Thursday, April 24, 2014

Ch 12 is a local channel in Wichita Ks. It covers south central.

They are pretty good at compiling local news, and rendering facts. Which one can appreciate muchly.

The following article is about a current scam making the rounds of us under appreciated schooling fish:

FactFinder 12 first told you about a jury duty scam in January. This past weekend, Wichita police received four complaints about the scam.

Here’s how it works: A person calls claiming to be a sheriff’s warrant deputy.  He says there’s a warrant for your arrest for failing to show up for jury duty.

You’re told to either send money right away, or be hauled off to jail.

FactFinder 12 Investigators spoke with a woman Monday who fell victim to the scam. She was too embarrassed to speak on camera. She says the man called himself “Sergeant Jones” and was “very convincing.”

After getting off the phone, she ran to the nearest Walgreens and put $475.50 dollars on a Green Dot Money Pak card, as ordered. She then called the man back and gave him the card number. Police say once that happens the money is gone and almost impossible to trace.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s office does not collect fines for failing for show for jury duty. And the county would certainly never use Green Dot cards as currency.

In honesty I can say, although I’ve been getting many calls of an official sort, I haven’t received this one yet.

Just a lot of them from the eye doctor.

Ran last night and this morning. Thunder and lightening last night and this morning. The ground is/was so  dry the rain is welcome and hasn’t really pooled or started run off. The intensity has bee high. Power lines down and trees split by the lightening.

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From the reaches,

Ten Whiskey

About tenwhiskey

User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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