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Trungpa’s Crazy Wisdom by
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...too complicated to categorize
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Scamming the Scammer by (4 Stories)

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The best story I ever heard came from a friend.
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Scams and Shams by
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We pair up with strangers, hold hands and look into each other’s eyes for an extended period of time; we change partners and smile goofily at one another for another extended period of time; we fall backwards into yet another stranger’s arms and trust that we’ll be caught.
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My Uncle Milton, the Second-Story Man by
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My uncle Milton wasn’t exactly a hardened criminal,  but the truth is he was once caught breaking and entering. Most of the time Milton was a mild-mannered, slightly absent-minded professor of chemistry at Smith College and lived with my aunt Roseanne in Northampton, Massachusetts in a wonderful Revolutionary-era house at the end of Poplar Hill…
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Brake Padding by
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I suspect that had I fallen for the Mavis scam they would have done nothing and billed me for brake replacement.
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What, Me Worry? by
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I don't understand what the big deal is with this week's prompt.  Hacks and scams?  OK; I've had a few, but too few to mention.
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No Dice! by
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Try as I might, in my seven decades – most of which were lived in New York City of all places – I can’t remember being the victim of any shady deals or crooked schemes. I never shot craps in Vegas nor have I even been to Foxwoods. I was never conned in a dark…
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Don’t Do Me Like That by
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The scamming emails seem to come in constantly. Fortunately, they generally go into my spam folder and I never even see them. Here’s one of the most recent ones: Greetings, I was searching through a local business directory when I found your profile. I am Soliciting On-Behalf of my private client who is interested in…
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Grandma Gets Lucky by
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"She called my cell phone and thought I'd gone to Canada and ended up in jail."
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