You think about your loved ones, and hope nobody’s in trouble. On the other end, a person with a heavy accent introduces himself as “Ahc Tomxyx” and you hear something about “congratulations” and “government grant money.” I have received many of these calls lately. “You pay your bills and taxes on time, you have had no criminal case for the last six months, and you are low income,” Eric said. Or if he did, they would be fake 800-numbers and phony addresses. And I know our local and state government agencies put out warnings all the time. It’s people, generally speaking older people, who may feel excited to know they’ve qualified for free government money just by living right.Sometimes the person on the other end is from the IRS and warning me that I’m going to be “very sorry” if I don’t respond to their calls. 6, I learned (after asking him to repeat his name, twice) that it was “Eric Thomas” of the “U. Government” who was congratulating me as one of only 1,500 people selected to receive a ,000 government grant because of my “good record.” I resisted the urge to hang up on Eric. “Now, this grant money – we don’t want you to misuse it for drugs, gambling and drinking. We want you to use it for the good purpose of paying your bills, pay off your car, start a business, education, or go on a vacation.” he said, struggling with the pronunciation of the place where I don’t live. Or people who might want to do drugs, gamble or drink with their government windfall, despite their good record.The anti-Islam film "Innocence of Muslims" has sparked protests across the Muslim world.
Head over to the Federal Trade Commission website and enter your phone number and two other numbers (mom and dad would be a great place to start) which will get you on the “National Do Not Call” registry.
MANCHESTER, NH – Maybe this has happened to you: You’re sitting at home thinking about Christmas, or bills, or work-related stuff, when your cell phone rings.
You love to answer your cell phone because it’s usually someone you like, someone who has your number – it’s one of the perks of abandoning your landline in an age of wireless technology. I told him I wasn’t comfortable giving him information by phone.
View the full list The next three years are crucial in the global fight to eradicate the last 1% of polio cases and contain the virus across the world.
But it will only become a reality with a combination of intensive vaccination campaigns and high-level surveillance to trace and monitor each polio case and circulating viruses.