo help page.  So, I should just keep doing what I'm doing, which is ignore numbers that I don't recognize and periodically check for voicemails. 

L

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« Reply #7113 on: December 12, 2017, 12:06:50 AM »
Thank you so much for linking that article. It is indeed horrifying, and I have passed it along to others who need to see it.

sandisadie

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« Reply #7114 on: December 12, 2017, 02:29:22 PM »
Just had a strange phone call.  The read out on my phone was the name of my doctor's office which is a clinic of many doctors, etc.  So, of course I answered.  Instead of my provider's office a perky woman's voice informed me of her name and the fact that she wanted to inform me of an offer to purchase something to do with a trip or cruise.  I immediately hung up.  I called my provider and informed them that their number was being spoofed.  They thanked me for the info and said they would pass it on to the proper person to be looked into.  What a world!!

gramma dishes

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« Reply #7115 on: December 12, 2017, 02:39:06 PM »
We've had phone calls come in with our own phone number showing up on Caller ID.  It's happened a few times and it's quite startling when it does.

Miss March

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« Reply #7116 on: December 12, 2017, 03:40:33 PM »
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Here's the article I read:
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/10/09/how-the-elderly-lose-their-rights

Alas, it requires a subscription to read it.
I assume you heard the way she spoke to me at dinner.
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LadyBe205

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« Reply #7117 on: December 12, 2017, 04:49:37 PM »
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Here's the article I read:
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/10/09/how-the-elderly-lose-their-rights

Alas, it requires a subscription to read it.

I read it with no problem and I don't have a subscription. 

TabathasGran

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« Reply #7118 on: December 12, 2017, 06:21:56 PM »
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Here's the article I read:
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/10/09/how-the-elderly-lose-their-rights

Alas, it requires a subscription to read it.

I read it with no problem and I don't have a subscription.

Me too. It was terrifying. I had no idea this was going on.

Just found this follow up relating to the North's specifically. It's little help for the time they were essentially kidnapped, but maybe it will dissuade other criminals.
https://aaapg.net/nevada-family-awarded-8-5-million-in-guardianship-abuse-case/
« Last Edit: December 12, 2017, 06:51:58 PM by TabathasGran »

L

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« Reply #7119 on: December 12, 2017, 10:02:00 PM »
And the judge who went along with this crime essentially goes free?

malfoyfan13

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« Reply #7120 on: December 13, 2017, 12:32:23 AM »
That article scared the crap out of me.  I've heard of this before - the L.A. Times ran a story some time ago about a woman who did this and was eventually tried and sent to jail.  I don't get why it's allowed to go on. 

Miss March

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« Reply #7121 on: December 13, 2017, 08:31:27 AM »
I'm sorry about that confusion- maybe I got a pop up yesterday that I thought was blocking the article? Glad it is working for everyone!
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BeagleMommy

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« Reply #7122 on: December 14, 2017, 03:17:14 PM »
Story on our local news about a couple who got the "there's a warrant out for your arrest and you need to pay this money or the sheriff will come and arrest you" phone call.  The reporter started out with "Mr. X didn't send them any money..." and I'm thinking "great, they didn't fall for it", but then the reporter continues with "but he did fax them a copy of his driver's license".

 :o :o :o :o :o :o

So the scammers now have his name and address and photo.

TracyXJ

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« Reply #7123 on: December 18, 2017, 07:30:57 AM »
I've been getting multiple calls from a Dallas, Texas number over the weekend.  They leave a voicemail, but all it says is the phone number twice and is obviously a recording.

Reverse look up on Google tells me that it's one of those IRS scams - Send money or the cops will come for you.  Strangely, they only tried it for 2 days and then stopped.  Apparently going to voicemail repeatedly made them think the number was inactive or something.

vintagegal

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« Reply #7124 on: December 18, 2017, 07:50:28 AM »
I just caught the last ring of my cell and saw the number was in IL, where I don't know anyone, so I did not pick up. By the time I looked it up on my "Mr. Number" app, it had changed to a number in my area code, 2 digits off from my own number ( like 4556 instead of 6554).