Report from Mick Hergert – Another Scam to be aware of

Report from Mick and Donna Hergert

Donna and I received a phone call this a.m. from our oldest grandson who suddenly went to New York to attend a wedding.  While there he rear ended someone, broke his nose, and was issued a DUI.  He had one phone call to make after the emergency room and booking at the police station.  Didn’t want to have us tell his parents. Real fishy.  We got a call 10 minutes later from an attorney in NY giving us details of how we can “spring” the kid out of jail.  Of course it meant sending $$ to him. I knew it was a scam pretty quickly as I have read about the “grandparents scam”.  So, for all the grandparents in Charbonneau take warning.

The scammers claiming a broken nose and therefore sounding nasally, did explain the change of voice.  However, Mick stated that they know their Grandson and know that he would never go on a lark trip to NY for just his friends wedding and so they called him immediately and of course he was at work.
Bottom line is always good to check the facts of any phone calls you receive

Improvements to our pools

Please stop by the pool on Winchester to see the new concrete.  Soon your pool may be getting this update

Before: B pool on Sacajawea, still needs to be done, see picture below


After: Pool on Winchester, with new concrete


And you may have noticed a few decorative pots at your pool, a nice addition


Another Scam – Please be aware of anyone calling and saying they are from VISA or Mastercard

I received an email this morning from Jesse Taft with information on a new scam to be aware of.

The caller states that they are from Security and Fraud for your credit card and then tells you that they want to verify a purchase on your credit card.  They do not ask you for the number of your account, but ask you for the three digit number off the back of the card.  I called my VISA credit card company to inquire about this scam.  They stated that if you get this call, the “Scammer” may have intercepted enough information on your account to piece together all they need, and with the addition of the 3 digit code and perhaps an expiration date they are able to make charges to your account.

As always, do not give any information to an unsolicited call.  Hang up and call the official number on the back of your credit card and let your credit card company know about the call you just received.  If you have a cell phone, make a note of the number that the scammer called from and give this information to your credit card company also.

If you do have a cell phone, you can then go to recent calls and block the number so that you will not receive future calls, at least not from the same number.

Happy 4th of July – Fun Fact about our flag

The Designer of Our Current Flag

The flag, as it flies today with 50 stars and 13 stripes, was designed in 1958 by 17-year-old high school student, Robert G. Heft, of Lancaster, Ohio.

While his teacher only awarded Heft a B- for the sewing project, President Dwight D. Eisenhower chose his design out of 1,500 entries.

Thankfully, Heft’s teacher made good on her promise to raise his grade in the unlikely event that his design won the contest.

4th of July