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  • My grandma fell for this same scam a few years ago. Felt awful because it was me they were impersonating.
  • gopher321: Elderly - walking ATMs.


    Sad how naive they are. My grandfather talks about shiat like this all the time and I shoot him down time and again. He also calls KFC a "chicken restaurant." They're living in different versions of reality.
  • SurfaceTension: My grandma fell for this same scam a few years ago. Felt awful because it was me they were impersonating.


    What did you do with the money?
  • You can always get more grandchildren, so meh.
  • beantowndog: SurfaceTension: My grandma fell for this same scam a few years ago. Felt awful because it was me they were impersonating.

    What did you do with the money?


    Hookers and blow, of course. Duh!
  • To be real?

    Everyone knows the difference, btw.
  • Dammit, I've been waiting for that money order for WEEKS.
  • My parents/aunts/uncles have told my grandparents to never believe anything like this unless they are told by them.
  • I wonder what her phone number is? I recently came into a large some of money and I need some help getting it out of my native country.
  • I know that t was a scam

    I'm her oldest grandson, and I'm right here in the States. I was in an accident, though, but I need $2,500. Grams?
  • I hope old people are stupid because they grew up before the internet and not because they are old. I'm not looking forward to retirement if it is the latter.
  • SurfaceTension: beantowndog: SurfaceTension: My grandma fell for this same scam a few years ago. Felt awful because it was me they were impersonating.

    What did you do with the money?

    Hookers and blow, of course. Duh!


    Way to mimic; that doesn't absolve you of anything, btw.

    Buy that: lead, please, first. Hunt second.
  • They should be sending out search parties to scour the Philippines and arrest the arsehole for accessory to murder.
  • Then there's people like me who take it a step farther and bait scammers into creating wooden and bronze AT-ATs:
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    Link
  • Tomorrow's headline: 37-year old man found shot to death in Subic Bay; kidnappers had demanded mere $1500-ransom from Florida Grandma.
  • I wish it had been that easy to scam money out of my elderly relatives.
  • Indubitably: SurfaceTension: beantowndog: SurfaceTension: My grandma fell for this same scam a few years ago. Felt awful because it was me they were impersonating.

    What did you do with the money?

    Hookers and blow, of course. Duh!

    Way to mimic; that doesn't absolve you of anything, btw.

    Buy that: lead, please, first. Hunt second.


    A is first but second-plus to E.

    Fifth letter and prime.

    E's first, suddenly, and leading by example: embrace me; listen to me. Your business will be wiser for it.

    You're welcome.
  • Gyrfalcon: Tomorrow's headline: 37-year old man found shot to death in Subic Bay; kidnappers had demanded mere $1500-ransom from Florida Grandma.


    Inward.
  • I'm legitimately curious, does something happen in the human brain around a certain age that makes old people this way? I would imagine that this woman in question had a functioning brain when she was in her 30s for instance. I doubt she would have just given thousands of dollars to a stranger when she was young. What made her unable to rationally evaluate reality now? Similarly, why is it so much harder for older people to learn new skills? I'm not even talking about people in their 70s and 80s. Even adults in their later 40s and 50s seem to lose the ability to do new things. I'm sure I'm not the first person to try to teach an older mother or father how to use a computer. And yet simple stuff like "click the mouse here" is like trying to teach rocket surgery. I'm sure that when the first TVs or some other "new when they were young" piece of tech came out, they used to be pretty good at just learning how to use it. They learned how the 8 tracks in their cars worked. Why is learning a DVD player or how to print something now impossible? Someone who knows about brain chemistry or physiology; is there a medical reason for this kind of thing?
  • taurusowner: I'm legitimately curious, does something happen in the human brain around a certain age that makes old people this way? I would imagine that this woman in question had a functioning brain when she was in her 30s for instance. I doubt she would have just given thousands of dollars to a stranger when she was young. What made her unable to rationally evaluate reality now? Similarly, why is it so much harder for older people to learn new skills? I'm not even talking about people in their 70s and 80s. Even adults in their later 40s and 50s seem to lose the ability to do new things. I'm sure I'm not the first person to try to teach an older mother or father how to use a computer. And yet simple stuff like "click the mouse here" is like trying to teach rocket surgery. I'm sure that when the first TVs or some other "new when they were young" piece of tech came out, they used to be pretty good at just learning how to use it. They learned how the 8 tracks in their cars worked. Why is learning a DVD player or how to print something now impossible? Someone who knows about brain chemistry or physiology; is there a medical reason for this kind of thing?


    I skimmed your entry and decided: you r rtrded. *)
  • I saw grocery store, woman and falling and I instantly thought of this.

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  • SurfaceTension: My grandma fell for this same scam a few years ago. Felt awful because it was me they were impersonating.


    My dreams are now haunted.
  • My father is mean and I can't remember ever liking him, but he did one thing I highly approve of. Many years ago, a young man went to my maternal grandmother and told her one of my sisters' was involved in some emergency. She gave him cash to take to my sister and he spent it on drugs. My father went to his domicile, kicked the door in, picked Mr.Druggie up by his throat and shook him like a rag doll. Mr. Druggie stayed the heck away from my grandmother after that.

    (sniff) Dad, why couldn't you always be so reasonable?
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