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May 21Liked by Virginia Fisher Yaffe

Oh my Virginia. So relatable. My grandma was punked after I had sent her a postcard on vacation. The mistake I learned: never put "Grandma" in a postcard. In the mail delivery process, someone found it, tracked her number down, called her, impersonating me, and said the reason my voice didn’t sound like me was because of a "broken nose.” Other clues gave him away, triggering a relative to call my cell phone and realize, I was safe at my desk at work.

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I love your happy ending. Mind didn't turn out well. But. Lesson learned.

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This is not a fun post to post about. You were quick on your feet to ask 'Caleb' what he calls you. Thx for this!

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"Phones should stay where they are put and not ramble around the house like feral cats." Best sentence of my entire week!!! And now I have a security question also. Thank you for this lovely piece - so timely and so well written.

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That is becoming a common scam approach, unfortunately. How wise to have asked the question. I can imagine that was a long 3 hours and 15 minutes until you could check with Caleb by phone.

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I echo what your reader Paula says. Sadly the same thing happened to my mother. Smart gran indeed!

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May 5Liked by Alice Goldbloom

This is not so much about a mean-spirited AI scam, but about grandmotherly love, and having the presence of mind to ask a question that only your real grandson could answer correctly. A lovely piece!

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May 5Liked by Alice Goldbloom

A wonderful story full of humour about grandmotherly love and smart thinking.

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May 5Liked by Alice Goldbloom, Virginia Fisher Yaffe

I love your writing of dialogue that keeps us hanging, and how you start with flour in your hands and end up with cake!

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May 5Liked by Alice Goldbloom, Virginia Fisher Yaffe

Smart thinking to ask a key question!

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May 5Liked by Alice Goldbloom

I want to be your grandchild.

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Any time!

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May 5Liked by Alice Goldbloom, Virginia Fisher Yaffe

Goodness! As a grandmother, I'm now terrified for my grandson...

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