Wednesday, February 07, 2007


All Quiet on the Scam Front

Following my last post, not much has happened with the scammer. I noticed on the call display that he had called a few times before I opened on Friday morning. I was expecting him to call at some point, and that morning, sure enough, the phone rang and there was the California number again. But it only rang once and that was the last I heard from him. So far no contact.

Not sure if I mentioned this before, but the police officer that was looking into this ----

well, speak of the cops! Just while I was writing this she showed up for a visit.

where was I?

Oh ya...the officer who was looking into this informed me that there was an electronics store nearby who was getting calls from what she thinks may be the same guy. Thick African accent, wanting to use a number of Visa and Master Card numbers, wanting shipment of the items, but not to Africa, to a nearby city.

So today the officer popped in to see if anything further has happened and I updated her. She told me that there have been a number of similar things happening around this area. They believe that what is going on is that the caller is using stolen SIM cards and using them in phones which show up as different callers. They believe the calls are being made from this area. Most likely, the plan would be to have the glass shipped to this same local city all of the other stuff would have been sent to "on route" to Africa. wink, wink.

Electronics I can understand, but glass? WTF?

Now we wait for instruction from the fraud unit as to what to do with the money we have in our account from this whole transaction. It could take a couple of weeks to get it all figured out.

And now for something completely different....

Tomorrow I go pick up my baby to begin my week-long full-time father role. I get a bit of a knot in my stomach when I think of it, but I'm really looking forward to it. I already have plans for visits with her on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Unfortunately I've been fighting a bit of a cold the past few days which I'm sure I got from Brynn or Zoe, I'm just hoping that Brynn is going to be feeling well while I have her.

I just might be able to post during nap times if I'm not napping myself.

You'll do a fine job this week with Brynn, I'm sure of it. I'm pretty sure this means - MORE PICTURES!!! Woohoo!!! I'm a big fan of baby pictures.
Maybe this guy is a contractor and he uses stolen credit cards to buy all of his materials?

That's the only thing I can come up with. Unless he has some strange glass fetish.

I'm with Kathleen - you'll do fine with Brynn and I demand pictures.
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