Preying on the elderly.... Don't let this happen to you.
Senior scams are a huge problem in this country right now.” “It’s important for seniors to educate themselves about these cons, so that they can remain one step ahead of these scammers.”
Such is the case with my elderly neighbor who is now out of her savings for roof repair that never is going to happen.
My neighbor Dolores is a sweet 78 year widowed retiree living in the same home she and her husband purchased over 40 years ago. The home over the years has developed some structural problems one of which were a couple of leaks in the roof.
Recently she came over in tears, the men she hired to repair her roof have failed to show up and complete the job and now the number she has for them is no longer in service.
The so called business card she had is nothing more than a punch out card printed from someone's computer.
Dolores thought the two men who showed up at her door selling their service were a Godsend. She believed she finally found someone who would do the job for the money she had, all the money she had.
A word to the wise, if it's too good to be true it isn't. Dolores lost $3400 to these scammer's with very little recourse. She can sue them if she ever finds them, but even if she does they most likely wouldn't pay any court order and probably don't have a legal job to garnish from any check.
Don't hire anyone who comes to your door. Anyone you do hire, look up their license. Make sure the people you hire are legitimate and have a good reputation.
Protect yourself, protect your parents and protect your elderly neighbors. Make sure this doesn't happen to someone you love and care about.
Oh the so called roofers were called "Duane's Roof Service" and they're located in Michigan. The scammer and his accomplice are black males, both appear to be in their 40's about 6' tall. The one who is "Duane" has a scar on his neck that he said he got while serving in Iraq. Most likely another lie to appeal to and sucker Dolores in. Her husband served in Vietnam and has pictures of him during his years of service throughout her living room. Duane is thin build and has his hair shaved close to his head almost bald. Seniors, please protect yourselves.
Black Cop Kills Unarmed White Youth — Media and Feds Silent
The shooting may be completely justified, we don’t know yet, but that’s not the point, it’s the media’s non-reaction to the event that is the issue here.
While national news media continue to focus on race in Ferguson, Missouri, where a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, they apparently don’t think a similar case in Utah with the races reversed is that newsworthy.
Police in Salt Lake City are continuing their probe into an Aug. 11 shooting outside a 7-Eleven convenience store, when a black police officer, whom local media are referring to as “not white,” shot and killed 20-year-old Dillon Taylor, who was unarmed at the time, according to his supporters.
Police Chief Chris Burbank said the entire incident was captured on the body camera of the officer who shot Taylor.
“You will see on camera … the actions of everyone involved, including up to the point where our officer utilizes deadly force and his response thereafter,” Burbank told reporters.He said the video, along with the officer’s identity, will be released at the “appropriate” time, adding it could be days, weeks or months.
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"And it goes without saying that in any incident involving a police officer, many people with absolutely no understanding of police work or lethal violence suddenly think they’re experts. After Brown’s death I expected a loud chorus of hysterical cries from people who had no idea what the hell they were talking about. I haven’t been disappointed.
“But he was unarmed!”
I’ve lost count of the times I’ve heard the term “unarmed teenager”. Yes, Brown was an unarmed 18 year old. He was also 6’4″ and 292 pounds. Anyone who thinks an unarmed, 6’4″, 292 pound man can’t be a threat has never been punched in the face. Unarmed people can be extremely dangerous.
In 2012 an unarmed 17 year old beat an El Paso police officer to death. The officer was 29 years old, a former Marine and veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. "
An off-duty police officer in New York City was beaten almost to death by an unarmed man last November.
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