Tag Archives: Internet Scams

The Scam

One of the things I have missed during my stay in Germany is the telephone scammers. I don’t know if it is because Germans are too smart to be taken in, or the crooks don’t speak the language, but in four years I haven’t received one call from a dubious person trying to separate me […]

Would You Fall For This?

It was in my email spam folder, a note from the chairman of one of the world’s biggest philanthropic organizations. I should count myself lucky – I had been chosen to receive $5,300,000. I didn’t click on the link. It seemed strange that I would never have heard of such a prestigious organization, so I […]

Not What You Were Expecting

I wrote an introduction to today’s post that developed a life of its own – you may see it tomorrow or the next day. It was too serious on a day I wanted to be funny, or as funny as I ever am. My plan was to write something that didn’t involve pandemics or politics, […]

Seeing Thru The Windows

He said his name was Brad, and he was calling from the “Windows Service Department” about my computer. I had serious problems, or so he assured me. My computer was riddled with error messages. Given his accent, his mother probably never called him Brad. He also said he had never heard of Mumbai and Kolkata, […]

The Traffic Department

Yesterday’s post about my daughter’s cat reminded me of a time when the cat was actually good for something. I had a lot of fun during the phone call described here, and just as much fun yesterday when I re-read this post from March 16, 2016. I thought it was worth sharing again. “Mr. Anderson, […]

Who Is The Traffic Department?

“Mr. Anderson, this is the Traffic Department calling. We are calling about a claim regarding an accident involving a vehicle registered to your address.” The caller had a thick accent. Indian or Pakistani I would say. A little difficult to understand, but I know a scam when I see one. But I had a few […]

Another Scamming Attempt

One thing I have discovered in writing this blog is that I am a little more aware of things that happen around me that might make interesting reading. That makes this post your fault. I received a message on Skype that “Angela” wanted to be added to my contact list. This did not seem normal. […]

Too Good To Be True

My needs have always been fairly simple. My desires on the other hand can be rather extravagant. I tell my family I never make a list of the things I want for Christmas because there would be nothing on it that anyone can afford to purchase for me. Those things are more fantasy than reality, […]