Well, this past weekend started with a call from mom telling me that she might have done something that she couldn’t remember doing. My first thought ok, how bad can it be? After I got her calmed down she told me what happened. She was a target of a phone scam…yes it happens a lot even if you don’t do anything at all. My husband and I have had our fair share and to no fault of our own. So I got her to calm down and she tells me what happened. She told me she wrote it down which I am thinking that is good, but some of the information she told me later to the information she told me that day was different, but it really didn’t matter she knew to write it down which helped when I reported it. So we where able to get things in place to make sure if anyone tried to access her information that flags would go up. After contacting the bank the support person on the other end was so nice and helpful it was great to hear to reassure even myself that it would be ok. They said, “that this is one of the most used scams out there and it happens more then you think.” So the lesson that I learned from this is that I need to stay informed of my mom’s credit information even more then I was. So for those reading and haven’t thought of this it would be a great idea to go to IDtheft.gov and just to check on your information. This is also where they offer three companies that you can get your credit report for free. This is offered to anyone even if you haven’t be compromised. I am learning a lot about things that I didn’t even know that I needed to know. So bonus with something like dementia that isn’t so nice. You need to look at the good things even when it seems that there is a lot more bad going on. Blessings All.
Now you may be asking your self what is up with the title for today? It just pop in my head. I am of that generation that grew up on SPAM. Now if you asked me if I ate it any more the answer would be no and that I can’t even think of the last time that I ate it, but it was part of my childhood and memories with my mom so that is probably why this title came into my head. I greatly appreciate you coming and checking out my page. Blessing to you and yours.