Just a quick note to tell you that I suspect a new fraud scheme is in use. I got a call today that set my nerves on edge.
First off – the caller had a computer-generated voice, like he is using some voice-masking software to hide his real voice. Second, he said he was calling from Publisher’s Clearing House. When I asked what he was calling about, he said it was in regards to a cashier’s check for $4 Million USD that I had won in one of their giveaways.
I do enter PCH contests quite often. That also means that I get correspondence from PCH on a regular basis, and more than once I’ve gotten “advance notice” from them telling me EXACTLY what to expect if I win a major prize. Never have they said anyone would attempt to call me before they arrive at my door to deliver the “big check”.
Anyhow, I told the caller that I was at home, and if the Prize Patrol was in town attempting to deliver my prize, they would have no trouble finding me. He hung up.
Well, first off, most people probably don’t know what “havingness” means, since it is an invented word. It refers to a person’s willingness to have things – not desire, but ability.
After that post I wrote about not sleeping, my good friend Anita and I traded a few emails trying to brainstorm a solution to my trouble. I told her that, if all else failed, August was coming soon and historically it is the hottest and driest month of the year around here. Or, perhaps the PCH Prize Patrol would ring our new doorbell on August 31 – if they do, I would answer the door.
Yesterday was yet another very wet day. The storms moved into the area around 4:30 AM, and it rained most of the morning. Naturally, our mail was delivered in the rain. What was funny, though, is that there was an envelope from PCH – clearly marked on the outside, “You’re A Winner – Prize Check Enclosed”.
The envelope was so wet that it pretty much disintegrated when I looked at it. Still, with care and the acquired skill of opening soaked envelopes, I managed to get it open without destroying the contents. Yes, it was NOT a joke. We did win a PCH prize.
Well, I can have that. The check was mailed to our credit union for deposit yesterday. Now we need to work on havingness to get to that point of being able to “have” a $5,000/week income for life. The prize is awarded at the end of this month. *grin*