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Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1247335
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Yikes! I was just reading the online news and there is a story about my next door neighbor having been scammed of his life savings by somebody who called him posing as an Avast employee and talking about a refund. They refunded him more than what they said and then wanted him to return the money, convinced him to allow remote access to his computer and wiped him out. His money disappeared in Bangkok. frown

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1247336
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Oh, good grief! I get so sad to hear about these scams... I preach never, never, never even answer these calls.


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Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1247349
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Good morning, Danish, Donuts, and Bagels in the Break Room. Positive thoughts and Prayers for all who need them. Mani/Pedi today, then dinner and karaoke with friends. A very dear friend lost her hubby last week. They had just celebrated their 50th Anniversary, please keep Ruthie in your prayers. kitty


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Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1247350
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Thoughts and prayers for Ruthie ... there are events in life that are onerous ... I'll grab a bagel and scoot to work wave


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Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1247356
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oldbroad, so sorry to hear about your neighbor. It is just amazing to me how many fall for these scams. I get at least 3 a week, via email, text and voice mail (I never answer unknown numbers).

connie, my condolences to your friend. Prayers for strength.

soot, have a great day!


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Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 [Re: oldbroad] #1247365
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Originally Posted by oldbroad
Yikes! I was just reading the online news and there is a story about my next door neighbor having been scammed of his life savings by somebody who called him posing as an Avast employee and talking about a refund. They refunded him more than what they said and then wanted him to return the money, convinced him to allow remote access to his computer and wiped him out. His money disappeared in Bangkok. frown



I'm very grateful that my 89-year-old mother is utterly skeptical and just won't fall for any scam.

I'm constantly getting fake calls from "Canada Revenue Agency" threatening me with arrest if I don't "pay up" immediately (as in, get to the bank right now). The voice message starts with an assertion that the police are literally on the way to my house. About a year ago the voice messages started being recorded in Chinese, with ghastly loud music playing in the background. The calls are targeting recent immigrants, who might not understand that our tax agency doesn't work that way. No police, no screaming sirens, no night in a cold cell.

Last edited by hagatha; 05/12/21 09:37 AM.

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Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1247384
05/12/21 12:14 PM
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After having my computer frozen by a scammer and meeting one on a dating website, I've become very cautious. Thankfully, I didn't lose any money and a friend unlocked my computer, but I learned a lot. Main thing is, if you have to call a number or open a file to find out something, that's just a huge red flag. Every time you think you figured it out, they try something else. Once got a VM warning that I was going to get arrested for an IRS thing and gave a 'case' number and phone number to call to find out what it was all about. I hadn't gotten any mail from IRS which is how they contact you, not by phone, so I ignored it. But, it's all scare tactics. You just gotta not fall for it.


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Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 [Re: butterflybabe] #1247397
05/12/21 03:17 PM
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Some calls of that nature that I get here in the UK are "recordings" but if an actual person has the audacity to call I will sometimes join in and ask awkward questions or give ridiculous made up answers .... just to annoy them as much as they are annoying me !!

Then, after blocking the number from calling again, I report it to an appropriate SPAM address.

Not that that does much good because I already know most of those type of numbers can't be traced and/or dealt from within the UK thumbsdown


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Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1247401
05/12/21 04:51 PM
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Unfortunately, I barely trust anybody or anything anymore, so you may legitimately need some help and I won't trust that you are not scamming me. And that is truly sad!

Connie, prayers for your friend!

Have a good evening all!

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1247406
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I'm with you, oldbroad. My phone went off with a number in another state and of course, I didn't answer. I get scam calls like this every day. Then I got a voice mail that it was a friend who actually needed some assistance with her computer! But if they don't leave a voice mail, they are blocked and deleted.


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Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1247415
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same thing.

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1247438
05/13/21 06:14 AM
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Good morning, Danish, Donuts, and Bagels in the Break Room. Celebrating a friend's Birthday tonight. summer


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Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1247442
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Good morning, I'll grab a bagel to go please ... yes, the majority of calls we get are scam/telemarketing ... WOM doesn't answer if the call is not on our contact list (kin & close friends only) ... I'll usually answer as there are times I'm expecting a call but am not sure how their ID will appear ... don't know that we'll ever solve this issue think ... Have a fun time tonight Connie ... everyone stay safe
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Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1247444
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Condolences to your friend, Connie.

Sorry your neighbour was scammed, oldbroad. These types have no conscience.

Hagatha, hope your hubby is doing better.

Ana, glad to read your sister is doing much better!

Hi, soot, butterflybabe, Mad, Draclvr and family wave

Well, got a real surprise in the mail this morning! A citation for Jury Service. Oh, the joys! I will, of course, apply for exemption on the grounds of disability and also due to the fact that my husband is shielding. Nothing is ever simple though. I have to get a letter from my GP. He has to confirm that I'm a double amputee and that my condition is long-term and unlikely to change! rotfl I first did Jury Service over 10 years ago and attended every day for 5 days. On the fifth day I was summoned on to the jury only to have the case collapse within the first half hour due to evidence tampering!
There are no guarantees that I will be excused. Keep your fingers crossed everyone!


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Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1247456
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MsMercury,

At my urging my husband went to our GP to look at a chronic recurring infection he has over the site of his surgery. It was badly inflamed again and making him very ill. He's been treated with a heavy-duty antibiotic and is much better, better appetite, much more clear-headed and he doesn't spend all day sleeping. There's no question that he's fading slowly (it is an extremely slow-growing cancer and hasn't done much growing for the last year), but he's still totally up for boating and visiting our neighbours and barbeques on the beach; just not every day. We're getting close to 7 years on with this disease, and I'm not counting him out just yet. Nobody expected him to last this long. It's clear that having a strong will to live is very important and he's willing to put up with a lot just to stay on this Earth a bit longer. The good days still outweigh the bad.

It's a gorgeous day here so I think we'll take a run down to Courtenay/Comox and hang out on the beach at Goose Spit., maybe take a picnic lunch.


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Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1247461
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Good afternoon. I'll take a cheese danish if there is one available please.

MsMercury - are you kidding me? Even with the issues you have going on in your life, you may still have to attend jury service? That is crazy.! My fingers are certainly crossed for you!!!

I hope you all enjoy your day!

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1247465
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We are having a beautiful day here. In the 60's. In May! Amazing!

Hope you all are having a beautiful day! wavegirl


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Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1247482
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Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1247496
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Good morning, Danish, Donuts, and Bagels in the Break Room. It will be a beautiful day here, low 80's. summer


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I only wish I was kidding, oldbroad! With any luck there will be a letter from my GP waiting this afternoon.

Hagatha, happy to read your hubby is doing much better after your intervention. Hubby's cancer is high-grade and very agressive. He's still in a fair amount of pain and this after 5 rounds of radiotherapy and 6 rounds of chemo. He's on Zomorph slow-release twice a day and Oramorph which he can take every hour if he needs to. Some days he has 3 doses of Oramorph, some days 2 doses, and some days he doesn't need it at all. Sometimes he needs it through the night. He has to have a telephone consult with his GP with a view to weaning him off Oramorph. Zomorph has made a difference but not that much that he can do without Oramorph. We shall see. I'm so glad your hubby continues to beat the odds and may he continue to do so. I'm totally convinced this is due in no small part to the love and support he has from yourself. Thinking of you both always hearts

Hey ho, off I go! Got some ironing to get through and other odds and ends.

Wishing all of you a great day!

Much love,

Mary hearts


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Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1247535
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Good afternoon everyone laugh I see you all polished off the goodies...well that's to be expected. I had a good day at work and now can celebrate T.G.I.F. properly ... @home!!!!

Have a wonderful evening all wave


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sports and chores.

Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1247549
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So nice tonight. We did our "date night" at a local restaurant and stopped at the American Legion. ALL the people we interacted with have been fully vaccinated, so it felt so GOOD to see so many of our friends again!


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Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1247560
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Good morning, Danish, Donuts, and Bagels in the Break Room. Shopping is on the agenda today. Working the kitchen for our dinner at the Eagles tonight, trivia to follow. Enjoy your weekend. summer


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Re: Welcome to GameBoomers Break Room #2 [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1247564
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Good morning everybody laugh
wishing you all a wonderful Saturday
it's time for projects and chores and other things too
in the meantime you all have a wonderful day too
wave2

Love the cinnamon crunch bagels happydance


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