Harassing Phone Calls from (801) 663-7181

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Have you gotten a phone call from this number? (801) 663-7181 1 (801) 663-7181 +1 (801) 663-7181 801-663-7181 8016637181 I have. I’ve been getting phone calls from them for the last week or more. They never leave a message, and when I call them back I’m met with a recorded voice that says: Thank you…

Dishes or dishwasher caked with white gunk? Here’s the fix!

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Our dishwasher went out not long ago and we decided it was time to replace it rather than repair it. We’d repaired it in the past, it was time to replace it — ten years is a pretty good run for a modern dishwasher, dontcha think? Anyhow. The new one just wasn’t doing well. We…

Did you get a check in the mail for a sweepstakes that you didn’t enter?

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Here’s the scenario: You go to your mail box and find a letter, usually without a return address, and usually sent from someone outside the country. You open the envelope and inside you find a letter and a check. The letter says you’ve won some sweepstakes and all you have to do is make arrangements…

Email: “Very, Very Serious Warning” or “If This Passes, There Will be War”

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Recently an email has been making its rounds, this one challenges the reader to see “how fast can we get this one around the United States of America?” It says: On Wednesday [11 November 2009] the Obama administration took its first major step in a plan to ban all firearms in the United States. The…

When should we start being paranoid? Does Google Know “Too Much” about you?

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This is going to be a long post (just shy of 3000 words), but the history and the information is all very relevant. The questions at the very end, if read on their own, might sound paranoid or irrelevant, but when put in context of what Google is, and what Google knows about you, you…

Fraud: Watch for errors on Social Security statement

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It looks like there is a variant to the fraudulent email that I discussed in my last post. This version is almost identical, it just uses another subject line: “Watch for errors on Social Security statement”. This is fraudulent as well, don’t fall for it! If this, or any of my posts, has saved you…