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Robocalls - Be on the Look Out
Agent 99
Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 3:33 PM
Joined: 6/7/2013
Posts: 2166

I heard this radio program yesterday and thought my e-villagers need to know about the scam. I have had many phone messages from my credit card company saying I need to call immediately for this or that reason - I just delete them. Fortunately my sweeetie doesn't answer the phone at home and I haven't been replacing the expired cards he carries. He still has the Costco American Express. I figure most scammers won't take american express cards as readily as a Visa or MC!

Posted: Thursday, September 3, 2015 7:23 PM
Joined: 9/12/2013
Posts: 3608

There is no place I know of to report calls of this sort, and internet crime ? Nothing you can do about that except buy some protection plan.

I saw a mention of "Alzheimer checks" which are fake checks with the patient's name and address on them. they can keep "paying bills" or giving "gifts" but there is no account.

I get panicked about bills as my "husband" does everything a day late and dollar short but I can no longer figure out online banking.

Iris L.
Posted: Thursday, September 3, 2015 7:37 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 18723

Alz+, you are stressing yourself out over something you have no control over.

Stop answering the telephone.

Let all calls go to voicemail.

Then you can return calls at your leisure.

Let your husband handle the bills. If he's late, and has to pay late fees, he will eventually learn his lesson.

Think about using automatic debit for recurring monthly bills.

Iris L.

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