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Old 03-06-2015, 11:50 AM   #3921
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I'm bored. I thought with the cold weather in so many parts of the country there would be more people online, here and on other forums, but that's not the case. The whole internet is dead. I need someone to talk to besides DH. LOL
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Old 03-06-2015, 12:02 PM   #3922
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Hi, Carol. It's a bright cold day here in MA. SO is off working today and won't be home until late tonight so I'm on my own for dinner. I'm going to make something for my dinner that she dislikes.

What's up with you?
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Old 03-06-2015, 12:12 PM   #3923
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I have several things that I like that DH doesn't like, especially fish. In that case, I usually grill a steak for him because although I will eat it, steak is not one of my favorites. I can grill my fish and his steak at the same time.

It's always nice to have a day at home alone to just do your own thing.

DH brought up going to the casino today because although it's cold, there is no snow predicted. So that will keep me entertained for a few hours and I will have a good meal at the seafood buffet.

What is that picture in your avatar? I always wondered.
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Old 03-06-2015, 12:41 PM   #3924
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We don't have a casino near us. We gamble when we vacation in Aruba each year. We go to the low budget casinos where I can get onto a $5 or $10 blackjack table and keep myself occupied for a couple of hours.

The avatar photo is from a park in Montreal where there is an artificial pond with water steps running into the river. It's a close up of the attached.
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Old 03-06-2015, 01:00 PM   #3925
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I hope you feel sure you were actually dealing with PayPal.

I ended up once with a message supposedly from MacAfee. I ended up downloading a registry cleaner before I realized what was going on. Getting rid of the registry cleaner also managed to get rid of key elements to my System Restore. If I need to do a System Restore, I'm screwed!

The information they were asking for could be a way to steal your identity in the wrong hands.
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Old 03-06-2015, 02:25 PM   #3926
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I hope you feel sure you were actually dealing with PayPal.

I ended up once with a message supposedly from MacAfee. I ended up downloading a registry cleaner before I realized what was going on. Getting rid of the registry cleaner also managed to get rid of key elements to my System Restore. If I need to do a System Restore, I'm screwed!

The information they were asking for could be a way to steal your identity in the wrong hands.
That was my first thought also. I got a call last week supposedly from the IRS in Washington. They were telling me that my tax return had been hacked and my SS number along with other stupid stuff. The IRS, PayPal, your bank, etc. (any institution or retail) will never discuss any financial information over the phone. They will send you a letter with their letterhead telling you of any problems. The second he said "tax return" I knew what he was full of it! But I love to play with these idiots that think I am stupid and will fall for what they are selling. I kept him on the line for five minutes trying to remember my SS number. I think he bought 000-00-001 for my SS number. The minute any person asks for financial information, hang up! Unless you want to toy with them like I do. I also give them a false address. I give them the address of our police station. One time I made an appointment for the man to come to my house feigning interest in what he was selling. I never did find out if he showed up at the police station.
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Old 03-06-2015, 03:15 PM   #3927
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I hope you feel sure you were actually dealing with PayPal.

I ended up once with a message supposedly from MacAfee. I ended up downloading a registry cleaner before I realized what was going on. Getting rid of the registry cleaner also managed to get rid of key elements to my System Restore. If I need to do a System Restore, I'm screwed!

The information they were asking for could be a way to steal your identity in the wrong hands.
I did consider that, but the address in the address bar looked right. It wasn't a question of getting an email and clicking a link. I clicked a link to PayPal from a reputable site. I wanted to make a donation to their legal fund. They have been threatened with a lawsuit because they are campaigning to ban neonicotinoids, the pesticide associated with bee die off.

The problem seems to be too many cookies in my browser. I was able to login with no problems from a "private browsing" session.
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Old 03-06-2015, 05:07 PM   #3928
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I just spent over an hour trying to log in to PayPal. It said I had been chosen for a special verification. So, it asked me about my credit card number. Then it told me to choose a new password and verification questions. Then it wanted to phone me because it didn't recognize my computer (it's probably been several to half a year since I logged in.) Then it asked me to change my password and verification questions again, and again, and again. It sent me, several times, to a page that said, "The link you used to access this page has expired. Please log in to your account or begin your password recovery again."

I phoned. It asked me what was my problem. I said, "Password". It sent me a link to reset my password. I went through the above nonsense again. I phoned again and waited on hold for ~10 minutes twice to get a person.

I finally sent them a help request using their webform. They promise an answer within 24 hours. Aarghhh
I had that happen with PayPal when I hadn't used it for a long time, WHAT A PAIN!
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I figured you had it covered, Taxy. But, like Addie, alarm bells started ringing when you listed all the information they asked for.

I don't use PayPal. I don't have a checking account, just my debit account. I only need 2 money orders a month @ 70 each. I'd pay the electric online, but it charges $2.95 to pay it online. I won't do it. A stamp is cheaper! I refuse to pay for the privilege of paying my bill online.
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PayPal is just so nice for online shopping and donations. The merchant gets the money, minus a fee, but they don't get any of my financial info. I don't much like giving out my CC# to stores all over the internet.
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