Thursday, January 16, 2014

Phone Scams!

First things first... I LOVE my IKEA cabinets.  I've spent a lot of time rearranging my craft room and I'm liking it much better.  Maybe I'll post some pictures of it in a couple of weeks when I have some time to take them. 

Today, while sitting here working on some projects I hope to be able to show soon, the phone rang.  I didn't recognize the town and I don't usually answer calls that I don't recognize the name/number but I picked up the phone, said hello, and even more unusual, waited for someone to respond.  I knew from the get-go, it was a scam but feeling a bit impish I decided to see if it would be a hang-up or they would click in to talk. I could hear the click when the auto dialer switched to a human.

It was a  man with a very heavy accent saying his name was Kane Williams, from a company name he told me so fast I didn't get it down, and he began telling me that my Windows based computer had alerted them there was an internet virus not detectable by my antivirus software, on my computer.  I listened to what he had to say and answered a couple of yes/no questions, pretty sure this was a scam I had heard something about at some point in time, but pretending to be going along with what he was saying 

At the beginning of the call, he gave me his phone number as 1-866-539-8674 and his Employee ID as 6019.  I actually dialed the number on my cell phone while we were talking and someone did answer with the name of the "company" I think he had said and I hung up. The answerer also had a heavy accent. Within a minute of my placing that call, he told if I wanted to verify who he was to call the number he gave me (probably because he knew I had already done that).

The caller makes it sound so very urgent that you may want to comply with what he is telling you. I'm sure many folks have been a victim of this scam because of their lack of knowledge of computers and the urgent sound of the caller.

He told me to close all my internet windows back to the desktop, and he would show me exactly where the hackers had entered my computer. He said to press Ctrl-R and type in eventvwr. As he tells you what to do, he ask what do you see on your screen, etc. I actually didn't close any of the windows I had open and did  not type in what he told me and at that point told him I thought it was a scam.  After he unsuccessfully tried to convince me it wasn't a scam and I refused to do as he said, he told me that me and my computer could go to hell then he still tried to talk me into the scam. Ultimately, he hung up on me. 

Be wary, folks.. Scammers are a sleazy bunch.  Can you imagine what they could do if they put all that effort into something good. 

Be blessed and thanks for stopping by..
'til next time {hugs}

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Happy 2014!! 

What an end to 2013 and a beginning to 2014!  The Christmas season was wonderful with both my children and their families here.  I think it was one of the best Christmases ever!

Son-in-law, Daughter, Grandangel #1, Grandangel #2, Daughter-in-law, Son
(Grandangel #3 joined us on Christmas Day)
Then a couple of days after Christmas, my daughter, Grandangel #1, and I headed to Atlanta to the Chick-Fil-A Bowl to cheer on Coach Cut and our mighty Duke Blue Devils. We picked up a friend of the Grandangel on the way and even though Duke didn't win, it was a fantastic game and we had a wonderful time. Nothing like New Year's Eve in Hotlanta!

The grandangel started her internship at school this week.. a week earlier than students were to return so I took advantage of a chance to spend a few more days with her.  We drove down on Sunday and made a stop at Ikea in Charlotte!  She had never been so it was quite a treat for her.  I bought a couple of cabinets for my craft room and put them together last night and today.  I was amazed at how easy they were to put together.  Ikea rocks!!

Good Lord willing and the creek don't rise, I'll post more soon and will add some pictures. 

Be blessed and thanks for stopping by..
'til next time {hugs}

When I get ARoundToIt..

What can I say?  I had good intentions of keeping current with post but alas.. good intentions have to be put in motion and not just in thought bubbles!  I kept saying I'll post when I can get around to it, but as I've said before, I'm an excellent procrastinator!  Shoot.. If I was being honest, I might admit I'm just plain lazy!  Well,  I finally got a round to it and here it is, even if I made it myself.. 

Now, this is the reason I can't get anything done..    It took me all night to make it!  Oh well,  Here I am again and I hope to be here more often but we'll see how it goes!

I haven't been idle all this time away.  I've spent the last two summers at my beloved beach along with my beautiful Grandangel who just turned 21 this week!  She will be a senior in college this year and has spent the last two summers working at The Dunes Club and being my housemate. 

Now, this is a perfect example of my good intentions.  I wrote this post the week of July 23, 2013, never finished it, therefore, never posted it and here it is 2014. 

I'll add a bit more to this one and then I'll officially start 2014 with those good ol' intentions yet again.

This Grandangel is now in her final semester of college.  I can't fathom that 21 years have passed so quickly.  The next grandangel is now 20 and hoping to enter the wonderful world of nursing.  My 'baby' grandangel is now a teenager and is doing great in school! She is an awesome cheerleader and dancer and sweet as she can be.  Good grief, I'm too young to be this old!

Be blessed and thanks for stopping by..
'til next time {hugs}