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#### carol1412

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« Reply #7110 on: October 18, 2017, 11:58:38 AM »
Thanks, but it still was random and out of the blue. I wasn't having any trouble with fb. Besides, it was using my work email rather than the personal one that's tied to the fb account.

#### Luci

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« Reply #7111 on: October 18, 2017, 12:04:24 PM »
Thanks, but it still was random and out of the blue. I wasn't having any trouble with fb. Besides, it was using my work email rather than the personal one that's tied to the fb account.

Is Facebook doing another revamp of some sort? My news posts (received) seem to get dropped every day.

#### lilfox

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« Reply #7112 on: October 18, 2017, 01:44:24 PM »
Thanks, but it still was random and out of the blue. I wasn't having any trouble with fb. Besides, it was using my work email rather than the personal one that's tied to the fb account.

Is Facebook doing another revamp of some sort? My news posts (received) seem to get dropped every day.

I'm having that issue too and every time I go to the top of the screen to see newest posts, it changes up the order again.  Must be a bug in the prioritizing algorithms.

#### pattycake

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« Reply #7113 on: October 18, 2017, 01:59:23 PM »
Thanks, but it still was random and out of the blue. I wasn't having any trouble with fb. Besides, it was using my work email rather than the personal one that's tied to the fb account.

Is Facebook doing another revamp of some sort? My news posts (received) seem to get dropped every day.

I'm having that issue too and every time I go to the top of the screen to see newest posts, it changes up the order again.  Must be a bug in the prioritizing algorithms.

Okay, I am glad you mentioned this because I thought I was going crazy or something! I'd refresh, and posts were gone that I swear I had seen and one I wanted to go back to and couldn't find it.

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« Reply #7114 on: October 18, 2017, 02:24:48 PM »
It's coming to the end of the 2017 charitable deduction season. What does this mean for me?

It means that our desk phones are ringing off the hook from every possible phone charity solicitor. They never want to leave a message.
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#### Twik

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« Reply #7115 on: October 18, 2017, 03:33:45 PM »
Apparently a scammer recently tried to defraud Sir Richard Branson by calling him up and claiming to be the British Defense Secretary. He claimed that someone had been kidnapped who was very important, and since the British government's policy was to not pay ransoms, they needed someone wealthy to provide the ransom, although Branson would be reimbursed for the costs later on. Branson showed why he's a billionaire by taking the precaution of calling the British government and talking to the Minister directly, who assured him that no such arrangements were being made.

Unfortunately, the scammer then went after one of Branson's friends and successfully conned him out of two million pounds supposedly for hurricane relief. There's a place for people who rip off charitable donations, and it's not a cool one.

#### nutraxfornerves

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« Reply #7116 on: October 18, 2017, 06:56:36 PM »

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#### MrTango

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« Reply #7117 on: November 09, 2017, 07:54:48 AM »
I've been getting calls lately from "PC Support," which I assume is a variant on the Microsoft scam.

Unfortunately for me, the calls always seem to come in at a time when I'm busy, so I haven't had the opportunity to mess with them.

#### snowfire

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« Reply #7118 on: November 09, 2017, 11:28:08 PM »
We have been getting those as well. Most seem to be the "Your Microsoft license has expired & you must pay us or your computer will stop working."

#### MrTango

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« Reply #7119 on: November 10, 2017, 10:20:45 AM »
I finally managed to record a call from a local remodeling/repair company that has been harassing me since June about a free storm damage assessment.

They weren't even smart enough to spoof their caller ID number, and the caller was only too happy to confirm the company's legal name, phone number, and address before she realized that I was recording the call.

I forwarded to the FTC a copy of the recording along with all the info I was able to find on the business via a Google search and a search of my state's Secretary of State website.  I even pulled copies of my last few months' phone bills and highlighted all the lines showing their phone number calling me.

I'm sure the FTC gets thousands of complaints every day but I doubt they get many with that much information...

#### jedikaiti

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« Reply #7120 on: November 10, 2017, 06:45:14 PM »
Send it all to your local news, too. :-)
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#### Mel the Redcap

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« Reply #7121 on: November 10, 2017, 06:59:21 PM »
I really don’t think a call from a man with a heavy Indian accent, who says his name is something like ‘Kevin’, with loud call centre background noise and a company supposedly called “Solar Panel Company”, is legit.
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#### MrTango

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« Reply #7122 on: November 10, 2017, 07:04:43 PM »
Send it all to your local news, too. :-)

Good diea, but everyone already knows this company is sleazy.

#### HoneyBee42

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« Reply #7123 on: November 10, 2017, 08:53:26 PM »
I've been getting these emails purporting to be from Google Mail regarding "damaged emails" or "full mailbox".

I don't use Google Mail, and I'm pretty sure that, even if I did, Google would not have to go through Cuba.

#### MissRose

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« Reply #7124 on: November 13, 2017, 01:59:34 PM »
I've been getting calls lately from "PC Support," which I assume is a variant on the Microsoft scam.

Unfortunately for me, the calls always seem to come in at a time when I'm busy, so I haven't had the opportunity to mess with them.

I still regret not messing with "Daniel" who called about my parents' computer when I answered their phone when they were outside & couldn't pick up the phone when I was visiting a few months ago!  He would have not gotten far with my parents as the computer is there more as a backup for me or do stuff when I am there.