Friday, December 08, 2006

Word to Scammers: I May Be Slow, But I Ain't Stupid

"Hi, my name is Bob and I live in apartment #319 in the building behind you. I need to talk to 100 people in my neighborhood to work on my social skills and earn points to go to college."

If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's a duck.

I had a visitor at lunchtime, a scammer trying to pull the magazine-point scam on me. Have you heard about it? Young adults pretending to be high school seniors are dropped off in neighborhoods and go door-to-door claiming they need to raise points through selling magazines through working on communication skills. People who have given their credit card numbers have had unauthorized charges. Anyway, I won't bore you with the details, but this is the only pic I snapped of "Bob" who lives in fictitious apartment #319.

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