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    Quote Originally Posted by natski282 View Post
    My God Monica I am so sorry to hear this , i hope you called the police , you must report this, they will let the public know this is taking place and to be aware that these calls are happening please do this .
    This type of thing could cause a older more fragile person to have a heart attack or worse ok . please let the police know .
    I hope you are feeling better truly my friend .
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    Thanks every one, I am starting to feel better. Nat I did call the police, and they told me that because I hadn't given them any money, that was a good thing, but there was nothing they could do, unless I had, the police officer did give me the phone number of the Fraud Squad reporting centre and I told them the story, and took my information. They told me that this was a common scam called the Grandma or Grandparents Scam. I gave them the phone number that the man had given me, and they asked if they could share the information with police, which I said yes. She said a report would be made and if they find any information, they will call me back.
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    Monica, I am so so sorry that you and your husband had to go so much stress and anguish due to some evil low-life looking for a quick payout. Was the number he called from saved on your phone so you can make a police report? What a horrible thing to go through. I am glad that everyone in your family is okay.

    One positive thing from this is that maybe you can now organize an emergency plan with your family with a verification system in case this happens again or in the case of an actual emergency.
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    That's awful Monica, so sorry to hear this. Its becoming more & more common now. So sad. I am glad that everyone is okay. And don't worry - those scammers will get what's coming to them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vikinggirl View Post
    Thanks every one, I am starting to feel better. Nat I did call the police, and they told me that because I hadn't given them any money, that was a good thing, but there was nothing they could do, unless I had, the police officer did give me the phone number of the Fraud Squad reporting centre and I told them the story, and took my information. They told me that this was a common scam called the Grandma or Grandparents Scam. I gave them the phone number that the man had given me, and they asked if they could share the information with police, which I said yes. She said a report would be made and if they find any information, they will call me back.
    Og good news good for you . Take it easy for few days Monica , i can not imagine the shock a call like that would give so go slow for a bit eh my friend .
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    I find it incredible to find scammers going through great lengths to scam unsuspecting people. This is just awful.
    Hug your bully today

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    First thank you for sharing, giving us a heads up on yet another scam. Very sorry for all the havoc and health issues created, hope you are feeling better. Second a family plan sounds like a great idea and if there is any kind of positive I bet that hug you shared with your daughter was more than a usual hug with so much love transferring between you two.

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    @Vikinggirl Monica, I got upset for you reading this. It really could have given you a stroke,and thank GOD that you and your family are all okay. I think having some kind of code/plan between family members is a great idea,considering all the scammers that are multiplying these days. Also a good thing that you did not give a credit card number in the stress of it all. So thankful that ALL of you are okay.
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    There are some really wicked people in this world. They have no conscience and don't care what damage they might do. Thank goodness you and the rest of your family are OK. What an awful scare.
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    Are you Kidding Me?!?!!! How AWFUL!!!!! Monica, that's really terrible, what an ordeal, you poor thing!! I hope you are feeling better - take extra good care of yourself this weekend, PAMPER PAMPER PAMPER and thx for sharing this, best thing you can do is spread the word about those kind of people!! xo

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    Monica I am so so sorry you had to go through this. I'm glad you're okay now and I hope those bleep holes get what's coming to them!!

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    What an awful human being that man is! Well, I'm so glad your daughter is ok and it wasn't real. But, Karma is real, he'll get his one way or another.

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    That's horrible! Such a mean person. I'm so sorry you and your husband were shocked by this mean scammer
    You can be proud to have reacted like you did under those circumstances!

    I hope you are feeling better

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