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Old 01-08-2016, 05:00 AM   #81
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It's never progressed to a "scam," although that was probably the next intended step. On FB, I sometimes get "friend" requests that appear to be from men about 20 years younger than me, sometimes with cute kids, once in an Army uniform. It is always the same: "I saw your beautiful picture on FB, and want to get to know you better."

My response is always: "Are you a friend of one of my friends?" Next thing, their FB page has been "deactivated." It seems they are looking for a silly older woman who hits "friend" without asking questions. No doubt, they carpet-scam women whose FB photos look to be of a certain age group.
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Old 01-13-2016, 12:56 PM   #82
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I just got a call today (on my answering machine, I was out) from one of those scammers threatening to send law enforcement to arrest and jail me if I didn't call a number back. The number was 214-771-7027, somewhere in Texas. I did a quick search on that phone number and got a lot of recent complaints on it; I added my own. I didn't call the number back, of course.
Retired in late 2008 at age 45. Cashed in company stock, bought a lot of shares in a big bond fund and am living nicely off its dividends. IRA, SS, and a pension await me at age 60 and later. No kids, no debts.

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Old 06-11-2016, 08:12 AM   #83
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New scam?

Just got an email saying "We received your US Mint order..."

Marked it as junk without opening.
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